I just started trainingwith an interval training timer app on my Android device. It is a great way to allot a fixed amount of time per exercise and allow one to focus entirely on certain aspects of the body method, energy alignment, etc.
The app I use is HIIT Interval Training, however there are many similar timer apps available. One can program a specific duration for each round of work, as well as the rest periods between each of the rounds. For example, tonight I programmed a routine which consisted of fourteen 1’30” rounds, with each round consisting of a different foundational exercise, and 0’10” of rest in between so that I could comfortably position myself for the next exercise. The entire routine lasted 23’20”. One could easily adjust the work or rest periods and set the amount of rounds to suit one’s own training needs.
I find that being timed like this gives my training a heightened purpose and holds me accountable to going through all the exercises until the routine is complete. As I am not counting repetitions or watching a clock, I am able to more fully give my attention to the quality of my structure and mechanics. There is a whistle sound which lets me know when to start and stop each round.
I think this would be a great teaching tool, as one could plan a predetermined length of time to spend on, drills, etc. during the lesson.