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

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 Six

Day One: Magic Ten Practice

2-3x Jivamukti Magic Ten

  • Downward Dog 10 breaths
  • Standing Forward Bend
  • Squat 10 breaths
  • Teepee Twist 5 breaths
  • Seated Twist 5 breaths * on each side
  • Table Top – 10 breaths
  • Handstand – 5 to 25 breaths
  • Standing Posture Alignment – 5 breaths
  • Standing Side Bends – 4 breaths
  • Standing Spinal Roll – 16 breaths *take 16 counts for the entire sequence

Day Two: Jivamukti Twisting Flow

  • Jivamukti Magic Ten
  • Downward Dog
  • Standing Forward Bend
  • Yoga Squat
  • Roll onto Back
  • Hinge to Seated
  • Seated Forward Bend
  • Cross Shins and Step Back
  • Downward Dog
  • Standing Forward Bend *Clasp Hands Behind Back
  • Drinking Bird
  • Downward Dog
  • Twisted Dragon
  • Downward Dog
  • Twisted Dragon
  • Yogi Squat with Twist
  • Roll onto Back
  • Table
  • Hinge to Seated
  • Downward Dog
  • Triangle to Twisted Triangle *right
  • Seated Twist *right
  • Downward Dog
  • Triangle to Twisted Triangle *left
  • Seated Twist *left
  • Standing Forward Bend with Twist * to each side
  • Standing Pigeon with twist *to each side
  • Roll onto Back
  • Eagle Legs Twist *to each side
  • Shoulder Stand
  • Plow
  • Knees to Chest
  • Savasana

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