Sun Salutation sequences together some of the poses we’ve just learned: Plank pose, Forward Fold, Downward Facing Dog and Upward Facing Dog. The breath is key. Every movement in the sequence has a choreographed inhale or exhale.
Downward Facing Dog is a common yoga pose. You’ll encounter it in Namaste Yoga as well as most yoga classes that you attend. The pose stretches the chest and shoulders, and strengthens the upper body, arms, shoulders, chest and legs. In other words, it strengthens and energizes the whole body.
Plank pose is all about strength, stability, endurance and activating your core. This weight-bearing pose is critical to practice for our entire life because it keeps us strong. Plank pose will also help to improve your posture, balance, and flexibility.