FiTOUR® Yoga: Ashtanga Vinyasa Combination IV

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Combination IV
Balance is a vital component of an exercise plan.  It is often overlooked, much like flexibility, because working on balance or flexibility does not yield “results” in the same way many seek results.  However, improving flexibility and balance through Yoga will provide the body suppleness and limberness that will truly be of value with age. How many times has an older aunt or uncle fallen, breaking a hip or severely injuring the knee?  Or a relative who can no longer bend or move as they once did?  
As we’ve seen in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Combination I-III, Yoga puts the design of a person’s physical wellness future in the participants hands by asking the body to strive for strength and flexibility.  With Combination IV, balance is incorporated into the series for a thorough practice.  
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Combination IV should be incorporated into the practice immediately following Combination III, using Yoga Combination II as a transition described below:
Combination IV
• Tree
• Front Leg Extension
• Advance Warrior III
• Yoga II Transition 
• Tree (other side)
• Front Extension (other side)
• Advance Warrior III (Other Side)
• Yoga II Transition
• Eagle (both sides)
Which of these poses is your favorite?  Next week we’ll discuss the final Sequences in FiTOUR® Primary Yoga Master Class, Combination V and the Finishing Poses.  
In Good Health,