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Surviving City Madness | Sunrise Yoga Session To Energise The Body And Focus The Mind

Start the morning right with our morning yoga routine and feel more focused and happier all day....

When you live in a city, keeping a healthy balance of mental and physical fitness is incredibly important for keeping on top of your stress levels and and your busy schedule.

Sun salutations, called Surya Namaskara, are a fantastic way that anyone can start each day in a positive and mindful way. These sessions are a great way to stretch and exercise your boy, relax your mind and focus on your day ahead.

We’ve teamed up with USA Montmorency Cherries to put together this video below, shot in London’s Parks, so you can follow and try a couple of sun salutations yourself. Underneath the video of Yoga Carrot’s Rebecca Bradley, we’ve also written out a easy step by step guide for two simple sun salutations.

These salutations are best done on an empty stomach in the morning and most of the poses have an easier alternative for beginners. You can do as many or as few in the morning when you wake, depending on time and your proficiency level. Wake up the body, relax the mind and find yourself feeling fitter, happier and more peaceful each and every day.

Drinking cherry juice in a healthy lifestyle can contribute to a healthier heart and inner health. Try getting up to a glass of cherry juice and a little yoga tomorrow morning before work, to find out what difference it could make to your day.

Pose By Pose | A Guide To Our Sunrise Session

Part 1

1. Start by standing in Mountain Pose

2. Inhale and raise your arms overhead

3. Exhale and forward fold, stack your hips over your heels and elongate your core

4. Inhale and rise to your fingertips into a half-standing forward bend

5. Exhale; Step or float back to high plank (landing with soft elbows).  Lower down half way, or take knees, chest, chin for a easier alternative (tucking your elbows into your ribs)

6. Inhale; Move into upward facing dog or into low cobra

7. Exhale and move into downward facing dog and hold here for five breaths

8. Inhale and step or hop forward, then halfway lift, exhale and   forward fold

9.  Inhale and raise your arms overhead

10. Exhale and lower your arms into equal standing posture

Part 2 

  1. Start by standing in Mountain Pose
  2. Inhale and bend knees, sitting into chair pose
  3. Inhale and raise your arms overhead
  4.  Exhale and forward fold, stack your hips over your heels and elongate your core
  5. Inhale and rise to your fingertips into a half-standing forward bend
  6.  Exhale step or hop back to plank pose or lower your knees for a easier alternative

  7. Move into upward facing dog or into low cobra

  8.  Exhale and move into downward facing dog and hold here for five breaths

  9. Inhale and spin the left heel down, stepping the right foot up to right thumb
  10. Rise up into Warrior 1
  11. Exhale and lower hands, step or hop back to plank pose or lower your knees for a easier alternative
  12.  Move into upward facing dog or into low cobra

  13. Exhale and move into downward facing dog

  14. Inhale and spin the right heel down, stepping the left foot up to left thumb
  15. Rise up into Warrior 1
  16. Exhale and lower hands, step or hop back to plank pose or lower your knees for a easier alternative
  17.  Move into upward facing dog or into low cobra

  18. Exhale and move into downward facing dog and hold there for five seconds

  19. Inhale, step or float forward and half way lift
  20. Exhale,  forward fold
  21. Inhale, bend the knees and sit into Chair Pose
  22. Reach your arms overhead
  23. Exhale and lower your arms into equal standing posture
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