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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.

Salamba-Sirshasana-Tripod-HeadstandSalamba Sirshasana – Tripod Headstand
The Salamba sirsasana 2 (salamba- supported, sirs-head, asana- posture), is also called the tripod handstand (three points of support, 2… Read More »Salamba Sirshasana – Tripod Headstand
Dwi-hasta-bhujasana-two-hands-and-arms-postureDwi hasta bhujasana- two hands and arms posture
Dwi means two, hasta means hand, bhuja means arms Steps: Stand with your feet hip width apart. Exhale, bend forward… Read More »Dwi hasta bhujasana- two hands and arms posture
Bhujangasana-Cobra-postureBhujangasana- Cobra posture
Translation: Bhujang- serpent, snake; asana- posture. Bhujang asana (the Cobra pose) is a basic back bending pose that is also… Read More »Bhujangasana- Cobra posture
Padma mayurasana- Lotus peacock posture
Padma means lotus and Mayur means Peacock in Sanskrit.  This demands good physical strength though it is easier than Mayurasana.… Read More »Padma mayurasana- Lotus peacock posture
Mayurasana-Peacock-PostureMayurasana – Peacock Posture
Mayurasana (Sanskrit: मयूरासन) or Peacock Pose is an asana where the individual assumes a peacock like posture. This posture is… Read More »Mayurasana – Peacock Posture
Bramcharyasana-Celibates-pose-L-sitBramcharyasana- Celibate’s pose – L sit
This posture is also called the L sit in modern Gymnastics. Steps: Sit in dandasana with legs together and outstretched… Read More »Bramcharyasana- Celibate’s pose – L sit
Padmasana-Lotus-PosturePadmasana – Lotus Posture
Padma = Lotus This is thought to be the best meditation posture, and if anyone is praticing Ashtanga yoga you… Read More »Padmasana – Lotus Posture
Utpluthih-Uprooting-posture-utplutihUtpluthih – Uprooting
Utpluthih is also known as tolasana – scales pose Steps: 1 Take the legs in to the lotus pose. If… Read More »Utpluthih – Uprooting
Virasana-Hero-PostureVirasana – Hero Posture
vira = hero/man/chief This is a good posture to use for meditation especially as it twists your knees in the… Read More »Virasana – Hero Posture
Utthita-Parsvakonasana-Extended-Side-Angle-postureUtthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Posture
Utthita = extended Parsva = side, Kon = angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Utthita Parsvakonasana variation Steps 1. Begin in Samasthiti (Mountain… Read More »Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Posture

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