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Sequencing Fundamentals & Guidelines

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the factors involved in sequencing poses.

Objective

Lay the foundation for sequencing poses to safely and effectively meet class objectives.

Description

Describe general categories of class objectives. Name aspects of an asana that are utilized in effective sequencing. Describe a basic principle of sequencing related to complexity of poses and describe how to guide students’ attention in a way that is consistent with this sequencing principle. Explain the Desikachar approach to sequencing dynamic and static poses. Describe priorities when moving through the arc of a class. Show how sequencing takes into account the relationship between poses. Speak to the caution around artistic sequencing.

Questions Answered Here

  1. What is involved in sequencing yoga poses?
  2. Name five aspects of an asana that are utilized in effective sequencing.
  3. Describe how sequencing takes into account the relationship between poses.
  4. What is the fundamental step in sequencing?
  5. What questions can you ask yourself to lead you to setting a class objective?
  6. Name five general categories of class objectives.
  7. Describe a basic principle of sequencing related to complexity of poses.
  8. A sequencing principle relates to moving from simple to complex poses and from gross to subtle. How can teachers guide students’ attention in a way that is consistent with this sequencing principle?
  9. How does the Desikachar lineage sequence dynamic and static poses?
  10. What are the priorities when moving through the arc of a class?
  11. What is a caution related to artistic sequencing?

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