Beginner – Follow Purple boxes if you are new to Yoga, or need to take it easy.
Intermediate – Follow Purple & Blue boxes if you have taken 20 Yoga classes.
Advanced – Follow Purple, Blue, & Orange boxes if you are trained in Yoga.
Use the symbols to learn body placement and proper alignment. L&R reminds you to try poses on both the LEFT and RIGHT sides of the body. Flow means ‘breath with movement.’ On a Flow, take up to 1 full breath. 1 breath = 1 inhale + 1 exhale. Phreeze means hold the pose for 3 breaths. These sequences are a combination of flow yoga, phreezes and core training.
Do poses only when YOU feel strong and balanced. Listen to your body. Your pose does not have to be as precise as the photo. Wherever you are, you are perfect! Never force or push. Move mindfully, and be extra careful with your spine. Never move your neck while in any upside down pose. Look at the demonstration first, then try. Kids under 10 should not do headstands. If you feel any pain, stop, breathe, relax in Lazy Lion/Child’s Pose or Starfish/ Savasana on your back, and recover! Use cushions, and alignment principles to prevent injury. Take off socks, and wash off lotion so you don’t slip. Ask a teacher or guardian for help with poses. Chi Activate!
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