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are familiar with Sun Salutations, but few know about prostrations—their fundamental root. A prostration is a full-body practice of surrender in which you lie down on the earth in a gesture of reverential bowing, called . In Prana Flow Vinyasa, you start with simple classical prostrations and then learn a variation called Prana Flow Pranams—a flowing sequence of asanas that bridge prostrations with Sun Salutations. A pranam inspires a natural letting go that anyone from the beginner to the most practiced yogi can experience. It represents the power of renewal

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