You don’t always get out of life what you put into it, but sometimes the smallest stuff can make the biggest difference.
Great piece from Marieke at Howling Wolf Yoga, who recently introduced me to her content after reading my blog post "Why I quit: Confessions of an Authentically Fake Yoga Teacher."
The sun salutation — a common series of postures used as a warm-up in yoga classes — is revered by some yogis as an ancient ritual practiced for thousands of years in honor of Surya, the sun god. But the sun salutation sequence, called Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, and its many variations is more likely a product of calisthenic and gymnastic exercises that became popular just a century ago. The sun salutation, therefore, may be more aptly described as a glorified burpee than a ritualistic movement.