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An Index of Yoga Poses

The heart of any yoga practice is the performance of yoga positions (called asanas), each of which has specific physical and and mental benefits. For each pose here you will find instructions, photos, and the benefits of the pose. The poses below are listed alphabetically by the English name. The subtopics below allow you to find poses by the Sanskrit name, area of anatomical focus (such as legs or spine), level of difficulty, and by photo. You can also find suggested sequences of poses.
  1. Yoga Poses by Difficulty (4)
  2. Yoga Photo Galleries (8)
  3. Yoga Pose Names in Sanskrit (89)
  4. Yoga Poses-Anatomical Focus (11)
  5. Yoga Sequences (31)

Awkward Chair Pose - Utkatasana

Bird of Paradise Pose - Svarga Dvidasana

Boat Pose - Navasana

Bow Pose – Dhanurasana

Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Bridge Pose - Supported Variation

Camel Pose – Ustrasana

Cat-Cow Stretch - Chakravakasana

Child's Pose - Balasana

Cobbler's Pose - Baddha Konasana

Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana

Compass Pose - Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana

Corpse Pose - Savasana

Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana

Crescent Lunge Pose - Anjaneyasana

Crow Pose - Bakasana

Dolphin Pose

Dolphin Push-Ups

Down Dog Split

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana

Dragonfly Pose

Eagle Pose - Garudasana

Ear Pressure Pose - Karnapidasana

Easy Pose - Sukhasana

Eight Angle Pose - Astavakrasana

Elephant's Trunk Pose - Eka Hasta Bhujasana

Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana

Extended Side Angle Pose Variations

Eye of the Needle Pose - Sucirandhrasana

Firefly Pose - Tittibhasana

Fish Pose – Matsyasana

Flying Crow Pose - Eka Pada Galavasana

Forearm Stand – Pincha Mayurasana

Four Limbed Staff Pose - Chaturanga Dandasana

Garland Pose - Malasana

Gate Pose - Parighasana

Goddess Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana

Half Forward Bend - Ardha Uttanasana

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana

Half Lotus Pose - Ardha Padmasana

Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana

Hands and Knees Balance

Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Happy Baby Pose - Ananda Balasana

Headstand Pose – Salamba Sirsasana

How to Do a Headstand Illustrated Step-by-Step

Head to Knee Pose - Janu Sirsasana

Hero Pose - Virasana

Heron Pose - Krounchasana

King Dancer Pose – Natarajasana

Knees, Chest, and Chin - Ashtanga Namaskara

Knee to Ankle Pose - Agnistambhasana

Legs Up the Wall - Viparita Karani

Little Thunderbolt Pose - Laghu Vajrasana

Lizard Pose - Utthan Pristhasana

Locust Pose – Shalabasana

Lotus Pose - Padmasana

Lunge Pose

Lunge With a Twist

Marichi's Pose - Marichyasana I

Monkey Pose - Hanumanasana

Mountain Pose - Tadasana

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

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

Pelvic Tilts

Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Preparation

Plank Pose

Plow Pose - Halasana

Pyramid Pose - Parsvottonasana

Pyramid Pose - Parsvottonasana Variations

Raised Hands Pose - Urdhva Hastasana

Reclined Big Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana

Reclined Hero Pose - Supta Virasana

Reverse Warrior Pose

Revolved Head to Knee Pose - Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Revolved Side Angle Pose – Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

Revolved Half Moon Pose – Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana

Revolved Triangle Pose – Parivrtta Trikonasana

Scale Pose - Tolasana

Scorpion Pose - Vrschikasana

Seated Forward Bend - Paschimottanasana

Seated Wide Legged Straddle - Upavistha Konasana

Side Crow Pose - Parsva Bakasana

Shoulderstand - Salamba Sarvangasana

Side Plank Pose - Vasisthasana

Side Plank Variations - Vasisthasana Variations

Sleeping Vishnu Pose – Anantasana

Sphinx Pose

Staff Pose - Dandasana

Standing Big Toe Pose - Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana

Standing Split - Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana

Standing Straddle Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana

Sugarcane Pose - Ardha Chandra Chapasana

Supine Spinal Twist - Supta Matsyendrasana

Thunderbolt Pose - Vajrasana

Tree Pose – Vrksasana

Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana

Tripod Headstand - Salamba Sirsasana II

Upward Facing Dog - Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Warrior I - Virabhadrasana I

Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II

Warrior III - Virabhadrasana III

Wheel Pose – Urdhva Dhanurasana

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