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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction: The Art and Science of Yoga Sequencing
Part One: Foundations and Principles
	Chapter One: Philosophy and Principles of Sequencing
		Traditional Approaches to Yoga Sequencing
		Parinamavada and Vinyasa Krama
		Principle One: Moving from Simple to Complex
		Principle Two: Moving from Dynamic to Static Exploration, or Moving into Stillness
		Principle Three: Cultivating Energetic Balance
		Principle Four: Integrating the Effects of Actions
		Principle Five: Cultivating Sustainable Self-Transformation
	Chapter Two: The Arc Structure of Yoga Classes
		Initiating the Yogic Process
		Sidebar: Creating a Theme-Oriented Class
		Warming and Awakening the Body
		The Pathway to the Peak
		Exploring the Peak
		Integrating the Practice
		Sidebar: Deepening the Integration of Asana
	Chapter Three: Sequencing Within and Across Asana Families
		The General Properties of Asanas
		Standing Asanas
		Core Awakening
		Arm Support Asanas
		Sidebar: Healthy Wrist Sequence
		Sidebar: Healthy Shoulder Sequence
		Back Bends
		Twists
		Forward Bends
		Hip Openers
		Inversions
		Savasana
		The Next Step in Sequencing
	Chapter Four: Sequencing Asana Instructions
		Teaching What You Know
		Step One: Demonstrating Asanas
		Step Two: Transitioning into Asanas
		Step Three: Refining Asanas
		Step Four: Transitioning out of Asanas
		Step Five: Absorbing and Integrating the Effects of Asanas
		Sequencing Cues Within Asana Families
		Sidebar: Down Dog as the Foundational Arm Support Asana
Part Two: Designing Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Classes
	Chapter Five: Surya Namaskara—Sun Salutations
		General Properties of Surya Namaskara
		Classical Surya Namaskara
			Classical Surya Namaskara (Sequence 1)
		Surya Namaskara A
			Surya Namaskara A (Sequence 2)
		Surya Namaskara B
			Surya Namaskara B (Sequence 3)
		Sidebar: Dancing Warrior
			Dancing Warrior (Sequence 4)
	Chapter Six: Introductory and Beginning-Level Classes
		Creating and Teaching Beginning-Level Sequences
		Beginning Class Sequences
			Basic Introduction to Yoga Class (Sequence 5)
			Introduction to Yoga Workshop for More Physically Fit Students (Sequence 6)
			Beginning Level—Focus on Back Bends (Sequence 7)
			Beginning Level—Focus on Hip Opening (Sequence 8)
			Beginning Level—Focus on Twisting (Sequence 9)
			Beginning Level—Focus on Standing Balance (Sequence 10)
			Beginning Level—Focus on Arm Support (Sequence 11)
			Beginning Level—Focus on Forward Bends (Sequence 12)
			Beginning Level—Focus on Inversion (Sequence 13)
	Chapter Seven: Intermediate-Level Classes
		Creating and Teaching Intermediate-Level Sequences
		Intermediate Class Sequences
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Back Bends I (Sequence 14)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Back Bends II (Sequence 15)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Hip Opening (Sequence 16)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Twisting (Sequence 17)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Standing Balance (Sequence 18)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Arm Support I (Sequence 19)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Arm Support II (Sequence 20)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Forward Bends (Sequence 21)
			Intermediate Level—Focus on Inversions (Sequence 22)
	Chapter Eight: Advanced-Level Classes
		Creating and Teaching Advanced-Level Sequences
		Advanced Level Sequences
			Advanced Level—Focus on Back Bends I (Sequence 23)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Back Bends II (Sequence 24)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Hip Opening (Sequence 25)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Twisting (Sequence 26)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Standing Balance (Sequence 27)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Arm Support I (Sequence 28)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Arm Support II (Sequence 29)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Forward Bends (Sequence 30)
			Advanced Level—Focus on Inversions (Sequence 31)
Part Three: Sequencing Across the Life Cycle
	Chapter Nine: Yoga Sequencing for Kids
		Yoga for Elementary School–Age Children (Sequence 32)
		Yoga for Middle School–Age Children (Sequence 33)
		Yoga for High School–Age Youth (Sequence 34)
	Chapter Ten: Sequencing for Special Conditions of Women
		Practicing Yoga During Menstruation
			Yoga for Easing Menstrual Discomfort (Sequence 35)
		Practicing Yoga During and After Pregnancy
		Yoga Sequences by Stage of Pregnancy
			Yoga in the First Trimester of Pregnancy—New to Yoga (Sequence 36)
			Yoga in the First Trimester of Pregnancy—Healthy and Experienced Yogini (Sequence 37)
			Yoga in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy—New to Yoga (Sequence 38)
			Yoga in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy—Healthy and Experienced Yogini (Sequence 39)
			Yoga in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy—New to Yoga (Sequence 40)
			Yoga in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy—Healthy and Experienced Yogini (Sequence 41)
			Yoga in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy—During Labor (Sequence 42)
			Yoga for Postpartum Reintegration (Sequence 43)
		Yoga Sequences for Menopause
			Yoga for Symptoms of Hot Flashes (Sequence 44)
			Yoga for Bone Health—Preventing Osteoporosis (Sequence 45)
			Yoga for Reducing Mood Swings (Sequence 46)
	Chapter Eleven: Yoga Sequencing for Seniors
		Creating and Teaching Yoga Sequences for Seniors
		Yoga Sequences for Seniors
			Yoga for Seniors with Arthritis (Sequence 47)
			Yoga for Seniors with Osteoporosis (Sequence 48)
			Yoga for Seniors with Difficulty Balancing (Sequence 49)
			Yoga for Seniors with Heart Disease (Sequence 50)
Part Four: Sequencing for More Radiant Health and Well-Being
	Chapter Twelve: Cultivating Emotional and Mental Health
		Simple Relaxation Class for Beginning–Intermediate Students (Sequence 51)
		Relax Deeply Class for Intermediate–Advanced Students (Sequence 52)
		Mildly Stimulating Class for Beginning–Intermediate Students (Sequence 53)
		Mildly Stimulating Class for Intermediate–Advanced Students (Sequence 54)
	Chapter Thirteen: Chakra Sequences
		Muladhara Chakra
			Muladhara Chakra Class (Sequence 55)
		Svadhisthana Chakra
			Svadhisthana Chakra Class (Sequence 56)
		Manipura Chakra
			Manipura Chakra Class (Sequence 57)
		Anahata Chakra
			Anahata Chakra Class (Sequence 58)
		Vishuddha Chakra
			Vishuddha Chakra Class (Sequence 59)
		Ajna Chakra
			Ajna Chakra Class (Sequence 60)
		Sahasrara Chakra
			Sahasrara: An Integrated Chakra Class (Sequence 61)
	Chapter Fourteen: Ayurvedic Yoga Sequencing
		Yoga Sequences for Dosha Balancing
			Vata Balancing Class (Sequence 62)
			Pitta Balancing Class (Sequence 63)
			Kapha Balancing Class (Sequence 64)
Part Five: Bringing It All Together
	Chapter Fifteen: Further Tips on Yoga Sequencing
		Soulful Vinyasa Yoga—An Integrated Level 1–2 Class (Sequence 65)
		Soulful Vinyasa Yoga—An Integrated Level 2–3 Class (Sequence 66)
		Soulful Vinyasa Yoga—An Integrated Level 3+ Class (Sequence 67)
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: The Constituent Elements of Asanas
Appendix C: Yoga Class Sequencing Worksheet
Appendix D: Popular Hatha Yoga Sequences
Appendix E: Additional Resources
Notes
References
About the Author
                        

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