Here is our last on the countdown of the top five vinyasa sequences, the moment we’ve been waiting for…and waiting… So let’s get to it! Remember, we are focusing on connecting the breath with movement to aide our mind in becoming single-pointed. In this final sequence, we will be flowing through a difficult series, thus being mindful of the breath becomes mandatory. As always, begin practicing this slowly, and then gradually speed to move one breath at a time. If you take additional breaths in the beginning, don’t worry, give yourself time and practice patience – you can do it!
From downward facing dog we inhale and exhale coming into a lunge with the right foot forward, from lunge, we inhale into Warrior I raising our arms overhead, we straighten our right leg and either placing our hands on the mat, or reverse namaste the hands for pyramid pose. Inhaling, we raise our left leg off the mat, dropping our right hand to the ground for balance and raising our left hand to the sky for half moon pose. Exhaling, stepping back for Warrior I once again, right foot forward. We inhale into Warrior I raising our arms overhead, then exhaling, straightening our right leg and exhaling once again into pyramid pose. Inhaling, we step raise our left leg off the mat, twisting and placing our left hand down, raising our right arm to the sky for revolved half moon. Exhaling, stepping back into downward dog, we then repeat on the opposite side.
- Series: Top Five Vinyasa Sequences – #5 (acupoyoga.com)
- Series: Top Five Vinyasa Sequences – #4 (acupoyoga.com)
- Series: Top 5 Vinyasa Sequences – #2 (acupoyoga.com)
- Balancing Half Moon, and not treating your body like a stranger (lisarigbyyoga.wordpress.com)
- Pictures of Vinyasa Flow Poses (yoga.answers.com)