On Saturday, I participated in a workshop on creative sequencing with Wade Gotwals, who’s a seasoned and intuitive practitioner and teacher of yoga based in Chicago. What’s creative sequencing, you ask? It’s the flow of poses in a vinyasa or hatha practice. The workshop focused on using your own creativity and playfulness to create your own flow.
Creative sequencing is a two-step process:
- Play on your own (or with a friend)! Try new arm variations, twists, side stretches etc in your go-to poses.
- Write them down, then go back later to make sure that they make sense in terms of energy, muscles/joints strengthened or opened, and flow.
I think of creative sequencing as mindful dancing: you create new and interesting ways to flow from pose to pose, while mindfully designing the class to be cohesive.
Here’s a sweet playlist from the Beats for Nepal album to get your creative juices flowing! Happy playing!
Image Credit: Beats for Nepal