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Season 1 - Episode 2

Sun: Rise and Shine

20 min - Practice


In this moment, let yourself shine. Ali leads a Sun-inspired traditional Namaskar practice to energize any part of your day. We begin seated in Surya mudra practicing kalapati breath, then move through our Namaskar sequence while chanting the corresponding mantras for each movement. We close in a centering stance to connect to this ancient practice. You will feel grounded, radiant, and refreshed.

Please see the attached pdfs to chant the Surya Namaskar mantras with Ali, and for a breakdown of the planetary aspects.

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loved this. so much good stuff in such a short space of time - perfect for mornings. though I couldn't repeat all the mantras, just hearing them helped me engage just a little more mindfully with the movements. many thanks Ali. 
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Matthew thank you so much! Such a potent Practice-I hope it’s one you return to when you can! 🙏🏽💛
Nice practice! Thanks, Ali! Namaste!
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Sandra Židan thank you so much! Namaste! 
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I really liked the use of mantra here, and very much appreciate the pdf file. One question came to mind: if one recites the mantra while doing the Namaskaram, that would mean one full breath cycle per movement, right? (breathing in, then reciting...) 
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thankyou for making me shine.grateful.
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Kate M great question! And yes! It’s a bit different from only utilizing an inhale or an exhale. Although I do find that I often move on the inhale for the expansive/lifting  movements, and on the exhale for the contracting/anchoring movements. Ie, sometimes I speak and then move, sometimes I move and then speak. Thank you for bringing it up. 🙏🏽💛
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Amanda H Shine On! Namaste. 🌞
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I love that Pushpaputa Mudra. What beautiful imagery
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Lauri K thank you so much! I love the mudra, they always add another layer of intention. 🙏🏽❤️
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