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This post is part of Sadhana, a 26-week exploration of each of the Namaste Yoga sequences. It’s never too late to join! All that is required is to try a new Namaste sequence each week – and don’t forget to post about your experiences to be entered in our monthly contests. Read all the Sadhana posts here or connect with others participating in Sadhana on our Facebook wall.

The sequences of Namaste Yoga can be grouped into two categories: those that are written for use with the long side of the mat, and those that are written for use with the short side of the mat.

"I call them Short Side Flows and Long Side Flows," says Kate Potter, who wrote all of the Namaste Yoga sequences. "Revolved Triangle is a Long Side Flow, because we start in a wide stance, facing the long side of the mat, and return here for our Breath Body Link."

 

Kate says this particular sequence took longer than most to create. She wanted to make sure the sequence provided the same quality practice as the others, and thought it was time to add a new challenge. The Revolved Triangle pose is, in its essence, a standing spinal twist. Working this into her beloved and incredibly smooth style took some extra-careful thought and planning.

"I created this sequence after trying what felt like every combination of moving in a Long Side Flow," Kate recalls. "Revolved Triangle seems really tough at first because Twists are also balances. For you the challenge is doing it right. For me the challenge was doing it differently!"

What do you find challenging in the Revolved Triangle sequence?

Namaste


 

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