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All Yoga Postures

All Yoga Postures

We have created an asana library to make it easier for you to search for postures, and to give you more details about each pose and how to get in and out of them. You can look up different categories so that it’s easier for you to put together your own practice sequence so that you can work with your body in the way you want to. Where possible we have included contraindications and explained ways that you can modify poses to be more suitable for the level you are at. This can be particularly useful if you are coming to yoga after injury so that you can approach practice safely.

If there are poses you would like to see that we have not yet included let us know and we will try to write about them in the future.

Sukhasana-Cross-Legged-Pose-easy-poseSukhasana – Cross Legged Pose
Sukh- Joy/Bliss Also known as easy posture, this is often used to substitute Padmasana (lotus posture) in a range of… Read More »Sukhasana – Cross Legged Pose
Udarakarshanasana–Abdominal-Stretch-PostureUdarakarshanasana – Abdominal Stretch Posture
Steps: Start sitting in the squatting position with the feet hip width apart and the hands on the knees. Exhale,… Read More »Udarakarshanasana – Abdominal Stretch Posture
shavasana-corpse-poseSavasana- Corpse Posture (Mritasana)
Savasana, or corpse pose, looks like a very easy posture (you may have even seen the “I’m here for the… Read More »Savasana- Corpse Posture (Mritasana)
Sucirandhrasana-Eye-Of-The-Needle-PostureSucirandhrasana – Eye Of The Needle Posture
Suci – needle Randhra – opening/aperture/hole Variation 1 Variation 2 Steps: Lie on your back, with your knees bent, and… Read More »Sucirandhrasana – Eye Of The Needle Posture
Utthita-Hasta-Padangushtasana-Upright-hand-to-big-toe-poseUtthita Hasta Padangushtasana/ Upright hand to big toe pose
Utthita – Upright Hasta – hand Pad – feet Angushtha – big toe Steps: Start from Tadasana/Samasthiti shift your whole… Read More »Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana/ Upright hand to big toe pose
Krounchasana-Heron-PoseKrounchasana – Heron Pose
Krounchasana/Heron Pose is an intense forward bend pose which also comes in the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This… Read More »Krounchasana – Heron Pose
Prasarita-Padottanasana-D-Wide-legged-Forward-bend-DPrasarita Padottanasana A,B,C & D – Wide legged Forward bend A,B,C & D
Prasarita : Wide stance ; Pad: Foot ; Uttan : Intense stretch. Wide-legged standing forward bend with variations and full… Read More »Prasarita Padottanasana A,B,C & D – Wide legged Forward bend A,B,C & D
Eka-Pada-Koundinyasana-IEka Pada Koundinyasana I
In India the term Gotra means clan (or lineages). The present day gotra classification is created from a core of… Read More »Eka Pada Koundinyasana I
Upavistha-Konasana-A-Wide-angle-seated-forward-bendUpavistha Konasana A – Wide angle seated forward bend
Upavistha – Seated, Kon – angle Steps Sit in Dandasana. Spread your legs about 90 to 120 degrees apart. Place… Read More »Upavistha Konasana A – Wide angle seated forward bend
Dhanurasana-Bow-PoseDhanurasana – Bow Pose
Dhanur means bow. Dhanurasana is one of the postures which is mentioned in an old Yogic text Hatha Yoga Pradipika.… Read More »Dhanurasana – Bow Pose

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