Your Guide to Baptiste Yoga “Journey into Power” Vinyasa Sequence

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The style of Yoga that I teach in my Power Flow classes is Baptiste Power Vinyasa or Baptiste Yoga.

Based on Baron Baptiste’s “Journey into Power” (JIP) sequence, it is deeply rooted in the traditional teachings of Iyengar, Bikram and Ashtanga. There are 11 family of poses which includes the essential categories of standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. 

The sequence “as is” is fixed and yet it’s also adaptable to "every bodies”. It is like a blueprint that encourages creativity no matter where you are at in your practice.

The physicalness of the practice is the foundation of the Baptiste Yoga methodology. Without physicalness, there is no empowerment nor possibilities.

Every time you’re on your mat, EMPOWER yourself to be intentional in creating the physical foundation of the pose and to discovering new possibilities in your practice and life.

Get ready to step up, show up, and find your own personal edge.



”JOURNEY INTO POWER” SEQUENCE

INTEGRATION

Child’s Pose

Downward Facing Dog

Ragdoll

Extended Mountain

Samasthiti with 3 Oms

AWAKENING

Sun Salutation A [Repeat 5x]

Extended Mountain

Forward fold

Halfway Lift

Chaturanga Dandasana

Upward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog [Hold 5 Breaths]

Step or hop to the front of the mat

Halfway Lift

Forward Fold

Sun Salutation B [Repeat 5x]

Thunderbolt/Chair

Forward Fold

Halfway lift

Chaturanga Dandasana

Upward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Right Foot Warrior 1

Chaturanga Dandasana

Upward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Left Foot Warrior 1

Chaturanga Dandasana

Upward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog [Hold 5 Breaths]

Step or hop to the front of the mat

Halfway Lift

Forward Fold

Flip Dog/Side Plank [after the last Sun Salutation B, stay in Downward Facing Dog]

Right Leg Flip dog from 3 legged Dog 

Downward Facing Dog

High Plank

Left Hand Up Side Plank

Vinyasa into other side

Left Leg Flip dog from 3 legged Dog 

Downward Facing Dog

High Plank

Right Hand Up Side Plank

Vinyasa

VITALITY

Right Foot Crescent Lunge

Revolving Crescent Lunge 

Warrior 2

Extended Side Angle

Vinyasa into other side

Left Foot Crescent Lunge

Revolving Crescent Lunge 

Warrior 2

Extended Side Angle

Vinyasa 

Step or hop to the front of the mat

Thunderbolt Prayer Twist [Right and Left]

Fingers to Toes Forward Fold 

Palms to Toes Forward Fold

Crow

EQUANIMITY

Eagle x 2

Right Side Standing Leg Raise

Airplane

Half Moon

Left Side Standing Leg Raise

Airplane

Half Moon

Dancer x 2

Tree

GROUNDING

Sun Salutation A - variation with Triangle Right Side

Extended Mountain

Forward fold

Halfway Lift

Chaturanga Dandasana

Right Foot Warrior 1

Warrior 2

Triangle

Side Facing Wide Leg Forward Bend

Namaste Front Facing Forward Fold

Twisting Triangle

Vinyasa into other side

Sun Salutation A - variation with Triangle Left Side

Left Foot Warrior 1

Warrior 2

Triangle

Side Facing Wide Leg Forward Bend

Namaste Front Facing Forward Fold

Twisting Triangle

Vinyasa

IGNITING

[High Plank and Lower to]

Locust x 2

Floor Bow x 2

Upward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Camel x 2

Downward Facing Dog

Step or Jump through and lie on your back

Bridge

Wheel x 6

Supta Baddha Konasana

Dead Bug

STABILITY

Scissor Legs (20x)

60/30 Lift (10x)

Abdominal Twists (x50)

Boat (10x)

Downward Facing dog

OPENING

Half Pigeon Right Side

Downward Facing dog

Half Pigeon Left Side

Double Pigeon [Right and Left]

Frog

RELEASE

Seated Single Leg Extension [Right and Left]

Seated Forward Fold

Table Top

Fish

REJUVENATION

Shoulder Stand [Head/Handstand/Waterfall optional]

Plow

Deaf Man’s Pose

DEEP REST

Supine Twist [Right and Left]

Supta Baddha Konasana

Savasana 

Get into a Comfortable Seat

3 Oms


Note:

Baptiste Yoga is usually practised in a hot room of around 32 degrees Celcius, which is already Singapore’s standard temperature. (Yay, we save on electric bills!) The whole sequence will take 90 mins to complete but it’s also possible to do a 20-30 mins self practice.