Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

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Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

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I am thinking about planning an "up-to-down" sequence - e.g., starting with dragon on the knees, moving to seated poses, and ending with floor poses. Does this type of sequence make sense, and if so, has anyone done anything like this before and can offer suggestions? I don't want to completely reinvent the wheel if I don't have to. :?

Thanks for any wisdom or other help!
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Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

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Start shallow and work to deeper. Starting with Dragon may be a bit too intense for many students. Take some time to work the targeted areas in simpler postures first, or be prepared with alternative postures to the Dragon for those students who cannot go so deep.

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Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

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Thanks Bernie! I took an online yin training over the summer that was excellent but was focused mainly on anatomy, not so much on sequencing. The standing to floor idea might not make sense; it was just an idea I had.

I don't consider myself to be very naturally flexible, but personally I find Dragon to be one of the easier yin poses. Saddle is much more challenging for me.
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Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

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There is a section in YinSights on building flows, as well as in the Complete Guide to Yin Yoga. You can read the YinSights section here for free.
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You could try our YouTube channel.
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Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

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Sorry for the delayed response; thanks so much for these additional suggestions! I have been doing an occasional Friday night yin class at the studio where I teach, doing many of the poses at the wall; students seem to be enjoying it.
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