Yoga Practice, Yoga Sequence

Yoga sequence: Play, not perform

I’ve been in such a deep emotional space lately that I needed some levity in my personal practice and in my sequencing. A lot of my inspirational reading has been centered on coming back to the practice for yourself. Not attached to any external result. Not attached to perfection or even the idea of perfection. In fact, there is no such thing as perfection as we are all in a state of flux, change and transition.

I have felt awkward, unbalanced and disgustingly sweaty more times in public classes than I can count. And I’m okay with that. After the first year or so of feeling self conscious, I finally figured out that I’m not performing yoga for anyone. There’s no judging panel that scores my yoga for the day. What a silly idea! Everyone else is focused on their own awkwardness, state of unbalance and sopping sweat.

So we played with flight and play in this sequence and stopped focusing on the performance of yoga.

60 Minute Sequence: Play, not perform

  • Balasana
  • Cat/cow
  • Extend opposite arm/leg
  • Thread the needle
  • Adho mukha – hip circles
  • Surya namaskar A x4
  • *Utkatasana, vinyasa
  • Vira I, Vira II, Reverse warrior, Utthita parsvokonasana, Utthita trikonasana, Ardha chandrasana, Standing split –> Curtsy squat –> Standing split, Handstand pops, Vira II, Eagle arms –> Humble warrior, vinyasa, Uttanasana/forward fold, Utkatasana
  • Samasthiti
  • Repeat * on other side
  • **Utkatasana, vinyasa
  • High crescent lunge, Prayer twist, Revolved ardha chandrasana, Standing split, Malasana, Open twists or bind, Bakasana
  • Repeat ** on other side
  • Navasana + Lift x3
  • Shalabhasana x3
  • Balasana
  • Fire toes
  • Eka pada raja kapotasana/half pigeon
  • Adho mukha
  • Jenn wooten stretch
  • Supta baddha konasana
  • Spinal twists
  • Savasana
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