What if you want do some exercising and stretching, but you have only limited time and room available, then what can you do? Answer: the Egyptian Sun Salutation! This (relatively unknown) sequence loosens up the spine and shoulders, strengthens your legs, deepens your breath and fosters the flow of energy in your body. A couple of rounds of the Egyptian Sun Salutation counts as a mini yoga session. This is because this sequence covers all six basic movements of the spine (forward and backward bend, side bends and twisting to both sides) You can also use it as a warming up before a longer yoga session or a workout. The Egyptian Sun Salutation is fairly easy to learn.
When you perform the classical Scorpion Pose (Vrschikasana), you’re bringing both your feat close to your head while standing on your forearms. This posture resembles the body shape of a scorpion, hence the name. The original Scorpion Pose is one of the most difficult yoga exercises to perform. But fortunately there is an easy variation of the Scorpion Pose, in which you’re lifting just one leg.