Sun Salutations warm the body and build an inner heat that detoxifies the physical body and empowers the energetic body. As our attention is drawn inward, the practice rises from the tristhana (union of movement, breath, and focus). Asanas (poses) strengthen and unlock the body while the ujjayi (ocean-sounding breath) purifies the nervous system. Mula & uddiyana bandha (energetic body locks or awareness) give lightness to the movement and are key to controlling the energy of the practice. Finally, attention is given to the drishti (focal point of the eyes) within each of the asanas to stabilize the mind.