Sequencing By Category Of Poses

Because of their particular physical, physiological and energetic effects, each category of pose needs to be placed thoughtfully within the framework of the balanced practice. Though, of course, any pose can be placed anywhere within a sequence, here are some general guidelines.

Standing Poses

Opening Poses
Standing Poses
Seated Poses
Inversions
Restorative Poses
Shavasana

Seated Poses and Forward Bends

Opening Poses
Standing Poses (just one or two as a preparation)
Seated Poses
Inversions/Head Stand
Forward Bends
Inversions/Shoulder Stand
Restorative Poses
Shavasana

OR

Opening Poses
Standing Poses (one or two)
Inversions
Seated Poses
Forward Bends
Restorative Poses
Shavasana

Reclined Poses

Opening Poses
Standing Poses (one or two)
Reclined Poses
Inversions
Restorative Poses
Shavasana

Core Poses

Opening Poses
Standing Poses (one or two)
Reclined Poses (one or two)
Core Poses
Inversions
Restorative Poses
Shavasana

Twists

Opening Poses
Standing Poses (one or two)
Inversions/Head Stand
Twists
Inversions/Shoulder Stand
Restorative Poses
Shavasana

Arm Balances

Opening Poses
Core Poses
Inversions/Head Stand
Arm Balances
Inversions/Shoulder Stand
Restorative Poses
Shavasana

Back Bends

Opening Poses
Standing Poses (one or two)
Inversions/Head Stand
Back Bends
Inversions/Plough Pose
Restorative
Shavasana


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Modes of Sequencing
Sequencing For Balance Within A Practice