First Sequence!: "Moving as a Wave"

Starting now, no more exclamation points. Or at least for awhile. Or a couple of posts.

These sequences are going to use the Sanskrit and the English names whenever possible and there is there is a common translation. For a great resource if you don't know recognize the name of the pose, and would like to see a photo, BKS Iyengar's Light on Yoga is highly recommended.

So, without further ado, the first sequence.

                                          Moving as a Wave

This vinyasa is intended as a dance. The yogi flows between the posture as naturally as waves move across the ocean towards the shore. Ujaayi pranayama (ocean sounding breath) is especially helpful to move through the sequences.

1.         Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
2.         Dirgha (Three Part Yogic Breath) and Ujjayi (Ocean-sounding Breath) pranayama
3.         Garbasana (Child’s Pose)
4.         Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose)
5.         Move between Garbasana and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, flowing with breath
6.         Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
7.         In Adho Mukha Svanasana, alternately move heels of feet towards the floor
8.         Lift one leg in Adho Mukha Svanasana, bend leg, draw large circles with knee in air. Repeat other side.
9.         Ardha Mandalasana  (Runner’s lunge, knee bent over ankle)
10.       Adho Mukha Svanasana
11.       Pulse between 9 and 10
12.       Uttanasana (Forward Fold Pose)
13.       Move between Uttanasana and Ardha Uttanasana, flowing with breath
14.       Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose)
15.       Chaturanga Dandasana (Plank Pose)
16.       Lower to floor
17.       Raise slowly to Chaturanga Dandasana
18.       Adho Mukha Svanasana
19.       Repeat 14-19 with other leg, then again with both legs
20.       Uttanasana (Forward Fold)
21.       Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
22.       Ardha Chandra Vinyasa (Standing Half Moon Pose Series)
23.       Tadasana 
24.       Uttanasana
25.       Virabhadrasana I
26.       Virabhadrasana II  (Warrior II Pose)
27.       Dancing the warrior, moving between Viparita Virabhadrasana (Revolved Warrior) and Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)
28.       Virabhadrasana II
29.       Virabhadrasana I
30.       Uttanasana
31.       Tadasana
32.       Repeat 26-35 with other side
33.       Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Spinal Twist Pose), repeat other side
34.       Savasana (Corpse Pose)
35.       Sukhasana with ujayyi pranayama

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