Sun Salutations are a set of yoga poses that help us feel energized, focused, alert, and calm all at the same time. When you put the poses together, they create a circle that begins and ends with Mountain Pose which makes it a pretty easy practice to memorize. Once you learn the pattern of Sun Salutations, it becomes easy to practice pretty much anywhere at any time (except right before bed—this is the ONLY time that I do not recommend you practice Sun Salutations).
Sun Salutations are great to do first thing in the morning to give you an energy boost to start your day. Traditionally, they were practiced at sunrise to literally “salute the sun.” Sun Salutations can also be helpful at the end of the work or school day to increase your energy and focus for the rest of the evening.
I recommend trying Sun Salutations at a few different times of day to see what works best for you. This 10-minute practice uses a combination of standing salutations, and Surya Namaskar A, B, and C.