Surya Namaskar A for Chronic Illness’ Charlotte and I have been working together for about 4 years. Charlotte has chronic ME. When her health is bad we adjust her Ashtanga yoga practice so that she can maintain consistency. This year Charlotte’s health has been particularly bad so our Surya Namaskara has to be very gentle otherwise it will deplete her at the beginning of her practice and leave her without energy for days. This seated version honours the fundamental Ashtanga yoga vinyasa and tristhana system (breath count/movement /gaze point). We hold downward dog for 3 breaths. || Note: Some ME sufferers cannot lower their heads without feeling like their head will explode - I would suggest keeping the chin and head lifted in these cases. In downward dog this would mean lifting the chest too to allow the chin and head to be elevated. I love teaching a diverse mix of students. I’m a great believer that anyone and everyone can practice Ashtanga Yoga. If you know any ME sufferers feel free to share this with them.