YOGA WITH CLAIRE: BREAKING DOWN THE FLOW
Welcome to a new Yoga With Claire segment.
A few weeks ago I guided you through two of the most popular Vinyasa Sequences: Surya Namaskar A + B (aka Sun Salutations). Catch-up HERE if you missed these sequences.
Now, when I teach these in both beginners AND general classes I often break down the postures within this flow sequence as it is practiced over and over and over – and that’s just in one class. You might practice a more flowy style of yoga and therefore you’ll find this repeated at a quicker pace. Other more static styles will still include vinyasa but it’ll be slower and focused.
Either way, it’s important to learn how to do this vinyasa properly – for your safety and to build up strength and flexibility correctly. My biggest pet hate is watching students crunch and throw themselves through the practice – I am stickler for alignment!
The poses covered in this video:
- Adho Mukka Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
- High plank
- Chaturanga Dandasana (staff pose/low push-up)
- Bhujangasana (cobra)
- Urdhva Mukka Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog)
- Variations of the above
Now, before I go on I do have to say that it’s important to be honest about where you are at with yoga. If you are still a beginner be careful to not push too far and stay with the variations I provide.
Without further adieu let’s get going. This sequence will definitely generate some lovely heat within the body and make you feel alive!
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Don’t forget, once you’ve gone through the sequence let me know your feedback – did you enjoy, did you learn something new? Which asana (pose) did you find the most challenging?