Yoga Sequence Builder Tips
Standing Poses

There is only one golden rule when it comes to building a sequence.  

Flow!  

Your job as a yoga teacher is make sure each and every pose flows gracefully into the next (unless you’re teaching Yin Yoga).  

Disruptive Flow Example
Standing backbend to sitting in Lotus to Standing Forward bend

Going from standing to sitting to standing is chaotic and a waste of energy.  The transition from one pose to the next should be done with the absolute minimal amount of effort.

Graceful Flow Example
Standing backbend to Standing Forward bend  to Downward Facing Dog

Think harmony.  

Think flow.  

Think gracefulness.  

Standing Posture Flow

Below are the classic yoga standing poses.  Take a few minutes to consider the best flow for several of these postures.   

  • Chair
  • Dancer
  • Deep Fold Forward Bend
  • Eagle
  • Forward Releasing Forward Fold
  • Half Lotus Toe Balance
  • Half Moon
  • Mountain
  • One Legged Garland Pose
  • Revolved Half Moon Pose
  • Revolved Side Angle Stretch
  • Revolved Triangle
  • Single Leg Forward Bend
  • Single Leg Swan Balance
  • Standing Half Bow Balance
  • Standing Side Stretch
  • Tree
  • Triangle 
  • Upright Big Toe Sequence
  • Warrior 1, 2 and 3 
  • Wide leg Forward Bend

If you like the idea of creating yoga sequences quickly, take a peek at Yoga Sequence Builder within The Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit.  

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George Watts

BWY Yoga Teacher at George Watts Yoga
This post was lovingly morphed into reality by BWY yoga teacher, George Watts. If you're looking for a treasure trove of yoga lesson planning goodness, take a quick peek at Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit.

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