Back to Yoga Basics: Beginner Standing Flow


And we’re back yogis, with another opportunity to start, deepen, or fine tune your yoga practice through movement, breath, and connection! Feel good about landing your beautiful self here, it’s the right space to be.

Today’s back to yoga basics class is all about….

Standing Postures.

Standing, don’t we stand all the time Allie? Is this class one long mountain pose moment? Do we get to at least lay down for savasana?

Let me explain yogis, let me explain.

In the yoga world, standing postures symbolize movements/shapes that we do while standing (as in not sitting or lying down). I know, obvious definition, right. But for a beginner yogi, it’s important to make these distinctions so that the culture, practice and world of yoga is easier to understand, soften into, and feel like you belong.

If you’re a beginner, I know you feel me.

And if you’re not a beginner, flashback to your first yoga experiences and how awkward, out of place, and confused you were. We’ve all been there, period. And it’s my job to help transition beginners to a comfortable, feel like a badass state. And eventually, to a let’s do yoga every damn day type yogi (like many of us have become).

Today’s class is the first step in transitioning to a beginner badass yogi, versus a fish out of water total beginner yogi.

We will incorporate the postures + movements from last week’s class (Beginner Hatha Flow) and layer on strong, standing yoga postures + movements. You can expect yoga postures like:

  • Warrior 1
  • Warrior 2
  • Side angle pose
  • Goddess pose
  • Triangle pose
  • Pyramid pose
  • Chair pose

…..and half sun salutations to start the journey of a vinyasa flow practice (combined movement + breath).

It’s important that as we transition into stronger style postures, that we embody them wholeheartedly, own the pose, feel good in the pose, and create the same effect in the pose that we want to take off the mat and into our everyday life. And if all of that sounds absurd, confusing or just downright impossible, trust me – it happens and it will happen. 

Now with all of that said, let’s unroll our yoga mats, embody the strong person we already are, and begin/continue to live our journey!

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7 Discussion to this post

  1. Rosie says:

    Hey Girl-

    Love your blog. You’re beautiful inside and out. If you don’t mind sharing, what type of camera do you use? I’ve been researching into buying one, and your pictures/videos look fabulous!

    Love & Light,
    Rosie

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Rosie, we use the Lumix video cameras by Panasonic and a Nikon DSLR for photos, hope that helps! And thanks for the inspiring words!

  2. Sreeraj says:

    Great list and clear instructions from a GOOD TEACHER! Thanks Allie

  3. Victoria says:

    Thank you SO much for the long videos. This is one area where I don’t want to learn with a 2-minute clip, because I’m new-ish to yoga and don’t know all the terms. I’m learning thanks to your videos and hope to do the bootcamp soon. 🙂

  4. Tony Falk says:

    You are an amazing teacher! Thank you:). You have a way of explaining the asanas without disturbing the flow, that is just so …..( I could not find a word for it).

    With light
    Tony

  5. Rima says:

    The above yoga comments are beneficial for me as i m a new comer to start up yoga.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      I’m so happy to hear that Rima, the article and yoga flow is geared towards beginners, so please soak it up and enjoy!

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