Virasana – Hero Pose
Virasana – Hero Pose
Virasana – Hero Pose Virasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Vira(Hero or warrior or a strong man) and asana (posture or pose). This pose resembles the position of the warrior or hero, that’s why it is named as Virasana. It is called as Hero Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Virasana
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Virabhadrasana II – Warrior II Pose
Virabhadrasana II – Warrior II Pose
Virabhadrasana II – Warrior II Pose Virabhadrasana II is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Virabhadra(Name of a furious warrior who is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Virabhadrasana II is, this pose resembles the position of the Warrior, and it is the
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Virabhadrasana I – Warrior I Pose
Virabhadrasana I – Warrior I Pose
Virabhadrasana I – Warrior I Pose Virabhadrasana I is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Virabhadra(Name of a furious warrior who is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Virabhadrasana I is, this pose resembles the position of the Warrior, and it is the
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Viparita Virabhadrasana – Reverse Warrior Pose
Viparita Virabhadrasana – Reverse Warrior Pose
Viparita Virabhadrasana – Reverse Warrior Pose Viparita Virabhadrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Viparita(Inverted or Reversed),Virabhadra(Name of a furious warrior who is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Reverse Warrior Pose or Dancing Warrior Pose in English. Few preparatory Poses for
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Viparita Karani – Legs up the Wall Pose
Viparita Karani – Legs up the Wall Pose
Viparita Karani – Legs up the Wall Pose Viparita Karani is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Viparita (inverted or turned around or reversed) andKarani(making or doing or action). It is called as Legs up the Wall Poseor Upside-down sealin English. Preparatory Poses for Viparita Karani are Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Virasana, Supta Baddha
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Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Pose
Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Pose
Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Pose Utthita Trikonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Utthita(Extended),Trikon(Triangle) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Utthita Trikonasana is, this pose resembles the position of the extended triangle. It is called as Extended Triangle Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Utthita Trikonasana are Vrksasana
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Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Pose Utthita Parsvakonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Utthita(extended),Parsva(flank or side),Kona (Angle), asana (posture or pose). It is called as Extended Side Angle Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Utthita Parsvakonasana are Supta Virasana(Reclining Hero Pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward Facing Dog Pose), Prasarita Padottanasana(Wide-legged Forward Bend),
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Uttana Shishosana – Extended Puppy Pose
Uttana Shishosana – Extended Puppy Pose
Uttana Shishosana – Extended Puppy Pose Uttana Shishosana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Uttana(Extended or Intense),Shisho(Puppy) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Uttana Shishosana is, this pose resembles the position of the Stretching puppy. It is called as Extended Puppy Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Uttana Shishosana are
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Utkatasana – Chair Pose or Awkward Pose
Utkatasana – Chair Pose or Awkward Pose
Utkatasana – Chair Pose or Awkward Pose Utkatasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Utkat(Powerful or Intense) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Chair Pose or Awkward Posein English.The reason for the name Chair Pose is, this pose resembles the position of sitting on the imaginary chair. Preparatory Poses for
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Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – Upward Facing Dog Pose
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – Upward Facing Dog Pose
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana – Upward Facing Dog Pose Urdhva Mukha Svanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Urdhva(Upward),mukha (face),svana (dog) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Urdhva Mukha Svanasana is, this pose resembles the position of the upwardfacing dog. It is called as Upward Facing Dog Pose in English.
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Urdhva Hastasana – Upward Salute, Raised Hands Pose
Urdhva Hastasana – Upward Salute, Raised Hands Pose
Urdhva Hastasana – Upward Salute, Raised Hands Pose Urdhva Hastasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Urdhva(Upward),Hasta (hand) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Urdhva Hastasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Raised Hands. It is called as Upward Salute, Raised Hands Posein English. It is one
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Ujjayi Pranayama – Conqueror Breath
Ujjayi Pranayama – Conqueror Breath
Ujjayi Pranayama – Conqueror Breath Ujjayi Pranayama is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Ujjayi (lift up) and Pranayama (Breath or breathing technique). It is called as Conqueror Breath or psychic breath or victorious breath or ocean breathin English. The chest is slightly lifted up In Ujjayi pranayama, as if the inhalation is
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Uddiyana Bandha – Upward Abdominal Lock
Uddiyana Bandha – Upward Abdominal Lock
Uddiyana Bandha – Upward Abdominal Lock Uddiyana Bandha is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Uddiyana(upward) and bandha (binding or lock or attachment to this world). It is called as Upward Abdominal Lock in English. Preparatory Poses for Uddiyana Bandha are Supta Virasana, Dandasana, Viparita Karani, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Sarvangasana, Virasana, Sirsasana, Paschimottanasana
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Trikonasana – Triangle Pose
Trikonasana – Triangle Pose
Trikonasana – Triangle Pose Trikonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Trikon(Triangle) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Trikonasana is, this pose resembles theTriangle. It is called as Triangle Posein English. Preparatory poses for Trikonasana are Vriksasana and Tadasana. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) has many Variations including baddha trikonasana (bound
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Tadasana – Mountain Pose, Palm Tree Pose
Tadasana – Mountain Pose, Palm Tree Pose
Tadasana – Mountain Pose, Palm Tree Pose Introduction: Tadasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Tada (Mountain) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Mountain Poseor Palm Tree Pose in English. Preparatory poses for Tadasana are Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing) and Uttanasana standing (forward bend). Tadasana is also known
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Supta Padangusthasana – Reclined Big Toe Pose
Supta Padangusthasana – Reclined Big Toe Pose
Supta Padangusthasana – Reclined Big Toe Pose Introduction: Supta Padangusthasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Supta(reclining or lying down), Pada(foot),Angusta(big toe)and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Reclined Big Toe Pose or Supine Big Toe Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Supta Padangusthasana are Uttanasana, Baddha Konasana and Adho
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Supta Matsyendrasana – Supine Spinal Twist
Supta Matsyendrasana – Supine Spinal Twist
Supta Matsyendrasana – Supine Spinal Twist Introduction: Supta Matsyendrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Supta(Reclined), Matsyendra(lord of the fishes) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Supine Spinal Twistor Reclined Lord of the Fishes Pose or Reclined Spinal Twistin English. Preparatory Poses for Supta Matsyendrasana are Pawanmuktasana and Setu
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Supta Baddha Konasana – Reclining Bound Angle Pose
Supta Baddha Konasana – Reclining Bound Angle Pose
Supta Baddha Konasana – Reclining Bound Angle Pose Introduction: Supta Baddha Konasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Supta(Reclined), Baddha(Bound),Kona (Angle) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Reclining Bound Angle Pose or Reclined Goddess Pose or Reclined Cobbler’s Pose in English. Preparatory poses for Supta Baddha Konasana are Vriksasana,
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Sukasana – Easy Pose
Sukasana – Easy Pose
Sukasana – Easy Pose Introduction: Sukasana, Sukhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Sukha(pleasure or easy or joyful) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Easy Poseor Pleasant Pose or Decent Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Sukhasana are Staff Pose (Dandasana), the Manibandha Naman (Wrist Bending Exercise) and Pranayama (The
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Sucirandhrasana – Eye of the Needle Pose
Sucirandhrasana – Eye of the Needle Pose
Sucirandhrasana – Eye of the Needle Pose Introduction: Sucirandhrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Suci(needle), Randhra(aperture or hole or opening) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Eye of the Needle Pose in English. Sucirandhrasana helps to prepare the body for sugarcane pose (ardha Chandra chapasana) and king pigeon
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Simhasana – Lion Pose
Simhasana – Lion Pose
Simhasana – Lion Pose Introduction: Simhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Simha(Lion) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Simhasana is, it resembles the position of the roaring lion. It is called as Lion Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Simhasanaare Virasana, Siddhasana, SuptaVirasana, Svanasana, Supta Baddha Konasana,
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Savasana – Corpse Pose
Savasana – Corpse Pose
Savasana – Corpse Pose Introduction: Savasana, Shavasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Shava(corpse) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Corpse Posein English. Savasana usually practiced at the end of the yoga session. After practising the other yoga poses, our body get stretched, inverted, contracted and twisted. So, at
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Samasthiti – Equal Standing Pose
Samasthiti – Equal Standing Pose
Samasthiti – Equal Standing Pose Introduction: Samasthiti is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Sama(well-balanced or upright or straight or same or equal), sthitih(stay or stand), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Equal Standing Poseor mountain posesin English. Samasthiti is a starting pose for many postures.It engages all the three
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Salambhasana, Shalabasana – Locust Pose
Salambhasana, Shalabasana – Locust Pose
Salambhasana, Shalabasana – Locust Pose Introduction: Salambhasana  or Shalabasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Salabha(grasshopper or locust) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Locust Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Salambhasana are Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Virasana, SuptaVirasana, Virabhadrasana, Bhujangasana and Gomukhasana; and the follow-up Poses
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Salamba Bhujangasana – Sphinx Pose
Salamba Bhujangasana – Sphinx Pose
Salamba Bhujangasana – Sphinx Pose Introduction: Salamba Bhujangasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Salamba(Supported), Bhujang(Cobra), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Sphinx Posein English. Preparatory pose for Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose) is Phalakasana; and the follow-up poses are Setubandha-sarvangasana and Viparita Shalabhasana (Superman pose). Salamba Bhujangasana is a
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Purvottanasana – Upward Plank Pose
Purvottanasana – Upward Plank Pose
Purvottanasana – Upward Plank Pose Introduction: Purvottanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Purva(East), uttana (intense stretch) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Upward Plank Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Purvottanasana are Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Dhanurasana, Supta Virasana and Gomukhasana (arms only); and the follow-up Poses are Adho
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Prasarita Padottanasana – Standing Straddle Forward Bend, Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Prasarita Padottanasana – Standing Straddle Forward Bend, Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Prasarita Padottanasana – Standing Straddle Forward Bend, Wide-Legged Forward Bend Introduction: Prasarita Padottanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Prasarita(wide or stretched out or expanded or spread), pada(foot),ut(intense), tan (to stretch or extend)and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Standing Straddle Forward Bend or Wide-Legged Forward Bend in English. Preparatory
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Phalakasana – Plank Pose, Yoga Plank Pose
Phalakasana – Plank Pose, Yoga Plank Pose
Phalakasana – Plank Pose, Yoga Plank Pose Introduction: Phalakasana is also known as Adho Mukha Dandasana or Santolasana or Kumbhakasana. But, Plank Pose is commonly referred as Kumbhakasana. Kumbhakasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Kumbhak(breath retention) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Plank Pose or Yoga Plank Pose
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Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Bend
Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Bend
Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Bend Introduction: Paschimottanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Paschima(west or back or back of body), uttana(intense stretch or straight or extended), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Seated Forward Bend or Back Stretching Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Paschimottanasana are Uttanasana, Janu Sirsasana
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Pasasana – Noose Pose
Pasasana – Noose Pose
Pasasana – Noose Pose Introduction: Pasasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Pasa(a snare or trap or noose or tie or bond or cord or fetter) and asana (posture or pose). This pose resembles the nose. This is the reason for naming as Pasasana. It is called as Noose Pose in English.
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Parsvottanasana – Intense Side Stretch Pose, Pyramid Pose
Parsvottanasana – Intense Side Stretch Pose, Pyramid Pose
Parsvottanasana – Intense Side Stretch Pose, Pyramid Pose Introduction: Parsvottanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parsva(side or flank), ut(intense),tan(extend or to stretch) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Intense Side Stretch Pose or Pyramid Pose or Intense Flank Stretch in English. Preparatory Poses Vrksasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Utthita
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Parsvakonasana – Side angle Pose
Parsvakonasana – Side angle Pose
Parsvakonasana – Side angle Pose Introduction: Parsvakonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parsva (side or flank),Kona (angle) and asana (posture or pose).  It is called as Side angle Pose in English. Preparatory poses for Parsvakonasana are UpavistaKonasana, Siddhasana, Virasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana,  Supta Virasana, Virabhadrasana II, Utthita Trikonasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Supta
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Parsva Balasana – Thread the Needle Pose
Parsva Balasana – Thread the Needle Pose
Parsva Balasana – Thread the Needle Pose Introduction: Parsva Balasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parsva(revolved)bala(child) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Thread the Needle Pose in English. Parsva Balasana is one of the beginner level yoga pose. Anyone can practise this pose with a little effort and
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Parivrtta Sukhasana – Simple Twist Pose
Parivrtta Sukhasana – Simple Twist Pose
Parivrtta Sukhasana – Simple Twist Pose Introduction: Parivrtta Sukhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolve), Sukha(easy or comfortable or joy), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Simple Twist Poseor Simple Cross-Legged Twist orSeated Twist or Easy Twistin English. Parivrtta Sukhasana is one of the basic seated pose. It
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Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose Introduction: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolved),Parsva(side or flank),Kona (angle) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Revolved Triangle Poseor Twisting Side Angle or Rotated Side Angle or Side Angle Twistin English. Preparatory Poses for Parivrtta Parsvakonasana  are Open Angle Pose
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Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Half Moon Pose
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Half Moon Pose
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Half Moon Pose Introduction: Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolved), Ardha(half), Chandra(moon) and Asana(pose) . It is called as Revolved Half Moon Posein English. Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana Improves the physical and mental strength. To practise Revolved Half Moon Pose one should combine the
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Paripurna Navasana – Full Boat Pose
Paripurna Navasana – Full Boat Pose
Paripurna Navasana – Full Boat Pose Introduction: Paripurna Navasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Paripurna(complete, full or entire), Nava (Boat), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Full Boat Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Paripurna Navasana are Cow Pose or Gomukhasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward Facing Dog,
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Parighasana – Gate Pose
Parighasana – Gate Pose
Parighasana – Gate Pose Introduction: Parighasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words parigha(beam or an iron bar used for locking or shutting a gate) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Parighasana is, this pose resembles the position of the iron bar used for shutting a gate.  It is
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Navasana – Yoga Boat Pose
Navasana – Yoga Boat Pose
Navasana – Yoga Boat Pose Introduction: Navasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Nav (Boat) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Navasana is, this pose resembles the Boat.  It is called as Yoga Boat Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Navasana  are Half Spinal Twist or Ardha Matsyendrasana, Easy Pose
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Nadi Shodhana Pranayama – Channel Cleaning Breath
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama – Channel Cleaning Breath
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama – Channel Cleaning Breath Nadi Shodhana Pranayama is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Nadi(gateway or subtle energy channel or path), Shodhan (purification or cleaning) andPranayama (Breath or breathing technique). It is called as Channel Cleaning Breath or AnulomVilom pranayama in English. Nadi Shodhan pranayama is a very powerful breathing
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Mula Bandha – Root Bond
Mula Bandha – Root Bond
Mula Bandha – Root Bond Mula Bandha is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Mula(Root) and Bandha(bond). It is called as Root Bond in English. According to Iyengar Mula Bandha is "A posture where the body from the anus to the navel is contracted and lifted up and towards the spine". For the
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Mrigi Mudra – Deer Seal
Mrigi Mudra – Deer Seal
Mrigi Mudra – Deer Seal Mrigi Mudra is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Mrigi(deer or animal) and Mudra(seal). It resembles the deer. Thus it is named as Mrigi Mudra. It is called as Deer Sealor healing Mudrain English. It is one of the yogic breathing techniques or Pranayamas.We can cultivate more benefits
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Marjaryasana – Cat Pose
Marjaryasana – Cat Pose
Marjaryasana – Cat Pose Introduction: Marjaryasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Marja(cat) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Marjaryasana is, this pose resembles the position of the cat.  It is called as Cat Pose in English. Very simple yoga pose, yet very powerful.  Beginners can do this
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Malasana – Garland Pose
Malasana – Garland Pose
Malasana – Garland Pose Introduction: Malasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Mala(Depends up on the Pronunciation, it gives different meanings: dirt or Indian Plum or Garland or Necklace) andasana (posture or pose).  It is called as Master Garland Pose or Garland Poseor regular squat pose in English. Preparatory poses for
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Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana – Dolphin Plank Pose
Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana – Dolphin Plank Pose
Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana – Dolphin Plank Pose One of the most popular core-building exercises in yoga is Plank Pose, also called as High Push-Up Pose Dolphin Plank Yoga Pose is an arm balance yoga pose that targets the hamstrings and calves and is ideal for yogis at an intermediate level. This yoga posture aims
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Kumbhaka Pranayama – Breath Retention
Kumbhaka Pranayama – Breath Retention
Kumbhaka Pranayama – Breath Retention Kumbhaka Pranayama is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Kumbhaka(Pot is the direct translation. But, often referred as holding the breath or retention) andPranayama (Breath or breathing technique). It is called as Breath Retentionin English. Kumbhaka means a state where there is no inhalation or exaltation, the pause
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Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose
Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose
Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose Introduction: Gomukhasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Gow(Cow or light),mukha (face) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Gomukhasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Cow’s Face.  It is called as Cow Face Pose in English. Gomukhasana is one of the
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Dwi Pada Pitham or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Dwi Pada Pitham or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Dwi Pada Pitham or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana is a common posture. This asana resembles the combination of bridge and lock. The Closed Bridge with all limbs is a lying position on the back. It is an excellent pose for back bending practices. By Bridge pose, we can access the root chakra. It
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Dandasana – Staff Pose
Dandasana – Staff Pose
Dandasana – Staff Pose This is one of the simple stabilizing pose. This pose is the foundation for all kind of asana. It was founded by Sajag. The name comes from two Sanskrit words, danda meaning stick and asana meaning pose. It teaches how to sit in a correct posture. Practicing this regularly make your
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Chakravakasana – Table to Child Pose
Chakravakasana – Table to Child Pose
Chakravakasana – Table to Child Pose Chakravakasana is one of the most common and regular yoga with many benefits. People used to practice this yoga as a part of series of poses. This is one of the easiest pose also. It has many variations. It helps to easing the stress in the low back and
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Catuspadapitham Pose – Table or Crab Pose
Catuspadapitham Pose – Table or Crab Pose
Catuspadapitham Pose – Table or Crab Pose The position's name originates from that of a Sanskrit word which means crab. This pose also known as Yoga Table or Crab pose. This is used before many asana. It involves some physical challenges like spine movement, lower back and wrist flexibility. So, it’s better to first consult
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Camatkarasana – Wild Thing
Camatkarasana – Wild Thing
Camatkarasana – Wild Thing Camatkarasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Camatkara(Surprise or Miracle or spectacular or wonderful) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Wild Thingin English. Preparatory Poses for Camatkarasana are Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana), Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Bow Pose (Dhanurasana); and the follow Up Poses
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Bitilasana – Cow Pose
Bitilasana – Cow Pose
Bitilasana – Cow Pose Bitilasana, is also known as cat or cow pose. It is also called as Marjariasana in Sanskrit. While this motion may seem simple, practicing this pose can be a powerful way to prevent back pain and maintain a good back posture and healthy spine. It is one of the easiest yoga.
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Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning snake or serpent. Asana means Posture. This pose resembles a cobra. So, it is called as Cobra Pose in English. Regular practice of Bhujangasana helps easing the symptoms of Asthma. In India, Peoples believe cobra pose as a remedy for colds. It
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Bharadvajasana – Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose
Bharadvajasana – Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose
Bharadvajasana – Half-Lotus, Half-Hero Twist Pose Bharadvajasana is a basic seated spinal twist. The name for this asana came from one of the saptharishis, Bharadwaja. It consists of many variations. It has lots of benefits. Even beginners can do it easily A gentle twist on spine can rejuvenates the body, and stimulates the organs. Bharadvajasana
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Balasana – Child’s Pose
Balasana – Child’s Pose
Balasana – Child’s Pose Balasana, is also known as Child’s pose or Child’s resting pose. Bala means Child and asana is posture. This is a counter asana which is usually practiced before and after some difficult asana. You can use this pose as a warm-up pose. Balasana gives the flexibility to spine and the lower
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Baddha Konasana- Bound Angle Pose, Cobbler’s Pose
Baddha Konasana- Bound Angle Pose, Cobbler’s Pose
Baddha Konasana- Bound Angle Pose, Cobbler’s Pose Baddha Konasana is also called Bound angle pose or Cobbler Pose. Cobblers usually sit in this position typically when they work. The name comes from two Sanskrit words, baddha and kona. baddha means bound and kona is angle or split. And as usual Asana means a posture or
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Ardha Uttanasana- Standing Half Forward Bend
Ardha Uttanasana- Standing Half Forward Bend
Ardha Uttanasana- Standing Half Forward Bend The posture gets its name because the person performing it ressembles a Lotus. Ardha Uttanasana is a Sanskrit word consists of two Sanskrit words, Ardha and Uttanasana. Ardha means half and Uttanasana means Standing Head to Knees Pose. It helps to stretches and rejuvenates the spine and legs. Ardha
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Ardha Pincha Mayurasana – Plank Pose
Ardha Pincha Mayurasana – Plank Pose
Ardha Pincha Mayurasana – Plank Pose Plank pose is one of the variations of Adho Mukha Shvanasana pose. In Sanskrit ‘Ardha’ means half, ‘Pincha’ means Feathers and the ‘Mayura’ means Peacock. It is a very basic pose used both in yoga and sports. People usually do this pose as a stretch before dancing or doing
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Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes Pose Matsyendrasana. In Sanskrit, Aretha means half, Matsya means fish, Indra is ruler, and asana refers Fishes pose. It is also called as Half Spinal Twist Pose. It is one of 12 basic postures of Hatha yoga. (Ninth in sequence) The best of this pose is the
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Apanasana – Knees to chest pose
Apanasana – Knees to chest pose
Apanasana – Knees to chest pose Apanasana consist of two Sanskrit words. Apana means “downward-flowing life force” and Asana means pose. Apanasana is a classic yoga posture, Knees to chest pose has many benefits. It is very easy to do though. It can be done in the bed right after when you wake up in
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Anjaneyasana – Low Lunge, Crescent pose
Anjaneyasana – Low Lunge, Crescent pose
Anjaneyasana – Low Lunge, Crescent pose Introduction : The name Anjaneya is known to be the Hindu god Hanuman, Hanuman is the main character of the famous epic Ramayana. Anjaneyasna is the basic yoga pose. Almost all the yoga classes teach with several modifications and many variations. The name Crescent pose is typically used in
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Anjali Mudra – Salutation Seal
Anjali Mudra – Salutation Seal
Anjali Mudra – Salutation Seal Introduction : Anjali Mudra it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Anjali (Salutation) andMudra (Seal).This gesture is also known as Hrdayanjali Mudra, praṇāmāsana, Pranam Mudra, Namaste Mudra and Pray Position. It is called as Salutation Seal in English. When we do Anjali mudra our palms-together completes an energetic circuit between our hands
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Anantasana – Side-Reclining Leg Lift
Anantasana – Side-Reclining Leg Lift
Anantasana – Side-Reclining Leg Lift Anantasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Ananta(Infinite) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Side-Reclining Leg Lift or Sleeping Vishnu Pose or Vishnu’s couch Pose or Eternal One’s Poseor Vishnu Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Anantasana are Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose), Supta Padangusthasana
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Ananda Balasana Pose – Happy Baby Pose
Ananda Balasana Pose – Happy Baby Pose
Ananda Balasana Pose – Happy Baby Pose Introduction : Ananda Balasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Ananda (Happy), Bala (Child) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Ananda Balasana is, this pose resembles the position of the happy child.  It is called as Happy Baby Pose or
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Agnistambhasana – Fire Log Pose, Double Pigeon Pose
Agnistambhasana – Fire Log Pose, Double Pigeon Pose
Agnistambhasana – Fire Log Pose, Double Pigeon Pose Introduction : Agnistambhasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Agni (Fire), Stambha (Statue or log), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Downward Facing Dog Pose or Descending Facing Dog in English. The Preparatory Poses for Agnistambhasana are Supta Baddha Konasana
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Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose Introduction : Adho Mukha Svanasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words adho (downward),mukha (face),svana (dog), asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Adho Mukha Svanasana is, this pose resembles the position of the downward facing dog.  It is called as Downward
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