I wanted to do some standing poses today (surprise!), and so I decided to do them in a little flow sequence, holding each for 30-60 seconds and then moving to the next without coming out of the pose. Some of my transitions were a little clunky, notably from Parsvakonasana to Ardha Chandrasana. Miriam Austin’s book Cool Yoga Tricks shows how to do it, so I need to get that book out for tomorrow’s practice.
I used to time my practice with a timer on my Palm Treo (which is also my phone), set to chime softly every 30 seconds, but I now find it smoother to count my breaths. Then I’m paying attention to my breath more too. Fifteen breaths is generally about a minute for me.
I do use the timer for Savasana (corpse), because otherwise I keep opening one eye to see how much time has elapsed. Counterproductive for relaxation, isn’t it?