Updated: Dec 2, 2020
Have you ever noticed that in a yoga class, we generally start with something quiet, then some standing poses? We always end with Savasana (corpse pose). What comes just before Savasana? An inverted pose - possibly legs up the wall, or Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)? Or perhaps a quiet sitting pose.
If we group poses together by their effect on the body (physical, physiological, emotional), we can see why and how sequencing works. To illustrate, let's take a "text book" sequence: