How does this look in the non-binary realm of yoga?
Wonder Yoga flow sequences are developed from a combination of self-practice, personal exploration, general research, and learnings from masterful teachers.
I consider sequence building to be like solving a problem – I start in the middle and work forward and back until there’s a seamless flow. I’m here, and I want to get there, so what would be the most intuitive and easeful way to transition. I then refine the sequences to suit the various levels I teach to and adapt them to my different teaching environments.
For participants learning a sequence for the first time, it can be like a game of Twister on a Saturday Night Fever Dance Floor. Oh, the worries of ending up off the mat, facing the back of the room, lefts/rights/hands/feet/toes/nose!
In this situation, “wrongness” seems amplified. But by what metric do you measure your wrongness… How it looks? How it feels?
What if I was to propose to you that there is no right or wrong? Could it be ok to leave your mat, only to return in the next transition… Could you face away and be lead by vocal coaching…
It’s fascinating to observe the intuitive body grappling with the analytical mind.
I can totally relate – I’ve always picked things up quite slowly, particularly in dance classes or learning aerial circus, and I’m slow to remember a sequence until I really get it into my body.
If it’s all gobbledygook to you, take a moment to internalise and consider how you could navigate your way to the next transition. Forget the left-hand-right-knee-toes-up-tongue-out and just play with it.