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Yoga Poses Alphabetically by Sanskrit Names

If you only know the Sanskrit names of a yoga pose, look it up here where the poses are arranged alphabetically by Sanskrit name.

Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog
Instructions for the very common yoga pose Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana, including alignment, pictures, and tips for beginners and advanced students.

Adho Mukha Vrksasana - Handstand
Handstands may features in various fitness traditions, but this article gives you instructions how to do one yoga-style.

Ananda Balasana - Happy Baby Pose

Anantasana - Sleeping Vishnu Pose

Anjaneyasana - Crescent Lunge Pose
Crescent Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana) is a deep stretch for the hip flexors and quadriceps. It can also be a little bit of a backbend if you want it to be. Here are the complete instructions.

Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon Pose
Instructions for Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana. With yoga photos, beginner's tips. Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana is both a standing and a balancing yoga pose.

Ardha Padmasana - Half Lotus Pose

Astavakrasana - Eight Angle Pose

Sugarcane Pose - Ardha Chandra Chapasana
Sugarcane pose (ardha chandra chapasana) is a variation of half moon pose (ardha chandrasana) that tests your balance and adds in a bit of a back bend. Get full instructions and a photo here.

Ardha Matsyendrasana - Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana, is also known as a seated spinal twist in yoga.

Ashtanga Namaskara - Knees, Chest, and Chin

Baddha Konasana - Cobbler's Pose

Bakasana - Crow Pose

Balasana - Child's Pose

Bhujangasana - Cobra Pose

Camatkarasana - Wild Thing
Ever heard of flipping your dog? The pose you will end up in is called wild thing. While it's a pretty deep backbend, the position of the shoulders makes it easier for many people than a full wheel.

Dandasana - Staff Pose
Instructions for the seated yoga pose, Staff or Dandasana

Chaturanga Dandasana - Four Limbed Staff Pose

Elephant's Trunk Pose - Eka Hasta Bhujasana
Elephant's Trunk Pose or Eka Hasta Bhujasana is a powerful arm balance that also helps prepare you for more advanced arm balances. Get step-by-step instructions here.

Dhanurasana - Bow Pose

Eka Pada Galavasana - Flying Crow Pose

Eka Pada Koundinyasana II - One Legged Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II

Garudasana - Eagle Pose
Instructions for the yoga pose Eagle Pose - Garudasana. Includes photos and beginner's tips.

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Gomukhasana - Cow Face Pose

Halasana - Plow Pose

Hanumanasana - Monkey Pose

Janu Sirsasana - Head to Knee Pose

Karnapidasana - Ear Pressure Pose

Laghu Vajrasana - Little Thunderbolt Pose
Little Thunderbolt pose is an intense backbend for advanced yoga students.

Krounchasana - Heron Pose

Lolasana - Pendant Pose

Malasana - Garland Pose

Marichyasana I - Marichi's Pose

Matsyasana - Fish Pose

Natarajasana - King Dancer Pose

Navasana - Boat Pose
How to do Boat Pose - Navasana, including photos and instructions for Half Boat Pose.

Padmasana - Lotus Pose

Parighasana- Gate Pose
Instructions and photo for gate pose - parighasana. Gate Pose is a side stretch that is particularly good for prenatal yoga.

Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana - Revolved Half Moon Pose

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana - Revolved Head to Knee Pose
Revolved Head to Knee Pose - Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is a forward bend with a twist. See complete instructions and a photo of the final pose here.

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana - Revolved Side Angle Pose

Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana - Compass Pose

Parivritta Trikonasana - Revolved Triangle Pose

Parsva Bakasana - Side Crow

Parsvottonasana - Pyramid Pose

Parsvottonasana Variations

Paschimottanasana - Seated Forward Bend

Pincha Mayurasana - Forearm Stand

Prasarita Padottanasana - Standing Straddle Forward Bend

Salamba Sirsasana - Headstand

Salamba Sarvangasana - Shoulderstand

Salamba Sirsasana Step-by-Step

Salamba Sirsasana II - Tripod Headstand
Tripod headstand is done with a slightly different arm position than a traditional yoga headstand. Some find this pose easier than a classic headstand and others find it harder.

Savasana - Corpse Pose
Instructions for how to practice Corpse Pose - Savasana. Includes description and pictures of Corpse Pose - Savasana, which is practiced during final relaxation.

Shalabasana - Locust Pose

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - Bridge Pose

Sucirandhrasana- Eye of the Needle Pose
A great way to gently stretch the hips is Eye of the Needle Pose - Sucirandhrasana. This a good warm-up stretch for any yoga class.

Sukhasana - Easy Pose

Supta Baddha Konasana - Goddess Pose

Supta Matsyendrasana - Supine Spinal Twist

Supta Padangustasana - Reclined Big Toe Pose

Supta Virasana - Reclined Hero Pose
Reclined Hero Pose - Supta Virasana is a strong yoga stretch for the thighs and groin. It can be a little intense on the knees, so proceed with caution.

Svarga Dvidasana - Bird of Paradise Pose
Bird of Paradise Pose - Svarga Dvijasana is an advanced standing, bound, balancing pose. Sound challenging? It is! Read how to do Bird of Paradise Pose.

Tadasana - Mountain Pose

Tittibhasana - Firefly Pose

Upavistha Konasana - Seated Wide Legged Straddle

Urdhva Dhanurasana- Wheel Pose

Urdhva Hastasana - Raised Hands Pose

Urdhva Muhka Svanasana - Upward Facing Dog

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana - Standing Split

Ustrasana - Camel Pose

Utkatasana - Awkward Chair Pose

Uttanasana - Standing Forward Bend

Utthan Pristhasana - Lizard Pose

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana - Standing Big Toe Pose

Utthita Parsvakonasana Variations

Utthita Parsvakonasana - Extended Side Angle
Description and instruction for Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana. With photos and variations for beginning and advanced students.

Vajrasana - Thunderbolt Pose

Utthita Trikonasana - Triangle Pose
Description and instructions for Extended Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana. With yoga photos, adaptations for beginners and variations for the advanded yogi.

Vasisthasana - Side Plank Pose

Vasisthasana Variations - Side Plank Variarions

Viparita Karani - Legs Up the Wall

Virabhadrasana I - Warrior I

Virasana - Hero Pose
Instructions and photos of Hero yoga pose - Virasana.

Virabhadrasana II - Warrior II

Virabhadrasana III - Warrior III

Vrksasana - Tree Pose

Vrschikasana - Scorpion Pose

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