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Bloom Standing Yoga Class Sequence

This week’s bloom standing yoga class sequence is inspired by the coming spring, a time of renewal and growth.

For all my yoga class sequences, I use a six-stage strategy for planning. If you’re not familiar with it, you might find the following blog posts helpful:

In this post, I’ll be sharing the posture sequence for a yoga class themed around Bloom and using standing postures to root, grow, and flourish.

📓 You can find additional resources for class planning inside the Yoga Sequencing Society. With a library of centering and closing scripts, quotes, and templates, putting together transformative yoga classes has never been easier. Learn more about the Yoga Sequencing Society.

Prefer videos? Practice the bloom standing sequence with me.

using this week's theme

With March comes spring, and with spring, everything comes to life and turns a lush, vibrant green. Trees, plants, and flowers bloom, bringing renewal and color with them.

Nature isn’t the only thing blooming, people do, too. We come out of our own dormant times, throwing off the heaviness of winter, and welcoming the lighter, brighter days of spring.

You can download the free PDF Bloom posture sequence.

introduction + centering

Start in: CHILD’S

During the breath phase focus on deep belly breathing

For the bloom standing yoga class, you can focus on cuing deep breaths or read a poem or passage about:

  • Spring, vernal equinox
  • Flowers, blooms
  • Trees, plants
  • Rebirth, renewal
  • Easter, Passover, Holi, Ramadan

If you like using quotes in your yoga classes, I provide 5-6 with every themed class I create in the Yoga Sequencing Society.

This one is my favorite for blooming:

anais nin blossom quote

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” —Anais Nin

bloom standing warm up sequence

I’m using a fairly standard warmup and cool down for the Bloom Standing Yoga Class and highlighting the theme of root, grow, and bloom in the working section.

👉 If you’re uncertain of a posture or how I’ve sequenced it together, be sure to watch the video.

  • Stretch arms side to side
  • Table/Cow/Cat
  • Thread the Needle
  • Puppy
  • Downdog/Heels lift + lower
  • Plank
  • Cobra
  • Child’s/Downdog
  • Optional Sun Salutations
warm up downdog days of summer yoga theme

BLOOM STANDING WORKING ASANAS

The bloom asana practice uses the three sections of the working postures to focus on rooting, growing, and blooming. Section A focuses on standing postures with forward folds. Section B is about growing, standing tall and grounded through your feet and legs. Finally, section C allows you to bloom and flourish through chest-opening postures.

Section A: Standing/Root

  • Stand fwd fend
  • Ragdoll
  • Twist side to side
  • Halfway lift
  • Plank to downdog
  • 3-legged dog (‘R)
  • Pyramid (‘R)
  • Wide-angle fwd bend
  • Twist

Section B: Standing/Grow

  • Pyramid (L)
  • 3-legged dog (L)
  • DD
  • Stand fwd bend
  • Mountain
  • Side stretch
  • Chair
  • Mountain
  • 5-pointed star

Section C: Standing/Bloom

  • Triangle (‘R)
  • Standing splits (‘R)
  • Stand fwd bend
  • Mountain
  • 5-pointed star
  • Triangle (L)
  • Standing splits (L)
  • Garland
  • Boat
working A B C bloom standing yoga class

deep stretch/floor asanas

👉 If you’re uncertain of a posture or how I’ve sequenced it together, be sure to watch the video.

  • Reverse table/rev plank
  • Seated forward bend
  • Cowface (L,R)
Floor bloom standing yoga class

BLOOM STANDING YOGA COOL-DOWN

  • Bridge
  • Reclined bound angle
  • Happy baby
  • Waterfall
  • Reclined spinal twist (L, R)
cool down + savasana downward dog yoga theme

final relaxation

Final relaxation, also known as SAVASANA, allows your body’s processes to return to normal, induces deep relaxation, and prepares you for meditation. So please never skip it.

The easiest and simplest method for a final relaxation is to repeat the centering with a few tweaks. I call this “book ending” because the start and end of class mirror each other.

For the bloom standing yoga class theme, you could:

  • Read a poem or passage.
  • Finish your story or lesson.
  • Wrap up with more quotes or guided relaxation (found in the Yoga Sequencing Society).
  • Honor silence.
  • Then bring participants out of final relaxation and end class.

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