The Atmananda Yoga Sequence is the body of knowledge, experienced through Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, combined to create a Vinyasa flow. The sequence is composed of the six groups of asanas, including standing poses, balancing poses, spinal twists, inversions, back bends and forward bends, all working to leave the body completely open and refreshed. We use the breath and attention to detail as the foundation of the flow to develop a healthy yoga practice that can last for a lifetime. We believe that through learning proper alignment our bodies will begin to safely open and through practicing a consistent sequence, rather than looking around to see the next pose we will begin to move internally quieting our minds.
Seventy One classical and powerful postures make up the sequence and help you connect with your body. We use the Sun Salutations to warm up, various hip-openers to lubricate the joints and release tension, forward bends to calm the mind and fire the digestion, backbends to energize and open up the heart , arm balances to tone the body and inversions to reverse the impact of gravity. The movement initiates with the breath to bring awareness and connect to the vital energy of the body, Prana.
The most important element of the Atmananda Yoga Sequence is physical alignment. The appropriate placing of the feet and hands and engaging the right muscles play a crucial role in protecting the joints and gently guiding the body deeper into the poses
Below is the full Atmananda Sequence. Please kindly note that depending on the level (and time constraint) of the class, the instructor may skip over the advanced portions of the sequence.