Suryanamaskar, or Sun Salutations –

Reviving a 100yr old powerful Training Regime!


The Suryanamaskar, or Sun Salutations were originally practiced in India by wrestlers and body builders. In the early part of the 20th century Bhavanarao Pant Pratinidhi, the rajah of Aundh, started to popularise the method. Books have been released, Bhavanarao travelled to UK with a film show, the popularity grew. By the late 1930s it was a very popular training method practiced widely in India, Europe and the US. It claimed to rejuvenate and revitalise, improving health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways.

Nowadays Suryanamaskar is associated with yoga, as many styles and schools use it for the warm-up at the beginning of a class. In my own training it always had a significant role. Over the years I have developed many different ‘takes’ on it. I am using it in a wide variety of formats and intensity. In my experience it does increase stamina, builds strength, improves flexibility. Further benefits are improved concentration and balance. When practiced vigorously, there can be some detoxifying and fat-reducing effect. There is no doubt in my mind that it works. This is the reason I decided to offer it to groups who come to train with me.

Suryanamaskar can be an excellent complementary training for the majority of sports and exercise regimes. At the training sessions we will explore the individual positions and the movement chains linking them. We will learn a variety of sequences, so you can use them to achieve different results. There are sequences for strength, for stamina, for flexibility, for core power, for weight loss, and more.

To join a group, you need to call us for a chat and book your first session, or you can email from the Contact page.

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