Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

By | December 5, 2017
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes Author Mark Stephens
ISBN-10 1583944974
ISBN-13 9781583944974
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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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

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