Sun salutations appear in most yoga classes as it's a sequence of poses that allows you to warm up the whole body.
There are lots of variations of this sequence and also ways that you can modify to make this sequence most suitable for you.
As the sequence of poses are so dynamic, there often isn't much time to see what's going on and follow the instructions in class.
Below are some videos to help you understand the correct alignment, so next time you're in class you will have a much better idea of how to transition from one pose to another.
Modified Sun Salutation A - Gentle
Modified Sun Salutation A - Stronger
Sun Salutation A - Stronger
I have labelled the videos above as 'gentle' and 'stronger'. The 'gentle' one is most suitable for those who are beginners. However, if you're an experienced yogi, sometimes you need the gentle version. The 'stronger' versions are best suited to more experienced yogis, however if you're feeling strong and hold the postures with the correct alignment, then by all means follow the 'stronger' version.
I like to practice 5 - 10 sun salutations each morning. It's a great way to get the whole body moving and ready for the day!