Sun B Sequence for August 2021

July was a bit of a whirlwind, and August snuck up on me. I have a sequence in mind and playlist ready to go, but the other prep that I usually do has fallen a little behind schedule. We’re coming into the dog days of summer, and this particular year is experiencing drought and repeated high temps, day after day. Yet, at the same time, there’s still that desire to savor the weather. Fall is just around the corner, with winter hot (cold?) on its heels. The Sun B sequence for August echoes that feeling.

Sun B Sequence

Here’s what I’m thinking with a little warmup and balancing sequence added in. Much of the sequence comes from my own teach training with Maria Toso, a master in class design and development.

Warm up

  • Apanasana, knees to chest
  • Spinal twist or wind shield wiper knees from side to side
  • Sit up for spinal twist
  • Come forward into balasana for active child’s pose
  • Cat / cow with somatic awareness
  • Push back into downward dog
  • Uttanasana with rag doll
  • Rolling up to standing

Sun A (surya namaskar a)

  • Tadasana
  • Urdhva hastasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Chaturanga or down dog, option for bhujangasana/cobra
  • Low lunge, hands up or on knee
  • Hips back into half splits
  • Low lunge
  • Step forward into fold
  • repeat 3x, then anjali mudra

Sun B (surya namaskar b), sun b sequence. Simple yet significant. 3x through, adding on one more posture each time

  • Tadasana
  • Chair
  • Chaturanga
  • Low lunge
  • Warrior 2
  • Ext side angle 1
  • Trikonasana 2
  • Ardha chandrasana (half moon) apex posture

Balancing series (L and R)

  • Chair
  • Eagle
  • Warrior 1
  • Pyramid pose, once with hands on hips, once with hands on floor
  • Step back into chair, repeat on other side
  • Chair
  • Warrior 2
  • Wide legged forward fold
  • Hands to mat, frog pose to sitting on the mat

Cool down

  • Dandasana
  • Baddha konasana
  • Paschimottonasana
  • Yogi toe lock laying down
  • Bridge pose
  • Knees to chest again
  • Happy baby
  • Savasana

August Yoga Class Playlist

This playlist provides a consistent beat and pace. Definitely a good option just for background music to help focus without distraction, and perfect for the ladder sun B above.

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