Below yoga sequence should be used as a guide by yoga teachers to create their own yoga class plans
Dragon Flow Yoga Sequence: Yang Yoga Sequence
Students who practice the Yin style of yoga work with the deeper tissues and muscles of the body stimulating the meridians at a slow, deep and passive state. In contrast, these meridians are stimulated in a more dynamic, aggressive and active way in the Yang style. The Yin and Yang are considered to be opposite elements that need to be in harmony for good health. While the Yin is slow and builds endurance, the Yang is fast and builds flexibility. These two elements go hand-in-hand in yoga. Hence, the Dragon Flow Yoga Sequence can be introduced to students for a more dynamic flow and is one among the many yang sequences created by Paul and Suzee Grilley.
The Dragon Flow Yoga Sequence feels like a dance with the body moving in a dynamic flow starting from one end of the mat to the other. The movement of the hands and feet coordinated with the breathing process helps to open the body and heart, building energy in addition to greater core strength and balance. The yoga flow is said to evoke qualities of power and wisdom that represents the Dragon bird. The Dragon Flow is similar to the chakra balancing sequence in Hatha Chakra Balancing or the Vinyasa Chakra Balancing, wherein both the prana or energy flows, reducing blocks in the channels, just like with the meridians in the Yin Yang style.
In the Dragon Flow Yoga Sequence given below, the movements of the body are compared to the dragon bird: opening its wings, twisting while in flight, diving down, swinging its tail, showing its belly while attacking its prey, and finally taking flight. Students should move carefully from one posture to another while picturing a dragon bird as they move. The entire yoga sequence is done in four rounds, which makes the practice about 33 minutes long. If the students find it difficult to coordinate each body movement with the respective breath, then breathing deeply throughout the Dragon Flow should be encouraged.
Dragon Flow Yoga Sequence: Yang Yoga Sequence: Yoga Poses, Cues, Steps, and Breathing instructions
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A. Exhale, place the hands on the floor along with the right foot on the floor and bring the torso down, pressing the left knee and thigh outwards.
B. Place the hands firm on the floor and twist the face looking towards the left side. While doing this the chest, shoulders and the hips come parallel to the floor, flexing the left hips and left foot.
C. Press as you exhale, and go as close as possible to the floor feeling the stretch at the inner thighs and shoulders.