Yoga Sequences, Cycle 2 – Sport Specific Flows: Week 6, Day 3

This cycle of yoga sequences is designed with athletes in mind. Each week’s practice focuses on a different sport, with short flows for recovery and longer practices to go deeper into poses.

Welcome to the new Yoga sequence workout. Here you will find different cycles and sequences programmed by an expert yoga teacher. These yoga sequences provide a blueprint or yoga map for teachers and students.

This cycle of the Yoga Sequences workout will focus on Sport Specific yoga sequences. Each sport in this program will have two sequences per week. The short sequences will range between 15- 30 minutes and can be added on to the end of a sport session, workout, or short rest day. The longer sequences, ranging from 75-90 minutes, are great for rest and recovery days and will include a deeper practice with standing poses and seated poses.

The sequences will be posted on Tuesday and Thursday, with a meditation once a week on Sundays.

Week 6, Day 3: Intent Meditation

“For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren’t able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.”

~John Wooden~

Intent Meditation

Find a comfortable seat on a cushion or mat. Lengthen up through the spine, open the heart center, and close the eyes.

Begin to go inward and notice what you are feeling. Start a breathing practice, counting 20-25 slow deep breaths.

As you reflect on the quote by John Wooden, think of 3 athletic goals that you would like to accomplish in the next year. These goals can be anything that comes to the mind, be careful not to judge what might come up. With these 3 goals in mind, visualize yourself accomplishing each goal with intent and ease. Take your time with each goal.

Stay here with this meditation, listening to your breath, and monitoring the thoughts that might come and go. Go back to the visualizations again if needed.

Continue to monitor your breath and breathe in a sense of relaxation and release with each breath. Stay here for 5-10 minutes and be sure to take time to journal your goals after your practice.

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