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 This website is written as a means to assist in the practice of asanas for all students of yoga.

It is meant to be used as a tool to inspire you to constantly improve and experience the evolution

of your yoga sadhana.

The information is recorded from our own practice, but is based on the inspiration of our teachers

and yoga Masters, BKS Iyengar, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar (Pune, India).


The sequences compiled do not follow any pattern, but are worked out according to a systematic study and experience of sequencing. Please note that the timings are based on our practice - you can adapt these sequences to suit your own needs. There are more than 2000 sequences to choose from!
The philosophy of this approach is published

in the "Basic guidelines for Teachers of Yoga" by BKS and Geeta Iyengar.



    When considering the right sequencing of asanas, one has to first understand the capacity of students of yoga who lack awareness in the body and mind. Thus one starts by becoming aware of one's own body's movements, stability, capacity, co-ordination, flexibility and firmness.

Also you will get to know your own muscular/skeletal, organic and neuromuscular body.



    The practice of asana is introduces in such a way, that the student works with each part,

region and various systems of the body.

One must also be aware of general concepts regarding a sequence of yoga poses; they include a sequence should not irritate the nervous system, appropriate preparation for inversions and backward extension, and their order of learning. You should also know which asanas produce heat or coolness; stimulate or abate; energize; activate or relax; are simple or complex and are commonly practiced

at the beginning or the end of the session.

   These basic principles of learning have been taken into account, and it is taken as a given that the student

using our sequences has some understanding of his/her own abilities and limitations.

It is also understood that this is not meant to replace your attendance with your teacher,

but merely to enhance and stimulate your self practice.


If you have any questions about a pose, you can write to us or

 visit this website:

 

Sample of a typical sequence

 

Supta Baddha Konasana x10mins

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Eka Pada Supta Virasana x10mins

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Salamba Sirsasana x10mins

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Adho Mukha Vrksasana x 3

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Chair Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana x10mins

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Chair Sarvangasana x10mins

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Janu Sirsasana x10mins

Upavistha Konasana 5mins

Paschimottanasana x5mins

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Supta Pavanmuktasana x10mins

Ardha Halasana x10mins

Setubandha Sarvangasana x10mins

Adho Mukha Svanasana x2mins

Viparita Karani x10mins

Savasana x10mins


 

Sequence 171 – Geeta’s Class  (3) – December 2003


Adho Mukha Svanasana
Uttanasana
Prasarita Padottanasana I
Uttanasana
Tadasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Uttanasana
Tadasana – Urdhva Hastasana – Gomukhasana – Ardha Paschima Baddha Hastasana – Paschima Baddha Hastasana – Paschima Namaskarasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Uttanasana
Virabhadrasana I
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Baddha Hasta Uttanasana
Uttanasana
Virasana
Adho Mukha Virasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Parsvottanasana
Virabhadrasana III
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Uttanasana
Virasana
Adho Mukha Virasana
Paschimottanasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Salamba Sirsasana I
Adho Mukha Virasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Chair Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Chair Chatushpadasana
Chatushpadasana – with support
Halasana – with support
Salamba Sarvangasana I – with support
Ardha Halasana
Setubandha Sarvangasana
Viparita Karani

Savasana​

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Rope Sirsasana at the Institute, Pune, India