How do you structure a yoga sequence?
- Grounding (5-10 minutes)
- Warm Up/Integration (10-15 minutes)
- Sun/Moon Salutations (15 minutes)
- Standing/Balancing Postures (20 minutes)
- Seated/Supine Postures (10-15 minutes)
- Savasana (10+ minutes)
What makes a good yoga flow? A typical, basic flow of a class is something like this: Centering and grounding to bring students into the space. Warm-up postures (which may be gentle floor postures or could include sun salutations! The purpose here is to awaken the body)
Can I create my own yoga sequence? The first 10 minutes typically start with a breathing exercise and some gentle floor stretching. The next 20 minutes will include either dynamic flow sequences (Vinyasa) or postures held for 3 to 6 breaths (Hatha). This usually includes Sun Salutations, Warriors, Triangle, Standing Twists, and other standing poses.
How do I remember the order of yoga?
- Write it out and use shorthand.
- Break the class up into mini-flows.
- Feel it in your body.
- Don’t worry if you miss something.
- Don’t be afraid to freestyle!