Review target poses (Kim Schwarz, Agnieszka HYTT and Iyengar illustrations).
Practice poses down to every prompt & test best ways to get into the pose and transition.
Analyze body parts most affected & challenged.
Look at breathing patterns & best cues to support the work in the asanas.
Build sequence by warming up specific areas of the body and for the escalation,
Centering pose to open body to target poses
Suitable preparatory poses
Options for the target poses and ways to integrate them into the sequence
Cool down by choosing opposite poses to the preparatory poses.
Add movements not utilized in target poses & best places for them: at beginning as warm-up and/or at end
for cool-down or rest. (such as twists)
Consider meditative guidance or words of calm & encouragement.
“As wave is driven by wave
And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead,
So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows,
Always, forever and new. What was before
Is left behind; what never was is now;
And every passing moment is renewed.”
― Ovid, Metamorphoses
Asanas for the Yoga Moon Salutation:
Prayer Pose – palms together overhead
Crescent Moon Pose – arching to the left
Goddess Pose – squat, arms at sides in an L-shape, palms forward
Transition Pose – star pose, the body is like a 5-pointed star
Triangle Pose – extending to the left, right arm up
Head to knee – left leg
Lunge to the left
Forward Facing Lunge – right leg extended
Squat Pose – Malasana, hands in prayer position
Forward Facing Lunge – left leg extended
Lunge to the right
Head to Knee – right leg
Triangle Pose – extending to the right, left arm up
Transition Pose – star pose
Crescent Moon Pose – arching to the right
Return to Prayer Pose – palms together overhead