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A Halloween Yoga Sequence So Good, It’s Scary

A yoga class works through their Halloween yoga sequences.

Drop your pitchfork and grab your yoga mat. Whether you’re stretching for a ghoul’s night out or recovering from last night’s mystery green witches brew, this Halloween yoga sequence will help you hocus, pocus, and refocus. 

There's always a good reason to reach for your mat–and Halloween is no exception. Whether you're nuts for Halloween or just want a good, themed class to get your students excited about their sequence, this one-of-a-kind Halloween yoga sequence is for you! 

We'll lead you through fun, themed poses like black cat pose, werewolf pose, corpse pose, and more! Any of those seem familiar? You probably already have a backbone of knowledge of what these poses are all about–but giving them a Halloween theme is much more fun (if you ask us). 

Must-Try Halloween Yoga Sequence


A yogi does her Halloween yoga sequence, her first move is the black cat pose.

Sanskrit: Marjaryasana

Step by step:

  • Come into a tabletop position by aligning shoulders over hands and hips over knees.
  • Then inhale and lengthen the spine to flatten the back.
  • As you exhale, tuck your chin into your chest like a black cat.
  • Press your palms into the ground, and round your back toward the full moon.


A yogi does crow pose during her Halloween yoga sequence.

Sanskrit: Bakasana 

Step by step: 

  • From Cat pose, tuck your toes and come into a yoga squat.
  • Place your hands on the ground in front of you, shoulder-distant apart, with fingers spread wide.
  • Lift your heels and place your knees in your armpits.
  • Then shift your weight forward and lift your hips until you are balancing on your hands.
  • Stay here for a few breaths.
  • Exhale and bring your feet back down to the earth.


A yogi does half-moon pose during her Halloween yoga sequence.

Sanskrit: Ardha Chandrasana

Step by step: 

  • Press through your feet and rise into Mountain pose. Step your left foot back, around 3-4 feet, and turn your toes to face the left edge of your mat.
  • Bend your right knee and place your right hand on the floor, around 12 inches in front of you.
  • Shift your weight into your right leg and raise your left leg until it’s parallel to the ground.
  • Reach your left arm toward the moon and open your torso.
  • Stay here for a few breaths.
  • Then lower the leg and step your feet together, returning to Mountain pose.
  • Repeat on the opposite side.


A yogi does her open heart pose during her Halloween yoga sequence.

Sanskrit: Ustrasana

Step by step: 

  • Kneel on the floor with your knees hip-distance apart.
  • Press the tops of your feet into the earth and place your hands on your lower back, fingers pointing down.
  • Inhale and lengthen your spine while tucking your tailbone.
  • Roll your shoulders down to open your heart.
  • Slowly lean back and bring your hands to the soles of your feet, one at a time.
  • Lift your chest and shine your heart toward the full moon—like a werewolf! (Howling is optional.)
  • To exit, exhale and slowly rise, leading with your wolf heart.


A yogi stretches into dandasana pose as part of her Halloween yoga sequence.

Sanskrit: Dandasana

Step by step: 

  • Sit on the floor with your legs together and extended in front of you.
  • Flex your toes. Place your hands on the floor beside your hips with fingers pointing forward.
  • Press through your palms to lengthen the spine.
  • Reach the crown of your skull toward the moonlit sky and rise from the dead.


A yogi does corpse pose in her Halloween yoga sequence.

Sanskrit: Savasana

Step by step: 

  • From Dandasana, slowly recline onto your back.
  • Release your legs and allow the feet to turn out naturally. Rest your arms alongside the body with palms facing upward.
  • Close your eyes and feel your limbs sink into the earth.
  • Relax every muscle in your body, from the tips of your toes to the crown of your head. Soften your tongue, lips, jaw, eyebrows, and forehead.
  • Let your eyes relax into their sockets.
  • Allow yourself to rest—in peace.
Lizzy Prindle
Lizzy has been practicing yoga for over four years. She found her practice as her collegiate swimming career was ending; looking for a new hobby she began taking yoga classes and never looked back. She has carried her yogi mindset into her role as beYogi’s brand manager. Working alongside many teachers, studio owners, and yoga brands she has helped expand beYogi’s all-inclusive yoga insurance policy into an education-based membership offering much more than coverage.
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