Watch: Sequencing Intensive: Moon Salutations

Moon Salutations offer a wonderful complement to sun salutations—they focus on side bending, put no weight on the hands, and work facing the long side of the mat, meaning they target the inner and outer lines of the hips in ways sun salutations can’t. You’ll find them in my Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga, and now on YogaVibes, where I break down the sequence for teachers or anyone interested in using this template in home practice.

In this online yoga class, filmed during Day 4 of Sage’s Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste, we set up to face the long edge of the mat. In this new orientation, we explore Six Moves of the Spine, Leg Extended; Moon Salutations (see Sage’s Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga for the template); Dynamic Core, and ITB Flow, all in her book, Everyday Yoga. Enjoy time to practice moon salutations on your own, tuning in to your body’s innate wisdom to move spontaneously. You’ll finish this practice feeling expansive, open, and balanced. Have a block available. (77 mins.)

View the full class—and over sixty more with me—at If you are intrigued by the sequencing explanations, take the online course anytime at Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste.