This classic flowing sequence of postures is at the heart of modern yoga and
can be a complete practice in itself or a preparation for a longer routine.
Traditionally performed in the morning to greet the new day, it forms the
backbone of most types of yoga and employs various forward and backward bending
poses that flex the spinal column, giving a profound, energising stretch to the
Because it is an energetic sequence that tones every muscle group in the body,
itís great for burning calories, building strength and stamina, improving
circulation and detoxifying your internal organs through enhanced oxygenation.
It has a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating effect, too.
In other words, this is a full body workout like no other, which explains its
I would recommend doing this sequence at least five times a day if weight is an
issue. But even if you only do two sequences a day, youíre doing your figure a
There are small variations in the way yogis do this sequence, but the most
important thing is the synchronisation of the motion of your breath with the
movement of your body. Basically, all upward movements are coupled with
inhalation, and downward movements with exhalation.
1. MOUNTAIN POSE
Start in Mountain pose: stand up tall, feet together or a little apart, arms at
your sides. Place your palms together in a prayer position, roll your shoulders
back and down and lift your chest.
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 March 2015 )