IV. Yoga Asanas
Yoga Asanas - The asanas practiced in each yoga session is determined by the instructor based on the student's needs and goals. When teaching a new asana, the instructor can start by breaking down the pose into its basic components, progressing on to the next component when the student is ready.
Typically, the student warms up with a set series of specific asanas, called the Sun Salutations. Komitor and Adamson's (2000) text provides a kid-friendly reference card showing the sun salutations for children. Budilovsky & Adamson (2003) provide instruction on the Seated Sun Salutations.
The instructor then leads the student into individual asana practice after the warm-up. The asanas practiced should be a balanced set which include postures that work on balance, strength and flexibility; twists and inversions; forward and backward bends; postures done in the following positions: seated, standing, prone, and supine.