Senior Chair Yoga Sequence
The body of a senior citizen is not as limber as it used to be. That’s why a yoga sequence for seniors should be designed to increase flexibility and strength.
The following sequence begins with gentle stretches to warm up the body, followed by more strenuous poses to build strength.
1. Seated Forward Bend: Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend forward from the waist, reaching for your toes.
2. Camel: Kneel on the floor with your thighs parallel to each other. Place your hands on your lower back, with your fingers pointing down. Arch your back and look up at the ceiling.
3. Downward-Facing Dog: Come onto all fours, with your hands below your shoulders and your knees below your hips. Push your hips up and back, extending your spine and lengthening your neck.
4. Chair Pose: Sit on the edge of a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Stand up, raising your arms overhead.
5. Warrior I: Step your left foot back about 3 feet, and turn your left heel in so that your left ankle is directly in line with your left knee. Bend your left knee until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Reach your arms out to the sides, parallel to the floor.
6. Triangle: Step your right foot forward about 3 feet, and turn your right heel in so that your right ankle is directly in line with your right knee. Bend your right knee until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Reach your right arm straight out to the side, and your left arm straight up toward the ceiling.
7. Half Camel: Kneel on the floor with your thighs parallel to each other. Place your hands on your lower back, with your fingers pointing down. Arch your back and look up at the ceiling.
8. Bridge: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Push your hips up toward the ceiling, forming a bridge.
9. Child’s Pose: Come to all fours, then sit back on your heels and stretch your arms forward.
10. Corpse Pose: Lie flat on your back with your legs slightly apart and your arms at your sides. Close your eyes and relax your entire body.
Autumn Restorative Yoga Sequence
The leaves are changing, the air is getting colder, and the days are getting shorter. As the days get shorter, our natural tendency is to want to curl up and rest. This is the perfect time of year to do a restorative yoga sequence to help you relax and restore your body and mind.
A restorative yoga sequence is a great way to relax and restore your body and mind. It is a gentle practice that uses props to support your body in various poses. This sequence is perfect for autumn, when we tend to want to curl up and rest.
The sequence begins with a few gentle poses to warm up your body. Then, we will move into some poses that will help to relax your body and mind. Finally, we will finish with a few poses to restore your energy.
So, let’s get started!
Yoga Poses Sequence Routine
There is no one “right” way to sequence your yoga poses. However, there are some general guidelines that might help you create a routine that works for you.
1. Start your sequence with a few simple poses that warm up the body. Sun Salutations are a great option for this.
2. Next, move on to the main part of your sequence. This might include a variety of poses, or it might focus on one particular type of pose.
3. Finish your sequence with some simple poses that cool down the body. Again, Sun Salutations are a great option.
When creating your sequence, be sure to consider your own needs and abilities. If you’re a beginner, start with basic poses and work your way up to more challenging ones. If you’re more experienced, try including some advanced poses in your sequence.
Also, be sure to listen to your body. If a certain pose doesn’t feel right, or if you feel like you need a break, take a few moments to rest before continuing on.
The following sequence is a great place to start:
1. Sun Salutations
2. Standing poses
4. Forward bends
Best Yoga Sequence For Morning
I’m a big fan of morning yoga. There’s something about starting your day with some mindful stretching and breath work that just sets the tone for the rest of the day. Plus, it’s a great way to wake up your body and mind before you start your day.
If you’re looking for a good morning yoga sequence, here’s one that I love:
1. Start by standing in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Take a few deep breaths and feel your feet firmly planted on the ground.
2. Inhale as you reach your arms overhead, and then exhale as you fold forward into a Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend). Let your head and neck relax as you hang loose.
3. Inhale as you come back to standing and then exhale as you step or jump your feet back into Plank Pose. Make sure your shoulders are directly over your wrists and your hips are in line with your shoulders.
4. Inhale as you lower down into Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose). Keep your elbows close to your body as you lower down.
5. Exhale as you press back up to Plank Pose.
6. Inhale as you lower down into Downward Dog. Spread your fingers and press your heels toward the ground.
7. Exhale as you step or jump your feet forward into Uttanasana. Let your head and neck relax as you hang loose.
8. Inhale as you come back to standing and then exhale as you fold forward into a Uttanasana.
9. Hold the pose for a few deep breaths, then release and step or jump back into Downward Dog.
10. Take a few deep breaths in Downward Dog, then slowly come back to standing.
This is just one sequence to get you started, but there are endless possibilities when it comes to morning yoga. If you have a particular pose or sequence that you love, feel free to add it in. The most important thing is to just take some time for yourself in the morning and connect with your body and breath. Namaste.
30 Minute Yoga Flow Sequence
for Improved Flexibility
When it comes to improving flexibility, many people think that they need to spend hours upon hours in the gym or in a yoga studio. This, however, is not the case. In fact, you can improve your flexibility in as little as 30 minutes a day with a simple yoga flow sequence.
Below is a basic 30 minute yoga flow sequence that you can do each day to improve your flexibility.
1. Warm Up
The first step in any yoga flow sequence is to warm up your body. This can be done by simply stretching your body for a few minutes. Some good stretches to start with are the cat-cow pose, the runner’s stretch, and the downward dog pose.
2. Sun Salutations
Next, move on to the sun salutations. This sequence of poses will warm up your body and get your blood flowing.
3. Forward Bend
After the sun salutations, move into a forward bend. This pose will stretch your hamstrings and your spine.
4. Triangle Pose
Next, move in to the triangle pose. This pose will stretch your hips, hamstrings, and shoulders.
5. Half Moon Pose
The half moon pose is a great pose to stretch your hips and your spine.
6. Child’s Pose
The child’s pose is a great pose to stretch your hips, your back, and your shoulders.
7. Camel Pose
The camel pose is a great stretch for your back and your hips.
8. Bridge Pose
The bridge pose is a great stretch for your hips and your back.
9. Corpse Pose
The corpse pose is a great way to end your yoga flow sequence. This pose will allow you to relax your body and your mind.
I am passionate about yoga and this is my blog. I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching for 5. Yoga has transformed my life in so many ways and I love being able to share that with others. My hope is that through this blog, I can help people learn more about yoga, connect with other yogis, and find inspiration to live a healthier, happier life.