Themed Class building up to Purvattanasana (East Anterior Stretch Pose) – 1 hour

  • Intro: Hi everyone. My name is Jeremy and I am going to be your Yoga guide for the next 1 hour or so. This is a beginner’s yoga class and today we are going to learn some basics of yoga poses and breathing to gain an understanding of why we do Yoga.  Before we begin, I would also like to caution anyone with any medical conditions and to let me know how they are going with this.
  • Mantra:  Explain OM = A + U + M as the original sounds after creation and how they reverberate in and benefit the body when practice with awareness – Do  OM x 10
  • Breathing: Explain Yoga health benefits of Ujjaya breathing –i.e.  reduce heart rate increase stroke volume – Do Ujjaya 10 x
  • Warm Up slowly top to toe
  • Surya Namaska A x 3
  • Surya Namaska B x 3
  • Padangusthasana (Standing Forward Bend with Bound Toes)
  • Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend with Palms Under Feet)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana C (Spread Legs Intense Stretch Pose)
  • Naukasana (Superman pose)
  • Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)
  •  Dolphin Pose
  • Dhanurasana (Bow pose)
  • Uttana Padasana (Extended Stretch Foot Pose)
  • Purvattanasana (East Anterior Stretch Pose)

Since the above exercises are focused on the back, may need to intersperse each asana with child pose and/or sun salutation to pick up the energy – depending on students level at the time

  • Finish Halasana
  • Pranayama Uyaji 25 times
  • OM 3 x
  • Savasana

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