Sequencing Fundamentals & Guidelines

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Lesson Overview

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


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


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.

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