How to Design a 20-Minute Yoga Routine

I am a college student greatly in need of something to take my mind off of school. Can you suggest a 20-minute yoga routine?
—Teraissa McGovern, Winona, Minnesota

Read John Friend’s response:

This 20-minute beginning yoga routine will not only help you clear your mind of the stresses of school, but will increase your flexibility, strength, and vibrancy.

When performing this routine, breathe slowly and evenly through yournose.

You can use the book Yoga: The Iyengar Way as a visual and instructional reference for all of these asanas.