What are energetic cues in yoga?

The Nuances of Yoga Cues A few weeks into the TT, we started to analyze the different kind of cues: placement cues (start from the ground up), alignment cues (more refined than basic placement), and energetic cues (how energy moves metaphorically through the body).

How do you cue a Vinyasa flow?

How to Cue the Vinyasa

  1. Exhale to downward dog. Grip the ground with your fingertips.
  2. Inhale, shift forward into plank.
  3. Shift all the way to the very tips of your big toes.
  4. Exhale to lower down in chaturanga.
  5. Inhale, untuck your toes and begin to lift up your chest.
  6. Exhale, downward-facing dog.

How do you cue Namaste?

Inhale and bring your palms together. Rest the thumbs lightly on your sternum. Press the hands firmly but evenly against each other.

What are the basic postures?

In time, the poses consciously becomes a mental exercise in concentration and meditation.


Which is the best way to cue in yoga?

An internal cue to achieve this alignment in plank pose would be to “broaden your shoulder blades,” which would place the focus on body parts. An external cue would be to “lift the back of your heart toward the ceiling,” which would place the focus on the external environment.

How do you cue a gate pose?


  1. Begin kneeling on the floor with your hips and buttocks lifted up off your legs.
  2. Extend your right leg out to the side.
  3. Inhaling, extend your arms out to the sides to shoulder-height with your palms facing down.
  4. Rest your right hand along your right thigh, shin, or ankle.

How do you cue a pyramid pose?

TEACHING CUES Keep your hips stacked equally, side by side, engaging the front of the thighs. Hinge first at the hips, and keep the abdominals drawn up and in toward the spine. On each inhale, feel your chest expand and spine lengthen. On each exhale, relax the back of the front thigh and dissolve forward.

How do you start a yoga sequence for beginners?

How to Create A Yoga Sequence

  1. Create a space. Have a specific home practice space set aside for your yoga where you won’t be distracted.
  2. Calm down. Start with a centering to calm the mind and bring intention to the practice.
  3. Be gentle.
  4. Move a little more.
  5. Get up, stand up.
  6. Most challenging.
  7. Have a seat.
  8. Lay down.

What is the ideal number of cues to give per posture?

three instructions
Stick to an average of three instructions per pose. You can use more instructions to get them into the pose, but once they are in the asana, be judicious.