One of the things I love doing is producing my own yoga routines. Yes, I still follow regimens I have learned from classes, books and DVDs, however, now that I know many poses, I take pleasure in putting them together myself.

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Principles of creating your own yoga routines

There are lots of theories in yoga routine design, I’ll tell you exactly what I do. Typically, I either choose a certain routine purpose in mind or assemble a regular that attacks all the main positions.

Specific-purpose routine

A specific purpose routine might be one where I focus on my hip flexors (which are regularly stiff), shoulders or another part of my body. Another certain function routine may be one where I wish to unwind. In this instance I’ll include simpler poses and hold them longer. Essentially, it’s my DIY yin yoga routine. Then there are routines I create that concentrate on strength and intensity. In this scenario I’ll create a fast-moving flow regular integrating a lot of sun salutations and strength presents. Normally as soon as a week I’ll do a routine that includes quite a bit of core work. It’s not all core, however enough to provide my mid-section a run for its money.

General Routine

In a general regular I integrate the following:

  • Sun Salutations (1 to 5).
  • Standing presents – forward bends, backbends and balance postures.
  • Seated presents – forward flexes, backbends, twists, core and inversion(s).
  • Closing sequence (see below).

My closing sequence:

I end my regimens often the exact same. Old habits resist, as they state. In this case, I tend to finish up virtually all of my yoga routines with a gentle procession of poses that consist of the following:

  • Supported shoulder stand – Salamba Sarvangasana,
  • Plow pose – Halasana;
  • Fish pose – Matsyasana;
  • Seated Twist – Ardha Matsyendrasana,
  • Child’s pose – Balasana;
  • Windshield wipers (knees side-to-side while lying on my back with knees bent),
  • Corpse pose – Savasana.

If you are brand-new to yoga, continue following developed regimens.

However, it will not take you long till you start try out blending the order and postures. Eventually, one day you’ll wind up doing your own yoga regimen. It’s rather freeing and a great deal of enjoyable. Naturally continue finding out and expanding your posture knowledge by checking out and enjoying other regimens. Going to yoga classes is likewise exceptional for expanding your yoga expertise (as long as it’s a top notch studio).

What about just following books, DVDs and online yoga routines?

There’s no guideline that specifies you’ve to specify where you develop your own routines. I do it since I enjoy it the creativity of it. It’s imaginative since I prepare it and do it. However, there are a lot of books, DVDs and online regimens that you could do a new regimen in the house every day for several years.

Should I do different routines or do the exact same regular?

Again, there are no rules. when I started, I followed the very same regimen for a very long time with the only exception that variations were presented in the book along with even more positions included throughout the weeks and months. This formed an exceptional foundation. If you like the solace and comfort of doing only one or a few routines over and over, that too is a fine strategy to yoga. Some styles of yoga are extremely routine based while other designs integrate variations. It comes down to your preferences. At the end of the day have fun with yoga because that’s exactly what it ought to be.

Jon Dyer is a factor to YogaBaron.com.