Qualification to practice Sivananda Surya Namaskar, and its modification method.
The practice Sivananda Suryanamaskara should not be done by people who have moderate-severe back pain, severe knee pain, heart/ cardiac-related issues, high blood pressure, arthritis, and it should also not be practiced during pregnancy. Also, people with neurological disorders like epilepsy should avoid this practice.
During the Padhastasna, the beginners can bend as far down as possible, don’t necessarily have
to touch their hands to the mat. People with mild knee pain can bend their knees in the position.
For the Ashwa Sanchalanasna, the beginners while going back can rest their knee on the mat and ankle tucked in, however, slowly trying to do the normal variation as this modification can put more pressure on the knees
For the Parvatasana, the knees can be bent for people who are not able to align their entire foot on the mat, also applicable for beginners.
Courtesy To: Shrutika Mishra , RYT – 200 Hour