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Karuna Surya Namaskara

65 mins

Karuna translates from Sanskrit as compassion or mercy. When applied to the energy of Surya (the sun) we invoke the ever compassionate Surya who gives light and life unhesitatingly to all that need it.

Through practising Surya Namaskara in this class we also allow ourselves to become that light of Surya in other people’s lives. Giving selflessly whilst remaining full and energised.

Through this new variation of the Dru Sun Sequence, we'll be taking the beautiful (yet often internal) emotions such as love and gratitude, and through posture and intension, transform them into kindness and compassion. 

In this way, we create activity and an outward expression of our internal emotions AND allow our light to shine even more brightly into the lives of those around us.

This class contains warm ups, the Karuna Surya Namaskara variation and a beautiful savasana (deep relaxation) attuned to the Sun energy.

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29 Jan, 2023
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Rachel Hammond
Anouschka - I love the pace of this class - so nourishing. The Karuna Surya Namaskara sequence added a whole new level of energy to the usual Surya Namaskara. The relaxation was blissful. I was laying on the earth in the mountains. Thank you xx.
22 Dec, 2022
Hilary1610's picture
Thank you for sharing the light .
9 Dec, 2022
KathyField's picture
Thank you for this beautiful version of Surya Namaskara - I have been deeply nourished and replenished by the lovely Karuna compassion. Om shanti
30 Jun, 2022
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Karen R
loved this version of surya namaskar . I feel full of light . Thankyou .
12 Jun, 2022
JuliaS's picture
Love the space, lightness and openness within the body
14 Apr, 2022
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Yoga with L
Thank you, Anoushka this was a delight to practice and a truly beautiful Dru Yoga practice. Lian
9 Mar, 2022
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Pat Watten
Thank you Anoushka, a lovely class and a beaurtiful relaxation. What is the background music? is it from a DRU cd? xxx
9 Mar, 2022
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Linda Griffiths
Hi, found my favourites, did what was suggested thanks, I love this new sequence Karuna Surya Namaskara, thank you
9 Mar, 2022
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Julie Carnie
Thank you Anoushka, just what I needed today - much love x
2 Mar, 2022
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Linda Griffiths
Hi, Can you help, my favourites seem to have disappeared and am not able to choose any more ?
3 Mar, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Thanks so much for your comment. The "my favourites" does seem to be working for most people now... I wonder if you log out and back in again does it then work for you?
6 Feb, 2022
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Lynda Statham
Fantastic, this sequence is so lovely. I really needed to increase my compassion and through this sequence and amazing relaxation you have given me the tools to do so. Thank you.
6 Feb, 2022
Raisinloaf's picture
Such a wonderful uplifting class, connecting so joyfully with Surya during this beautiful and powerful class. The relaxation at the end was amazing as usual, lovely flow of prana! Thank you Anouschka for this sharing of your kindness and compassion. Om Shanti.
16 Jan, 2022
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Claire Dunn
magnificent - truly. thank you. much love and gratitude to you and the team for producing and sharing this session with us. namaste
1 Feb, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Thank you so much Calire for your kind words. We love creating these Studio videos for you too x
8 Jan, 2022
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Jackie Grubb
Thank you Anouschka, what a beautiful feeling this sequence leaves with you.
1 Feb, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Totally Jackie! it's the overall effect of the sequence that makes this variation so special!
4 Jan, 2022
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Liz Waddington
Wowser. With the winter Sun streaming through my window for the whole session I felt true gratitiude & compassion. Thank you for a lovely new class & the best relaxation ever Anouschka. In love & peace x
1 Feb, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Hi Liz - yes I agree the relaxation is almost the best part!!! Forget the yoga and head for the relaxation!!!!
3 Jan, 2022
Oliviasam16's picture
Thank you Anoushka. You always inspire me and this session was no exception.
1 Feb, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Bless you Olivia. You inspire me to do more ;-)
1 Jan, 2022
namaste27-janjan's picture
Thank you Anoushka, what a beautiful start to my yoga practice this year.
1 Jan, 2022
KayMarples's picture
Thank you for this wonderful time so beautifully worded. What an excellent way to start this new year. I feel calm and at one with everything and am so grateful for the way you guided the class in movement and relaxation. at the end of each day I do send out thoughts of love and compassion to others. I realise I can also sent loving kindess thoughts to situations too. Thank you.
1 Feb, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
Beautiful reflections Kay, thank you for sharing your loving kindness with the world. Bless you x
1 Jan, 2022
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Marian Dekker
Thanks so much Anouschka. Such a wonderful way to start the new year, full of light and brightness.
31 Dec, 2021
CMiller's picture
This is a lovely variation - thank you very much
31 Dec, 2021
KathyField's picture
Wow - what a beautiful class......thank you. It was a perfect way to end the year with the calling forth of compassion. It is one I would like to bring with me into 2022. Really enjoyed the additions of Utkatasana and Charity pose and found the slower pace very powerful. I feel open and relaxed and also nicely spacious - thank you!
1 Feb, 2022
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
A beautiful reflection Kathy, thank you so much for sharing your experience of the class and the sequence. Hope it's still adding that magic to your world x


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