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Free Online Yoga Sequence for Level 1/2 Students:
Sukasana

Childs Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg

tn-4.jpg

Down Dog to ddtwist.jpg

Uttanasana- Standing Fwd Bend utan.jpg

Clasp Hands Stretch Arms Over Head

uttanhandsclsp.jpg

Urdvah Hastasana – Hands Over Head

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Down Dog to Plank to Belly

Prone Position (great for lower back pain) img_2299.jpg

Cobra Pose

Down Dog to Lunge to Twist lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg

Uttanasana to Plank to Chatarunga (or belly) to Cobra

Down Dog to Crescent Pose

Uttanasana to Urdvah Hastasana – Hands Over Head

Vinyasa: Uttanasana to Plank to Chatarunga (or belly) to Cobra

Down Dog to Trikonasana (Triangle) triw.jpg

Down Dog

Vashistasana vashi-stg1.jpgvashi.jpg

Down Dog

Child’s Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg

All 4’s Lower Elbows

Dolphin Pose images1.jpg

Child’s Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg to Down Dog

Vinyasa

Down Dog to Malasana

Bakasana – Crane 2 x bakasana.jpg

Down Dog

Ardha Chandrasana – halfmoon.jpg

Down Dog to Uttanasana

Thigh Stretch – img_1956.JPG

(Option to do Standing Thigh Stretch)

Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
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Child’s Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg

Bridge Pose to One Legged Bridge

Bridge or Urdvah Dhanurasana urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg


Janusirsana – Head to Knee Pose trimkpadap.jpg

Dandasana

Paschimottonasana – Seated Fwd Bend paschimottasana.jpg

Meditation

Savasana

Namaste!

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Free Online Yoga Sequence for Level 2/3 Students:

Sukasana

All 4’s – Hands and Knees

Down Dog

Straight Leg Lunge with Twist – lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg

Plank to Chattarunga to Cobra

Crescent

One Legged Dog – Prep for Handstand

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Urdvah Hastasana – Arms Overhead

Uttanasana

Standing Split – standing-splitsthumbnail.jpg

Samasthiti – Mountain Pose with Hands in Anjali Mudra

L-Pose img_1951.JPGimg_1952.JPGimg_1953.JPG

Uttanasana

One Legged Lifted in L-Pose

Uttanasana

Down Dog

Crescent to Warrior III images.jpg to Tree Pose hillandelana3.jpg

Plank to Chattarunga to Cobra or Updog

Handstand at Wall – Slide Feet Down and Take Hips to Wall then Scoop Tailbone

tn-4.jpgtn-1.jpgtn-2.jpgphoto4.jpgphoto2.jpg

Child’s Pose

Handstand with Tree Legs – photo5.jpg

Uttanasana

Eka Pada Bekasana – Thigh Stretch – ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

Parvritta Balasana – Twisted Child’s Pose – img_1951.JPG img_1957.JPG

Down Dog

Parsvottonasana – parvottanasana-variationthumbnail.jpg

Sukasana – Easy Seat or Savasana- Corpse

(you may want to do a twist before and hug your knees into your chest)

Namaste!

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The yoga of Patanjali offers us Yoga Sutras including the 8 limbs of yoga. Within these 8 limbs are the Yamas (social interaction with others) and Niyamas (interaction we have with ourselves). There are 5 Yamas and 5 Niyamas making them kinda like the 10 commandments of yoga. For this class I focused on 3 of the Niyamas – Tapas (effort), Svadhyaya (self-study) , and Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to the divine). In life we mostly do, effort and forget to feel the connection to something bigger but when we take time to reflect or study we can see where we are with both. In yoga effort is important to get to the mat keep your arms strong in down dog but to leave space to soften even surrender to this greater energy. Through self-study on and off the mat using scriptures or any books that take you deeper one can see there tendency and make a choice to see balance of these actions.

Links: NYC – Vira Yoga , Elsie’s Yoga Kula, The Spiritual Tourist by Mick Brown

Sanskrit: Chin mudra or Om mudra

Sequence Level 2 :

Downward facing dog with split and twist

Straight leg lunge

Down Dog

Uttanasana

Urdvah Hastasana

Shoulder opener hands clasped behind back then fold fwd to Uttanasana

Plank to Vinyasa

Crescent Pose

Vinyasa

Utthita Parsvakonasana – Stage one elbow on knee , full pose hand to floor outside bent leg  or bounded variation-img_1954.JPG

Vinyasa going thru Chattarunga back through to Down Dog

Trikonasana

Prasarita Padottonasana – hands clasped

Uttanasana

Malasana – (garland) to Bakasana – crane also known as crow bakasana.jpg

then back to Malasana

Uttanasana

Samasthiti

Vinyasa

Plank to Vashistasana – vashi.JPG

Down Dog

Parsvottonasana to Parvritta Parsvottonasana (w/blocks or not)

Down Dog

Vashistasana – second stage leg lifted or with tree pose legs- vashistg2.jpg

Down Dog

Eka Pada Rajakapostasana – pigeon prep then to a Twisted variation img_1793.JPG

Down Dog

Anjanasana Thigh Stretch – img_1956.JPG

Setubhanda – bridge pose

Urdvah Dhanurasana 2X

Supine Twist with cactus arms – jatha.JPG

Baddha Konasana

Trianga Mukha Paschimottonasana

Sukasana

Meditation

Savasana

Namaste!

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