January Yoga Flow: Back to Basics

yoga flow window view of sea during golden hour

January just feels like a time to go back to basics. There can be a lot of focus on making resolutions to better our lives (or as I prefer to do, refine my sankalpa), but sometimes what we really need to is to honestly chill and revisit the places where we’ve become a little complacent. My January yoga flow isn’t necessarily an easy one, I think, but it’s chock full of basic poses and mindful transitions.

Yoga Flow for the New Year

Here’s the basic outline of the flow I’m using in my January classes. It’s easy to level up and level down; I’d love to hear your modifications in the comments!

Sun B

  • Chair
  • Chaturanga
  • Right let right elbow
  • Low lunge
  • Airplane
  • High lunge
  • Warrior 2
  • Ext side angle
  • Reverse warrior
  • Plant palms; standing splits
  • Yogi toe lock
  • Malasana
  • Forward fold
  • Ardha uttanasana
  • Chaturanga

(repeat 3x)

Standing series with core

  • Warrior 1
  • Pyramid hands on the ground
  • Warrior 1; set up arm variation
  • Pyramid with arm variation
  • Low lunge
  • High plank
  • 3 legged stick into
  • Side plank

See what I mean? Basic but with enough ways to add in challenging elements for the more advanced yogis, but easy enough to level down for those who aren’t looking for that. Chef’s kiss.

Tidal Playlist for Yoga & Suggested Mantras

My playlist this month also utilizes some of these themes of basics with the clear encouragement. Some refrains that I’m offering as intentions or mantras for classes are unintentionally sourced from some girl power ballads, but hey. It came from somewhere!

Think try again like Aaliyah, just keep breathin with Ariana, or you won’t break my soul from Beyonce šŸ˜‰

“Break My Soul” is the divide into the cooldown, so if you’re doing a 45 minute class, you can skip straight there when you get to that point in your class.

Ready for February?

I used to want to be a little more tricky with my theming, but sometimes it’s just too clear to avoid. February – Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, whatever you want to celebrate, let it be love. I’ve got a fun 90’s love song playlist cooking and lots of heart openers (duh) on the way. Let me know what poses you want to see below!

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