30 sun salutations for my 30th birthday 

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variations on sun salutations:

✔️1/2 sun salutation a: mountain • upward salute • forward fold • 1/2 lift • forward fold • upward salute • mountain

= focus on neutral spine

✔️ sun salutation a with cow + cat vinyasa: 1/2 sun salutation • step back to table top • cow + cat • +/- downward dog • forward fold • 1/2 lift • forward fold • upward salute • mountain

= minimizes weight bearing

✔️sun salutation c variation: mountain • upward salute • forward fold • 1/2 lift • forward fold + step back to low lunge • step forward to forward fold • 1/2 lift • repeat other side

= opens front of hips

✔️sun salutation a + modified vinyasa: 1/2 sun salutation a + step back to plank • +/- lower knees + shift torso forward + lower to earth 1/2 to full way down • cobra • table top • downward dog • forward fold • 1/2 lift • forward fold • upward salute • mountain

= + knees lowered builds strength to prepare for full plank +/- chaturanga, reduces weight bearing

✔️sun salutation a variation: 1/2 sun salutation a + step back to plank • +/- lower knees + shift torso forward + lower to earth • locust • table top • downward dog • forward fold • 1/2 lift • forward fold • upward salute • mountain

= reduces weight bearing in backbend

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