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Phyllis Eckler

Preparing a Short Vinyasa

PREPARING A SHORT VINYASA

This form should help you create a short vinyasa to use in class with a partner or with the entire class.

Step One:

Start to move from one asana that you are familiar with into another. Make sure that one asana logically flows into another and have fun with it. Try to use some originality rather than just copying vinyasas you have seen done before (such as the Sun Salutation). Feel free to alter or modify the original asanas that you know (e.g. doing plank with one knee bent up near your chin) during the vinyasa.

Step Two:

Write down a simple personal vinyasa. List the basic asanas below (even if you are using modifications):

1._____________________

2._____________________

3._____________________

4._____________________

5._____________________

Step Three:

Use the prompts below to help you come up with your “script”. Write your movement directions on the back of this page. Below are a couple examples of things to say in your script. Use “do’s & don’ts”.

1.“Breathe (e.g. in/out) _____ and ________________________________________________ into ________________pose. Think about_________________________________while performing this asana.”

2.Breathe (in/out)_____ and move into___________________pose by_________________. Make sure to _____________________________________________ as you _________________. Feel free to modify this asana by____________________________”.

Step Four:

Try leading a classmate through this vinyasa.

Step Five (optional):

Reverse all the limbs (e.g. when you move your right leg you say “ now move your left leg”) so that you can face your partner as you demonstrate the vinyasa.

Grading Rubric

On Time & Creative

Asanas are Performed Correctly

Names Asanas

Do’s & Don’ts & Breath directions

Vinyasa Flows

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