A few years after I started practicing yoga, I was bored. I’d done my Rodney Yee and MTV Yoga VHS tapes so many times I could recite them from memory, almost verbatim. Yoga wasn’t as ubiquitous as it is these days, and there were no classes in my small town. As a broke college student, I couldn’t afford more videos.
I knew I wanted to try something new, but I didn’t know how.
So I checked out some books from the library that included sequences. I began trying to follow them, but I always had to change them, sometimes dramatically. Handstand follow by Headstand followed by Shoulderstand and Plow? No, thank you.
So I would cobble together a couple poses from here and a few from there and call it a day.
Looking back, I realize I was trying my hand at putting together my own yoga sequences. I just didn’t quite have the language for it in those days.
There are many beneﬁts to creating your own sequences. They’re great when you’re on the road or have a speciﬁc need that you want to meet in the moment.
In this free guide, you will find different approaches to putting poses together to create your own yoga sequence.