Free Downloadable Sun Salutations B Yoga Lesson Plan


I created the Surya Namaskar B yoga lesson plan using the Drag & Drop Yoga Lesson Planner that is included within the Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit. Before teaching Surya Namaskar B, you could start off with Surya Namaskar A (slightly watered down version of Surya Namaskar) or Surya Namaskar (traditional version). Surya Namaskar B is the “tough” version of Surya Namaskar. Once your students get good at Surya Namaskar A and Surya Namaskar, you could teach them Surya Namaskar B.


6 Step Formula For Teaching Sun Salutations B


Step 1
Download The Sun Salutations B Class Plan & Handouts


Click Here To Download Sun Salutations B Yoga Lesson Plan: Long Version

The long version has everything you need to practice the lesson plan before getting to class. You can take it to class with you (but you may prefer to take the short version). The long version is a great handout to give to your students, especially your one-to-one students. It immediately shows your professionalism and increases your expertise in the eyes of the student(s).

Click Here To Download Sun Salutations B Yoga Lesson Plan: Short Version

The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.

Click Here To Download Sun Salutations B Yoga Lesson Plan: Mantra Version

The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.

Click Here To Download Sun Salutations B Class Handout 1: Mountain Pose 

Click Here To Download Sun Salutations B Class Handout 2: Chair Pose 


Step 2
Practice The Plan


Make sure you know this sequence so well that you could do it backwards. That means practicing it at home before class. Follow the sequence on the Sun Salutations Class Handout you downloaded in step 1.

The 18 Sun Salutation B Asanas Include: 

  1. Mountain
  2. Chair
  3. Forward Bend
  4. Plank
  5. Upward Facing Dog
  6. Downward Facing Dog
  7. Warrior I (left foot forward)
  8. Plank
  9. Upward Facing Dog
  10. Downward Facing Dog
  11. Warrior I (right foot forward)
  12. Plank
  13. Upward Facing Dog
  14. Downward Facing Dog
  15. Table Top (Half Forward Fold)
  16. Forward Bend
  17. Chair
  18. Mountain


Step 3
Teach The Benefits


Teach the benefits of the poses within Sun salutations B:

Standing Poses

  • Feet sprout roots so you feel secure and grounded
  • Build body awareness
  • Help find your centre

Forward Bend & Half Forward Fold

  • Elongate the spine
  • Stretch the hamstrings
  • Cleanses the digestive system

Plank

  • Engages the muscles in arms, shoulders, chest and abdomen

Upward-Facing Dog

  • Stretches the upper body
  • Frees the breath

Downward-Facing Dog

  • Works every single muscle
  • Calms the nervous system


Step 4
Give Pose Assists


If you see a student not performing one of the poses correctly, use it as chance to teach the class by assisting her/him in the pose. Learning a few of these assists will give you a huge amount of confidence going into a class.


Mountain Pose Assists



Chair Pose Assists



Forward Bend Assists



Plank Pose Assists



Upward Facing Dog Pose Assists



Downward Facing Dog Assists


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Downward Dog Adjustment #1: Leg Leverage

Ask the student to go into Downward Facing Dog. Stand on the front of the mat and take your hand to the student’s sacrum (top of the hips) and apply a little pressure to help release weight onto the student’s back legs.

Downward Dog Adjustment #2: Shoulder Rotations

Ask the student to go into Downward Facing Dog. Kneel on the front of the mat and take your hand to the middle of the student’s arms  (between shoulders and elbows) and rotate (the neck will release a little).

Downward Dog Adjustment #3: Perfect V

If the student is struggling to get the classical V shape, ask him/her to go into Downward Facing Dog. Ask him/her to bend their knees a little.


Warrior I Assists



Table Top (Half Forward Fold) Assists



Step 5
Always Be Learning New Ways To Teach Sun Salutations


Sun Salutations Infographic


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George Watts

BWY Yoga Teacher at George Watts Yoga
This post was lovingly morphed into reality by BWY yoga teacher, George Watts. If you're looking for a treasure trove of yoga lesson planning goodness, take a quick peek at Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit.

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