Yoga Sequences, Cycle 6: Jivamukti-inspired Sequences, Week 3

Cycle 6 of the yoga sequences workouts will focus on learning and practicing the Jivamukti style of yoga.

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 Three: Focus on back-bending asanas


One of the 5 Jivamukti tenets, nada is the development of a sound body and mind.

Day One: Short flow

  • 3x Sun Salutes A Series
  • 1x Jivamukti A Series
  • Locust
  • Bow
  • Bridge
  • 3x Wheel
  • Knees to Chest
  • Reclining Eagle Twist
  • Savasana 10 minutes

Day Two: Long flow

  • Jivamukti Magic Ten
  • 5x Sun Salutes A Series
  • 3x Jivamukti A Series
  • Locust
  • 3xBow
  • Bridge
  • 5x Wheel
  • Knees to Chest
  • Reclining Eagle Twist
  • Savasana *10 minutes