Prasara Yoga – Lizard Flow by John Sifferman (my first self-made Prasara Flow)

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I recently created my first Prasara Yoga flow and have called it Lizard Flow. Up until now, I’ve been following stock programs from Prasara Yoga including the Prasara A Flows, FlowFit, Ageless Mobility, and BodyFlow. Lizard flow was created to compensate for the demands I’ve been placing on my legs recently. It’s mostly for the hips. Check it out:

Prasara Yoga – Lizard Flow

Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

To your health and success,

CST, CST-KS, NSCA-CPT
Fitness Professional

P.S. If you’d like to get started with Prasara Yoga, then feel free to check out the Prasara Instructional DVD:

7 Responses

  1. Nice one John! Looks like it WOULD be a great one for the hips. Open leg shinbox to pigeon was a sweet transition.

    Keep up the great exploration and look forward to seeing more discoveries:)

  2. John, very nice Flow indeed! I tend to need more releasing/compensation for my legs so this is awesome!! Keep ’em coming if you are feeling creative! Thanks!!

  3. Hey John,

    It’s been really interesting watching your progression with CST materials. I’ve been really interested in Prasara, but have found learning some of the basic yoga positions rather difficult. I can do Ageless just fine, but then working on pigeon, or standing up with one leg crossed on my thigh, or several other positions, has proven very difficult. How did you work to learn these positions? Did you invent your own progressions? Get a teacher? Just take it one step at a time?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Derek,

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the site. I definitely took the long road when it comes to Prasara. I have only received a little instruction (that helped greatly!), so I’ve mostly been self-taught. The best thing you could do is hire a teacher who will make the learning process much smoother. A prasara-certified coach will know perfect transitions for all the typical asana’s.

      For me, prasara was the most difficult wing of CST to learn. It feels like my arch-nemesis sometimes because the joint mobility and clubbell training come more naturally to me (and I’ve been practicing them much longer than Prasara).

      I usually invent transitional postures of my own to focus on the aspect of each pose that is difficult for me. If I’m having trouble with the structure of a posture, I’ll adjust it slightly to make it a little easier, but not so much that I don’t experience some discomfort. If I’m having trouble breathing, I’ll drop the skill level way down and work on controlling my breath.

      Just take your time with each posture. Yoga is not about mastering postures so much as it is about mastering yourself. Just because someone else can do pigeon really deep doesn’t mean that expression of yoga is for you. You can still reap 100% of the benefits by just going far enough, and no further.

      In time and with practice, you may be able to get a very deep pigeon pose. But if not, then that is simply not YOUR yoga.

      I’m sure you can find some transitional postures for pigeon online, to make learning it a little easier.

      Best,

      John

  4. Cheryl Malone

    Love this sequence and the well behaved dog.

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