A Sun Salutation Is Pretty Much A Glorified Burpee (And That's Cool)

A Sun Salutation Is Pretty Much A Glorified Burpee (And That's Cool)

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.

Mula Bandha: The OG Kegels (and other times yoga knew what was up)

Mula Bandha: The OG Kegels (and other times yoga knew what was up)

Kegels, a group of exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, are #trending. But yogis have practiced kegels since way before they were popular (they called it mula bandha), they're just too humble to brag about it #imsohumble.