108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 30 – Finally, whatever the Practice Aims or Intended Learning Outcomes….

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

9. Finally, whatever the Practice Aims,
or the Intended Learning Outcomes,
try to conserve the Spirit of Viniyoga.

Āsana Mudrā & Prāṇāyāma
– Collected Viniyoga of Practice Planning Principles

Āsana Mudrā & Prāṇāyāma
– Collected Practice Planning and Practice Theory Questions

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 29 – Thus the relationship between Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

8. Thus the relationship between Aims
and Intended Learning Outcomes
needs to consider the ‘What’ as
being very different from the ‘Who’.

Āsana Mudrā & Prāṇāyāma
– Collected Viniyoga of Practice Planning Principles

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 28 – Allow for any unexpected or unintended learning outcomes.

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

7. Allow for any unexpected or
unintended learning outcomes.

Āsana Mudrā & Prāṇāyāma
– Collected Viniyoga of Practice Planning Principles

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 27 – Consider the accumulative effect of Āsana and Pratikriyāsana…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

6. If being practised regularly, consider
the impact of the accumulative effect
of Āsana and Pratikriyāsana, in any
one practice, and especially over time
on any aims and intended outcomes.
Observations here can be helped by
keeping the practice concise, consistent
and coherent in intention and execution.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 26 – Consider, the Physiological, Energetic and Psychological aspects of practice…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

5. Consider, the Physiological, Energetic
and Psychological aspects of practice.
Perhaps exploring intended learning
outcomes across five areas that practice
can enable us to interact with, namely the
Body, Spine, Breath, Mind and Emotions.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 25 – Furthermore, we must also respect the after-effect of the Āsana practice…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

4. Furthermore, we must also respect
the after-effect of the Āsana practice,
as well as the after-action yet to come.
Here we must respect the travel from A to Z
and that Z seems to vary much more than A.
For example, there are generally fewer
variables with practice in the morning.
Whereas, with practice in the evening we are more
subject to the day’s effects and thus more variables.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 24 – Consequently, it is better to consider distinguishing starting from the immediate…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

3. Consequently, it is better to consider
distinguishing starting from the immediate situation,
rather than with what are long-term aims,
in order to respect where a person is coming from,
in terms of age, situation, gender, work, lifestyle, etc.
As well as including the variable of a person’s
previous training and other factors such as
time of day and the season, both inside and out.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 23 – Appreciate how you can factor short-term outcomes within long-term aims…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

2. Appreciate how you can factor short
term outcomes within long-term aims,
though avoid having too many aims or
intended outcomes within one practice.
Thus, in order to be clear about the goal
and avoid trying to reach too many goals
in the same practice, it is necessary to
consider some practice technicalities in
order to bridge the gap between the
short-term outcomes and long-term aims.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 22 – Be clear about the difference between Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

1. Be clear about the difference between
Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes.
Furthermore, distinguish between
short-term and long-term aims
and short-term and long-term
intended learning outcomes.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 21 – The principles we utilise through the Viniyoga…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

10. The principles we utilise through
the Viniyoga of Āsana practice are
a fair attempt in this direction.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 20 – It is not humanly possible to adapt Āsana practice…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

9. It is not humanly possible to adapt Āsana
practice to respect all the considerations.
Hence, a safe compromise that produces
certain positive effects and limits negative
effects is the only proper alternative.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 19 – There is also a restrictive fight-flight-freeze response…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

8. There is also a restrictive
fight-flight-freeze response
which, in no time, can change
the physiology of the body.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 18 – When the body gets used to certain things…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

7. When the body gets used to certain things,
less awareness about them seems to happen.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 17 – It can be said no human body is perfect…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

6. It can be said no human body is perfect.
As such there are definitely certain
vulnerable parts and some strong aspects.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 16 – The body undergoes many changes…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

5. The body undergoes many changes
and then there are many influences on it
through oneʼs work, interests and otherwise.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 15 – These days people begin Āsana practice at different stages of their life.

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

4. These days people begin Āsana practice
at different stages of their life.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 14 – Āsana practice seems to mean different things to different people.

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:


3. Āsana practice seems to mean
different things to different people.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 13 – Most of the Āsana are not close to the postures of the body…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:


2. Most of the Āsana are not close
to the postures of the body we use
in our daily life and its activities.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 12 – Yoga emphasises that Āsana must not be neglected…

General Guidelines for Choosing Āsana:

1. Yoga emphasises that Āsana must not be neglected,
it is a valid tool that needs a precise application, hence
respecting that there need to be guidelines when choosing.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated

108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 11 – Stick to the conventions of technique unless there is a reason to change them.

General Guidelines for Practice Planning:


10. Stick to the conventions of technique unless there is a reason to change them.

The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated