Hip Opener Yoga Asana/Postures

Ardha-baddha-padma-vrikshasana-half-bound-lotus-tree-pose

Ardha baddha padma vrikshasana – half bound lotus tree pose

Ardha = half, baddha = bound, padma = lotus, vriksh = tree Steps: Stand in Tadasana (Mountain pose). Separate your feet about hips width apart ...
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Ardha-Baddha-Padmotanasana-Half-Bound-Lotus-Standing-Forward-Bend

Ardha Baddha Padmotanasana – Half Bound Lotus Standing Forward Bend

This can be quite a tricky posture so there are a few modifications that can be made throughout.  Stay standing, just work on building the ...
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Ardha-Chandrasana-(Anjaneyasana)-Half-Moon-Pose

Ardha Chandrasana (Anjaneyasana) – Half Moon Pose

Ardha - Half Chadra - Moon This posture is also called Anjaneyasana. Steps: Start in Ashwa Sanchalanasana, a deep lunge with the right foot infront ...
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Ashwa-sanchalanasana-Equestrian-Posture

Ashwa sanchalanasana- Equestrian Posture

This posture comes in Surya Namaskar of Hatha Yoga. Steps: Start with standing, both feet together and hands by the sides of your body (Samasthiti) ...
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Janu-Sirshasana-Seated-Head-To-Knee-Posture

Janu Sirshasana – Seated Head To Knee Posture

Steps: Sit with legs out stretched and the feet together. Bend the left leg and place the sole of your foot on the right inner ...
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Krounchasana-Heron-Pose

Krounchasana – Heron Pose

Krounchasana/Heron Pose is an intense forward bend pose which also comes in the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This can be a difficult pose ...
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Malasana-Garland-Posture

Malasana – Garland Posture

Other names for this posture include; deep squat, namaskar asana Steps: Start in Samasthiti (equal standing posture), with your feet slightly wider than hip distance ...
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Pada-Prasar-Paschimottanasana-Legs-Spread-back-stretch-pose

Pada Prasar Paschimottanasana – Legs Spread back stretch pose

Pada - Legs Prasar - Spread Steps:- Sit in Dandasana Spread your legs as wide as possible. Interlock the fingers behind the back. Raise the ...
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Parivrtta-Supta-Padangustasana-Revolved-Reclining-Hand-To-Big-Toe-Posture

Parivrtta Supta Padangustasana – Revolved Reclining Hand To Big Toe Posture

Steps: Start with lying down on your back and spread your arms by the side of the body. Bend your right knee and hold the ...
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Parivrtta-Trikonasana-Revolved-triangle-posture

Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved triangle posture

Parivrtta means revolved, trikon means triangle. Steps: Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and spread your feet about 3 to 3.5 ft apart (or keep the gap between ...
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Parshvottanasana-Intense-Side-Stretch-Posture

Parshvottanasana – Intense Side Stretch Posture

Steps: Starting with the right foot about 3ft in front of your left, toes pointing to the front edge of your mat. Turn your left ...
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Paschimottanasana-Intense-West-Stretch-Seated-Forward-Bend

Paschimottanasana – Intense West Stretch / Seated Forward Bend

This posture is full of benefits, but also not free from risks. Especially people with weak backs, need to listen to their body and modify ...
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Prasarita-Padottanasana-D-Wide-legged-Forward-bend-D

Prasarita Padottanasana A,B,C & D – Wide legged Forward bend A,B,C & D

Prasarita : Wide stance ; Pad: Foot ; Uttan : Intense stretch Prasarita Padottanasana A,B,C,D comes in the Starting sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Prasarita ...
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Shava-Udarakarshanasana-Universal-Spinal-Twist

Shava Udarakarshanasana – Universal Spinal Twist

Steps: Start lying on your back in Shavansana (corpse posture) Exhale, bend your right knee and place the right sole on the left thigh, keeping ...
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Sucirandhrasana-Eye-Of-The-Needle-Posture

Sucirandhrasana – 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 the soles of your feet ...
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Supta-Pavanmuktasana-Wind-Release-Pose-variation

Supta Pawanmuktasana – Wind Release Pose

Supta = Reclining, Pawan = wind, Mukt = Release. Steps: Variation 1 Lie down on your back with your hands by the side of the ...
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Upavistha-Konasana-A-Wide-angle-seated-forward-bend

Upavistha 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 your hands on the floor ...
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Utthita-Hasta-Padangushtasana-Upright-hand-to-big-toe-pose

Utthita 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 weight on your left leg ...
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Utthita-Parsvakonasana-Extended-Side-Angle-posture

Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Posture

Utthita = extended Parsva = side, Kon = angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Utthita Parsvakonasana variation Steps 1. Begin in Samasthiti (Mountain Pose). Exhale step your right ...
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Utthita-Trikonasana-Extended-Triangle-Posture

Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Posture

Utthita means extended or stretched, trikon means triangle. Steps: Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and spread your feet about 3 to 3.5 ft apart (or keep ...
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Yoga-Mudrasana-Yogic-Seal-Posture

Yoga Mudrasana – Yogic Seal Posture/ Baddha Padmasana – Bound Lotus Poture

This is an intense posture so if you knees start hurting at any point, immediately come out of the position. You can modify by trying ...
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