Mistakes to avoid when performing Surya Namaskar
In a recent post on Instagram, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar pointed out some common mistakes that one should avoid while doing Surya Namaskar. “In our zest to do more, we do more damage to our neck, shoulders and back. And we promptly go from 100 to 0. It’s the quality and not the quantity that matters. Even 3 a day are good, if done right. Build it to a 5 or a 7 max but keep your focus on the basics, the form and the technique,” she wrote in the caption.
1. You drop your shoulders towards the ears
While performing the third step which is the standing forward bend, many try to bring their ears and shoulder close. This should be avoided. You should lift your shoulders and move them away from your ears. Not just in this position, you should follow this throughout the sequence.
2. Your hips are not aligned
When in a plank position, compress your hips and keep your body in a straight line. Do not raise your hips or drop them. For a perfect plank, keep your body in a straight line.
3. Your collapse on your front body
In the eight-step that is the downward-facing dog pose, many put their body weight on the upper body. Instead, you should keep your hips as the tallest part of the body in this position and push your body backwards.
Here’s the video that will help you understand better:
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