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With as much yoga as we publish (and practice) a year, you know if a sequence makes our end-of-the-year top 10 list, it’s one worth saving. Tuck these 10 practices away where you’ll be able to find them when you’re in need of a tried-and-true flow.
1. Gary Kraftsow’s Healing Sequence to Ease Neck + Shoulder Pain
2. Colleen Saidman Yee’s 12 Poses to Release Sadness
Make 2017 your year to stop shoving sadness down. Go ahead, let it surface and spill over with Colleen Saidman Yee in this sequence for inner peace.
3. A Yoga Medicine Flow to Free the Fascia of Your Back Body
There’s no doubt about it—fascia is still trending in the yoga world. Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria’s fascia-freeing back body flow made our top three sequences of the year, likely for its so-much-better-than-a-foam-roller, feel-good tension release.
4. Leah Cullis’s 10 Poses for Strong Abs
5. Sianna Sherman’s Creative Sequence to Help Navigate Tough Emotions
Unfortunately it’s no surprise this one made the top 10 this year. From Prince to the election to personal crises coming at everyone around us, 2016 has seemed like a year of reckoning. The good news? Sianna Sherman’s sequence will get you through it all.
Want more? Sign up for her Goddess Yoga online course.
6. Grace Flowers’s 10-Minute Back-to-Basics Sequence
For the days when you just aren’t feeling crazy-complicated poses or dancey flows, get back to basics. This 10-minute sequence with SmartFlow-trained Grace Flowers does just that. Remind yourself of the beauty of being a beginner.
7. Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom’s Detoxifying Holistic Yoga Flow
Overindulging this holiday season? Revisit this twisting, wringing, cleansing detox sequence from LA-based teachers Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom for balance.
8. Sage Rountree’s 12-Minute Core Sequence for Real People
Need a quick fix for your core between cocoa sipping and cookie baking? We do! Sage Rountree’s 12-minute core sequence is in heavy rotation for us this month.
9. Karly Treacy’s Prenatal Pelvic Floor Flow for an Easier Labor + Delivery
Prenatal yoga guru Karly Treacy taught us a thing or two about the pelvic floor this year. For starters: most women know they should be strengthening their pelvic floors but lengthening? Turns out, yes. This 10-step pelvic floor practice builds strong and supple muscles to support childbirth, your vital organs, and even your love life. (It’s not just for moms-to-be.)
10. Elena Brower’s Flow to Transform Tension into Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a practice. Here, MC Yogi schools on the process and Elena Brower guides a tender practice to melt tension and open the heart.