Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

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North Atlantic Books

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and
sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven
model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple
sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and
seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic
constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation
techniques that give yoga its transformative power.

Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga
asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy,
biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families
are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific
needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index
with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular
styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga.