To give you an idea of what's done in an average class here is a sequence of poses.

Classes often begin with some seated mobility work which may take 10 - 15 minutes.

The sun saluations (Surya Namaskara) are then performed. Pictured here on the top row is the traditional Hatha style and consitutes one round. The Ashtanga Vinyasa sun salute is slightly different. A Yoga practice may start with 12 or 24 rounds, which takes as many minutes. However, usually in my class we perform 5 - 8 rounds.

Mark performing sun salutes

Salutations to the Sun

(Surya Namaskara)

The standing postures are performed next. These lengthen and strengthen, build heat and often included are one-legged balances.The seated postures involve forward folds and twists, and there are also back bends and inversions.

A few minutes of quiet time in stillness ends the practice leaving you feeling worked (in a good way), relaxed and rejuvenated.