If you are a beginner yoga student, it is important that you learn the surya namaskar (sun salutation) series of postures step by step. The surya namaskar series is a difficult part of a yoga practice; alignment, breath, how you use your strength, and keeping your focus, are all necessary elements you need to safely do the sun salutations. In this yoga video, Julie Wilcox guides you through the simplest form of this series.