Challenging poses, like arm balances, are really nice to do, when you do yoga, but sometimes we make our flows so complex we forget about the basic asanas, so here is a little basic yoga flow.
Nothing fancy this time. No hard arm balances, no fancy transitions to get from one yoga asana (posture) into the next, just back to the basic poses. Basic, but good, opening poses. This is a little basic yoga flow everybody can do: experienced or not.
The series is created by the famous yogi B.K.S Iyengar. In his book Yoga Dipika he wrote a little training course for yogis of only 300 weeks. That course starts with the poses in this little basic yoga flow. Iyengar normally went pose by pose. I like that in my therapeutic series, in my ‘regular’ series I like to flow from one pose into the other, so I took his series and made a flow out of it.
Little basis yoga flow
- Tadasana – mountain posture
- Vrkasana – tree posture
- Utthita Trikonasana – triangle posture
- Utthita Parsvakonasana – extended lateral angle stretch
- Virabhadrasana I – warrior I
- Virabhadrasana II – warrior II
- Parsvottanasana – intense side stretch posture
- Salamba Sarvangasana I – shoulder stand
- Halasana – plough posture
- Savasana – corpse pose
The poses are basic, but the challenge is to feel the opening in every pose. Breathe in what you feel and to let go of any tension you feel. As soon as you can relax in the pose, you mastered it.
Have fun with this Little basic yoga flow