Creating your own yoga practice is a great way to personalize your practices and do poses that best suit your needs and goals. Not sure how to get started? We will help you! Find the best tips on how to create your own yoga practice.
Yoga sequence sections
Learning to sequence your yoga practice safely and purposefully can require valued time when you are just starting it. These are seven main yoga sequence fundamentals:
- Standing poses
- Sitting poses
- Lying on the front poses
- Lying on the back poses
Equality is important!
Ideally, an equal number of standing and sitting poses, as well as lying on the front and lying on the back poses, should be done during one yoga practice.
If you perform twisting poses on the right side of your body, these poses should be performed on your left side as well.
Breathing during practice
Correct breathing during your yoga practice enhances the overall yoga practice and helps it easier to go into and come out of the poses more effectively. Yogic breath helps to increase the absorption of oxygen and increase the level of vitality throughout the body.
- Breathe slow and long, filling up the abdominal area, the chest area as well as the shoulder and the neck areas.
- Begin to release from the stomach first and then the chest followed by the shoulder and the neck.
Read more on how to breath correctly during yoga practice How to Breath Correctly During Yoga.
Dynamic sequence Versus holding the poses
Dynamic yoga practice is suitable for those who want to:
- create heat in their body,
- burn fat,
- tone the body,
- remove toxins.
Holding the poses for 40-60 seconds:
- creates harmony in the body and mind,
- improves mental and spiritual state,
- improves physical enhancement.
If you prefer more dynamic sequence, it’s important to remember that finishing your dynamic practice with some of holding postures will calm your body before continuing with your daily life.
It is sometimes useful to choose a practice that is opposite to your favorite one or the one that is complimentary to your current mental state:
If you are stressed, choose holding postures.
If your feel heavy, perform poses dynamically.
If you feel angry, perform poses at a medium pace.
Don’t forger your changing needs
Things may change within your body and your daily life, so it’s necessary to change your yoga sequence accordingly.
- After start practicing yoga regularly, your flexibility may improve. Include more challenging yoga poses into your practice.
- You may have more stress at some time. Include more relaxing poses and meditation.
- You may suffer from an injury. Avoid yoga postures for that particular part of your body.
Resources Before Starting Your Own Yoga Practice
If you’re looking for inspiration for creating your own practice take a couple yoga classes in a studio or online. It will give you confidence in creating your own practice. There are some inspiring Youtube channels for your inspiration:
- Yoga With Adriene: short yoga online class videos with a variety of flows.
- Yoga with Kassandra: the world’s leading online yin yoga online classes.
- SarahBeth Yoga: a variety of videos for morning yoga, seated yoga, and more.
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