Sequencing: More Beginner Techniques: Beginners: Sequencing

Dynamic Movement vs. Long Holds

  • While a few opportunities to deepen into a posture may be effective, in general it is advisable to avoid long holds within an asana (which tends to be more appropriate for experienced students).
  • Instead, consider including dynamic movement and repetition for newer students.

Alternate One-Sided Movements

  • It’s advisable when teaching beginners to teach relatively few one-sided poses in a row. That is, teach only one to two poses before switching sides.
  • For example, more advanced students may enjoy a flow of Warrior 2 Pose into Revolved Warrior into Side Angle Pose into Triangle Pose on one side. This is not advisable for beginners. Instead, teach Warrior 2 Pose on one side, taking plenty of time to set up foundation, and then teach it on the second side, for instance.