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Great sequences. I live in NYC and there is a yoga studio on every corner. The studios and teachers that impress me the most are the ones you can tell the teacher spent time planning out the sequences. I like classes where the poses and transitions make sense. I don't know if a lot of the yoga schools spend enough time on sequencing with their students.

Lots of helpful information and some great sequences I plan to use in my classes! In my experience teaching, I have come to use what I consider the "Fail-Safe Five Part" sequence, which is actually quite similar to what's suggested in this article but offers more flexibility in the order of asana. This format fits any style of yoga and is basically broken down into Centering, Sun Salutations, Practice, Release, and Savasana. Check it out as part of the Sequencing Guide (which can be downloaded straight from the site, click on the "Shop" and scroll down). Enjoy your practice!


I have injured my SI joint doing yoga and now have a problem in hips and groins. I'm also a teacher, how can I teach my class and also do my own practice with this injury?How can I overcome this with yoga?
thank you

Elisa Aueron

Yout sequences were good but there is one important correction. As a cerified Iyengar teacher I know that for the menstruations series you cannot raise the leg in Supta Padangusthasana or else the menstrual flow will flow back in. you need to specify that it is SP II with the leg out to the side and supported by a bolster, block or blanket. Otherwise the sequence is fine. EA

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