Summer vacation is almost here and let’s be honest, that always gives (a little) stress. At first the holiday seems far away, but in a blink of an eye; it’s time to pack and go. But do you have everything with you, does the trip go well, and how do we keep it friendy when uncomfortable situations arise, such as discussions or arguments? Every holiday has very nice moments and sometimes less nicer ones. And when things are a little less, these yoga exercises of two minutes will help you to restore that relaxing holiday feeling immediately.

What is a Sun Salutation?

A Sun Salutation is a series of exercises that are done in succession to prepare all muscles, tendons and joints for use. Starting your day with the Sun Salutation helps you monitor your focus. At the end of the day, or in between, this is a great way to relax the body. A Sun Salutation is often done as a warming up at the start of a yoga class. In yoga jargon a Sun Salutation is called “Surya Namaskar”. Surya stands for “sun”  and Namaskar means “Salute”. Since 2015, the United Nations has declared June 21 World Yoga Day. In honor of this day, I gave a free Fabulous Friday Yoga Class last June 21. Click on the video below to see this class.

What is the effect of a Sun Salutation?

A Sun Salutation is a very effective flow of yoga exercises that have an effect on the entire body. Through the combination of exercise and relaxation, this not only stimulates muscles, tendons, joints, but also the blood circulation and immune system. The result is a higher energy level, better metabolism, smoother muscles and joint. By concentrating on the postures in combination with conscious breathing, it gives a relaxing effect on the body and mind.

This is how you do a Sun Salutation

There are several variants of a Sun Salutation. In the videos below I show you two which can be done by anyone, explaining them step by step. Doing a Sun Salutation takes you about two minutes and has an immediate effect.


Years ago, yoga helped me to recover after a heavy medical procedure. I was so impressed by this sport that I followed a yoga teacher training and started a yoga company. Nowadays many hundreds (inter) national participants following my classes (which I find extremely cool!). Are you looking for advice or do you have a question about one of the videos? Let me know! You can find my contact details here.

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