One of my favorite ways to practice yoga is to just get on my mat, start doing a few things, and see where my body leads me. I do my best to listen in for what’s wanting to stretch or move and in what ways, as well as to what energy and flavor the day calls for.
When I practice like this, I always start with a few things that I know well, that routinely show up in my practice. I call these go-tos central sequences. And now, I’m sharing them with you!
Central Sequences = All You Need
One of the best ways to meet your yoga needs today, with the time you have allotted, is to use a central sequence. A central sequence is one that takes the body through a range of motion for the spine and gently warms up the major joints and muscles of the body. It does this in a progressive way, with each movement building on the one before. And while props are always delightful, central sequences do not require any so that you can do them anytime, anywhere, with the body you have right now.
When you work from a central sequence, you can modify it as needed to either decrease or increase time, as well as switching up movements to better fit what your body is asking for.
Let’s give it a try!