EDITOR'S NOTE: Yoga Sequences are written by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat. Mindith is an E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher. Mindith has studied under illuminating yoga teachers including, Joseph and Lillian LePage, Baron Baptiste, Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, and recently with Master Paulie Zink.

 

Jivamukti Yoga

The Jivamukti Yoga method and philosophy were developed by co-founders Sharon Gannon and David Life.  Jivamukti Yoga classes are usually accompanied by uplifting and powerful music which enhance the experience of the yoga practice.

 

Jivamukti's philosophy is expressed through the five tenets of ahimsa, bhakti, dhyana, nada and shastra. The first four weeks of this program will consist of beginner sequences and the last four weeks will incorporate the Jivamukti method in flows. Hold all poses for five breaths unless otherwise indicated in the sequence.

 

Week One: focus on the magic ten and standing asanas

Ahimsa

One of the 5 Jivamukti tenets, ahimsa is the cultivation of a nonviolent, compassionate lifestyle.

 

Day One

Jivamukti Magic Ten:

  • Downward Dog 
  • Standing Forward Bend
  • Yogi Squat 
  • Teepee Twist 
  • Seated Twist 
  • Table Top 
  • Handstand 
  • Standing Posture Alignment 
  • Standing Side Bends 
  • Standing Spinal Roll 

 

Then:

  • Warrior 1
  • Warrior 2
  • Triangle
  • Warrior 2
  • Side Angle
  • Pyramid
  • Lunge with Twist
  • Seated Twist
  • Meditation

 

Day Two

Jivamukti Magic Ten

 

Then:

  • Warrior 1
  • Warrior 2
  • Triangle
  • Warrior 2
  • Side Angle
  • Pyramid
  • Lunge 
  • Downward Dog
  • Plank
  • Chatarunga
  • Upward Dog
  • Downward Dog
  • Plank
  • Knees Chest Chin
  • Cobra
  • Downward Dog
  • Lunge
  • Forward Bend * with shoulder release
  • Seated Twist
  • Meditation
Topic: