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- Aristotle, Ancient-Greek philosopher

Balancing Sequence with Noelle Beaugureau - Yoga instructor from LA, California

By Sharda ten Hove on 24 August 2012

Seeing Noelle performing yoga and listening to her way of life which she beautifully transcends in her classes, has been a delightful inspiration. We hope that you will feel as inspired as we did when seeing her do yoga and reading her interview!

Stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Inhale arms overhead
Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A) one round
Lift (right first) leg step through to Warrior One.  Release Vinyasa (Chaturanga, Up Dog, Down Dog)
Lift heels in Down Dog. Float or step to front of mat.
Bend knees reach arms up, Chair pose. Stand. Chair pose.
Bakasana (Crow Pose) float or step through a Vinyasa
Lift Leg (right first) step into Warrior One, Open to Warrior Two,  Reverse Warrior,  Parsvokonasana (Side Angle Pose), Back to Warrior Two, Vasisthasana (Side Plank; optional grab toe variation), Vinyasa.
Lift heels, float or step to front of mat. Chair. Stand. Chair.
Optional Handstand to Bakasana or Traditional Vinyasa.
Lift Leg (right first) draw knee to nose, step foot under at an angle, fallen triangle (backbend), draw knee back to center, Vinyasa with leg lifted.
Lift Leg (right first) Crescent Pose, shift into Warrior Three, Fold into Standing Splits, Optional Handstand to one leg Scorpion, or traditional Vinyasa.
Lift heels, float or step to front. Separate feet hips width, grab big toes (Padangusthasana)
Step though a Vinyasa.
From Down Dog drop knees for Childs Pose.

** Repeat right side sequence on left side.  Please feel free to rest in between sequences. The advanced variations should only been taken if you feel comfortable in the middle of the room.  If not start playing with the inversions near a wall for support.  Remember it is about your intention with the poses, not what the actual pose looks like or if you “can or can’t” do something. I hope you enjoy this practice!  Hari Aum, Blessings, Namaste!



About the author

Sharda ten Hove

Founder, Ethical Vegan, Yogi, Social Activist

Sharda was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Descended from an Indian mother and Dutch father, she received a multi-cultural upbringing during which she gained a broad perspective on life.…  Read full bio