Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara) were first introduced to yoga in the 1930s by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. In total, there are twelve poses in the Sun Salutation family (as taught at Upward Frog) and they are linked together by breath and movement.
Sun Salutations can be practiced anywhere in your class, but most usually you will find them near the start of the practice, and you will likely do several rounds.
Practicing Sun Salutations helps to establish your breath connection and heats your body from the inside. All of this is excellent preparation for the rest of your practice.
There are three Sun Salutations that we practice at the studio - Classical, A and B. Click on the images to see the detail of the poses and inhale/exhale flow of each salutation.