Sequences of Yoga Asanas

This blog 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. 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

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sequence 15 – 3hours

Adho Mukha Virasana

Tadasana – arm variations




Utthita Trikonasana

Virabhadrasana II

Utthita Parsvakonasana

Ardha Chandrasana


Prasarita Padottanasana


Adho Mukha Svanasana

Supta Padangusthasana I & II

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana



Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana


Janu Sirsasana

Eka Pada Upavistha Konasana

Dwi Pada Upavistha Konasana


Virasana – Gomukhasana arms cycle

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Adho Mukha Vrksasana



Supta Eka Pada Virasana

Supta Virasana

Supta Utthita Hasta Padasana – over mat roll

Bhujangsana I

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – hands on blocks

Ustrasana – blocks between feet – bolster for hands

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana – bolsters crossed

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana - chair

Urdhva Dhanurasana – bench

Adho Mukha Virasana

Prasarita Padottanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Parsva Uttanasana

Adho Mukha Sukhasana

Parsva Adho Mukha Sukhasana

Chair Bharadvajasana

Parsva Sukhasana

Bharadvajasana I

Marichyasana III

Ardha Matsyendrasana I




Supta Baddha Konasana

Salamba Purvottanasana

Ardha Halasana

Setubandha Sarvangasana

Viparita Karani


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