Practice Lab

fish pose
We were a little all over the place in our practice today. This sequence has a bunch of standing poses and Padmasana (Lotus Pose) variations. We were a little short of time and skipped the inversions, but I’ve added them in to make the sequence more balanced. If the standing poses seem a little random, we took the first fourteen or fifteen poses from Light on Yoga and alternated one from the end of the list with one from the top of the list, working our way to the middle. We left out Parivrtta Parshvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose) because neither of us could face it.

The Sequence

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)

Supta Virasana (Hero Pose)

Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose) on the ropes

Supta Padangusthasana 2 (Reclined Big Toe Pose 2) with the raised leg supported by a bolster

Supta Padangusthasana 2 (Reclined Big Toe Pose 2) with the raised leg all the way down on the ground

Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)

Parighasana (Gate Pose)

Prasarita Padottanasana 2 (Wide Spread Feet Pose 2)

Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

Prasarita Padottanasana 1 (Wide Spread Feet Pose 1)

Utthita Parshvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)

Parshvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose)

Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior Pose 1)

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana 1 and 2 (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose 1 and 2)

Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior Pose 2)

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior Pose 3)

Virasana (Hero Pose)

Salamba Shirshasana 1 (Head Stand 1)

Salamba Sarvangasana 1 (Shoulder Stand 1)

Kurmasana (Turtle Pose) preparation--folding forward with the soles of the feet together and away from the bodywithout bringing the arms under the legs

Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)

Adho Mukha Ardha Padmasana (Downward Facing Half Lotus Pose)

Ardha Baddha Padma Pashchimottanasana (Half Bound Lotus Intense West Stretch Pose)

Baddha Padmasana (Bound Lotus Pose)

Adho Mukha Padmasana (Downward Facing Lotus Pose)

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Viparita Karani (Upside Down Pose)

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

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