A Teacher's Practice

This is what happens when you leave me alone with my mat for a couple of hours...

  • Surya Namaskara A 5x
  • Surya Namaskara B 5x

  • Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
  • Bakasana (Crane Pose)
  • Vinyasa 

  • Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1)
  • Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2)
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle)
  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
  • Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)
  • Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana (Standing Splits)
  • Vasisthasana (Side Plank, full expression with the toe grab)
  • Vinyasa

  • Anjaneyasana (High Lunge) -- After 5 breaths, moved to a variation with the hands clasped behind the back to open the chest
  • Virabhadrasana III ( Warrior 3 variation) -- hands still behind the back...
  • Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose variation) -- still behind the back...
  • Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2) -- ... and release.
  • Viparita Virabhadrasana (Reverse Warrior) -- I've always been suspicious of this posture.  Seems like a Western invention, a pretty pose, but it has taught me a few good lessons.
  • Baddha Parsvakonasana (Bound Side Angle)
  • Baddha Trikonasana (Bound Triangle)
  • Svarga Dvidasana (Bird of Paradise Pose)
  • Visvamitrasana (Flying Warrior)
  • Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (Sage Balance 2, "Albatross")
  • Vinyasa

  • Anjaneyasana (Crescent Lunge)
  • Ardha Hanumanasana (Half Splits)
  • Hanumanasana (Yoga Splits)
  • Vinyasa

  • Dandasana (Staff Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (West Stretch)
  • Purvottanasana (East Stretch)
  • Navasana 5x (Boat Pose)
  • Vinyasa 

  • Bakasana B 2x (jump into Crane Pose)
  • Upavishta Konasana (Seated Wide-angle Forward Bend)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

  • Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee)
  • Marichyasana A (Sage Twist A)
  • Marichyasana (Open Sage Twist)
  • Marichyasana C (Sage Twist C)
  • Eka Pada Bakasana (One-legged Crane Pose)
  • Vinyasa

  • Urdhva Dhanurasana 6x (Upward Facing Bow Pose)
  • Drop-back 8x
  • Half-back 3x
  • Chakra Bandhasana (Full Wheel?) - Not grabbing the ankles yet, but fingertips are coming within a couple inches of the heels.
  • Paschimottanasana (West Stretch)
  • Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)
  • Eka Pada Sarvangasana (One-legged Shoulderstand)
  • Sarvangasana Baddha Konasana (Shoulderstand Bound Angle)
  • Halasana (Plow Pose)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Sirsasana (Headstand)
  • Urdhva Dandasana (Upward Facing Staff Pose)
  • Balasana (Child's Pose)
  • Sukhasana (Easy Seated Posture)
  • Savasana (Corpse Pose)

(Images courtesy of beginning-yoga.info)


  1. Very nice sequence. I'm gonna try it out tonight. Thanks, Megan.

  2. Wow, I am exhausted just reading this. I would love to be lead in such a sequence some day (although I couldn't do all of the poses). Have a great trip home and embrace your family!