Vrschikasana – Scorpion Pose
Vrschikasana – Scorpion Pose
Vrschikasana – Scorpion Pose Vrschikasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Vrschika(Scorpion) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Vrschikasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Scorpion. It is called as Scorpion Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Vriksasana are Pincha Mayurasana, Bhujangasana, Adho Mukha Vrikshasana, Sarvangasana, Urdhva
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Vrksasana – Tree pose
Vrksasana – Tree pose
Vrksasana – Tree pose Vrksasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Vrksa(Tree) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Vrksasanais, this pose resembles the position of the Tree. It is called as Tree Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Vrksasana are Bound Angle Pose (BaddhaKonasana), Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II)
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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 III – Warrior III Pose
Virabhadrasana III – Warrior III Pose
Virabhadrasana III – Warrior III Pose Virabhadrasana III 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 III is, this pose resembles the position of the Warrior, and it is the
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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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Vasisthasana – Side Plank Pose
Vasisthasana – Side Plank Pose
Vasisthasana – Side Plank Pose Vasisthasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Vasistha (Wealthy or Vasistha = Name of one of the famous rishi among the seven seers (Saptarishis)) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Vasisthasana is, it is just name after the greatest rishi Vasistha. It is called
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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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Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana – Standing Big Toe Pose
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana – Standing Big Toe Pose
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana – Standing Big Toe Pose Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Utthita(extended),Hasta (hand),Pada(foot), Angusta(big toe) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Standing Big Toe Pose or Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose or Big Toe Hold or Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose
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Utthan Pristhasana – Lizard Pose
Utthan Pristhasana – Lizard Pose
Utthan Pristhasana – Lizard Pose Utthan Pristhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Utthan(Stretch out),Pristha(Back of the body or page of a book) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Utthan Pristhasanais, this pose resembles the position of the Lizard. It is called as Lizard Posein English. Utthan Pristhasana is
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Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend
Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend
Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend Uttanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Uttana(Intense or Powerful) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Standing Forward Bendin English. Preparatory Poses for Uttanasana are Supta Padangusthasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Paschimottanasana and JanuSirsasana; and the follow-up Poses are inversions, seated forward bends and standing poses.
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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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Ustrasana – Camel Pose
Ustrasana – Camel Pose
Ustrasana – Camel Pose Ustrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Ustra(Camel) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Ustrasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Camel. It is called as Camel Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Ustrasana are Virasana, Dhanurasana, SetuBandha, Bhujangasana, SuptaVirasana, Salabhasana and Urdhva Mukha
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Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana – Standing Split Pose
Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana – Standing Split Pose
Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana – Standing Split Pose Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Urdhva(Upward),Prasarita(expanded or spread),Eka (One),Pada (leg) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Standing Split Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana are Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose), Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita
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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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Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Bow or Wheel Pose
Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Bow or Wheel Pose
Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Bow or Wheel Pose Urdhva Dhanurasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Urdhva(Upward),Dhanu(Bow) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Urdhva Dhanurasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Upward Bow. It is called as Upward Bow or Wheel Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Urdhva
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Upavistha Konasana – Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend
Upavistha Konasana – Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend
Upavistha Konasana – Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend Upavistha Konasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Upavistha(Sitting or Seated),Kona (Angle) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Wide Angle Seated Forward Bendin English. Preparatory Poses for Upavistha Konasana are Supta Baddha Konasana, Dandasana, Supta Padangusthasana, Prasarita Padottanasana and Baddha Konasana; and
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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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Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana – Three Parts Forward Bend Pose
Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana – Three Parts Forward Bend Pose
Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana – Three Parts Forward Bend Pose Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Trianga(three limbs or parts. It is buttocks, knees and feet), mukha (face), Eka(one),Pada(foot), Paschima(West or back of the body), Uttana (intense stretch)and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Three Parts Forward Bend
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Tolasana – Scale Pose
Tolasana – Scale Pose
Tolasana – Scale Pose Tolasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Tola (Scale or Balance) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Scale Pose or Elevated Lotus Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Tolasana are Half Lord of the Fish Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana), Hero Pose (Virasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Head
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Tittibhasana – Firefly Pose
Tittibhasana – Firefly Pose
Tittibhasana – Firefly Pose Tittibhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Tittibha(Firefly) and asana (posture or pose). It resembles the position of a firefly in fight, that why it is named as Tittibhasana. It is called as Firefly Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Tittibhasana are Malasana, Baddha Konasana, Garudasana (arms only)
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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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Svarga Dvidasana – Bird of Paradise Pose
Svarga Dvidasana – Bird of Paradise Pose
Svarga Dvidasana – Bird of Paradise Pose Svarga Dvidasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Svarga(Paradise), Dvija(Twice born or Bird), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Bird of Paradise Pose in English. Svarga Dvidasana(Bird of Paradise Pose) it is an advanced level yoga pose. At first it looks like,
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Svara Yoga Pranayama – Yoga of Sound Breath
Svara Yoga Pranayama – Yoga of Sound Breath
Svara Yoga Pranayama – Yoga of Sound Breath Svara Yoga Pranayama is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Svara (Music or sound), Yoga (yoga) and Pranayama (Breathing technique). It is called as Yoga of Sound Breath in English. It is an effective breathing technique.It helps to reveal the Brahman and Satya to achieve
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Surya Bhedana Pranayama – Single Nostril Breath
Surya Bhedana Pranayama – Single Nostril Breath
Surya Bhedana Pranayama – Single Nostril Breath Surya Bhedana Pranayama is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Surya (sun), Bhedana (piercing or pass through or to break) and Pranayama(Breathing technique). It is called as Single Nostril Breathin English. Surya Bhedana Pranayama is one of the most important Pranayama. Right nostril (nadi) is called
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Supta Virasana – Reclining Hero Pose
Supta Virasana – Reclining Hero Pose
Supta Virasana – Reclining Hero Pose Introduction: Supta Virasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Supta(Reclined), Vira(Hero), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Reclining Hero Pose in English. Preparatory poses for Supta Virasana are Gomukhasana, Bhujangasana, Virasana, Baddha Koṇasana and Balasana; and the follow-up poses are Bakasana, Baddha Koṇasana
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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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Sasangasana – Yoga Rabbit Pose
Sasangasana – Yoga Rabbit Pose
Sasangasana – Yoga Rabbit Pose Introduction: Sasangasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Sasanga(Rabbit) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Sasangasana is,it ressemble the position of the rabbit.It is called as Yoga Rabbit Pose in English. Preparatory poses for Sasangasana are Virasana, Bālāsana, Ustrasana and Bharmanasana; and the
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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 Sirsasana – Headstand Pose, Supported Headstand
Salamba Sirsasana – Headstand Pose, Supported Headstand
Salamba Sirsasana – Headstand Pose, Supported Headstand Introduction: Salamba Sirsasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Sa (With), Alamba(Support), Sirsa(Head) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Headstand Pose on Supported Headstand in English. Preparatory Poses for Salamba Sirsasana are Uttanasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Virasana and Adho Mukha Svanasana; and the
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Salamba Sarvangasana – Shoulderstand
Salamba Sarvangasana – Shoulderstand
Salamba Sarvangasana – Shoulderstand Introduction: Salamba Sarvangasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Salamba(Supported), Sarva(All),Anga (Limbs) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Shoulderstand in English. Preparatory Poses for Salamba Sarvangasana are Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Virasana and Halasana; and the follow-Up Poses are Savasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana and Salamba Sirsasana. Salamba
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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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Pincha Mayurasana – Feathered Peacock Pose, Forearm Stand
Pincha Mayurasana – Feathered Peacock Pose, Forearm Stand
Pincha Mayurasana – Feathered Peacock Pose, Forearm Stand Introduction: Pincha Mayurasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Pincha(feather), Mayura(peacock), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Feathered Peacock Pose or Forearm Stand in English. Preparatory poses for Pincha Mayurasana Adho MukhaS hvanasana and Handstand; and the follow-up poses are Adho
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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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Parsva Bakasana – Side Crane Pose, Side Crow Pose
Parsva Bakasana – Side Crane Pose, Side Crow Pose
Parsva Bakasana – Side Crane Pose, Side Crow Pose Introduction: Parsva Bakasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parsva(side or flank), Baka(crane, but commonly used as crow), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Side Crane Pose or Side Crow Pose in English. Preparatory poses for Parsva Bakasana are Pasasana
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Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose
Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose
Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose Introduction: Parivrtta Trikonasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolve), Trikona(triangle or three angle), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Revolved Triangle Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Parivrtta Trikonasana are Virasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Baddha Konasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Virabhadrasana II,
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Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana – Compass Pose
Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana – Compass Pose
Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana – Compass Pose Introduction: Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolved), Surya (sun),Yantra (instrument) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Compass Pose or Sundial Pose in English. Preparatory Poses for Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana are Head to Knee Forward Bend (Janu Sirasana), Wide Legged
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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 Marichyasana – Marichi’s Pose III
Parivrtta Marichyasana – Marichi’s Pose III
Parivrtta Marichyasana – Marichi’s Pose III Introduction: Parivrtta Marichyasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolved or Complete), Marichya(Marichi: A Sage name), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Marichi's Pose III in English. Steps Involved: Start with forming the staff pose on the yoga mat. Bend your right knee
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Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana – Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana – Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana – Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose Introduction: Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Parivrtta(revolved), Janu(Knee), Sirsa(Head), and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Revolved Head-to-Knee Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana  are Head-of-the-Knee Pose (JanuSirsasana), Reclining Big Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana), Wide-Angle Seated Forward
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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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Padmasana – Lotus Pose
Padmasana – Lotus Pose
Padmasana – Lotus Pose Introduction: Padmasana is very helpful to deepen the mediation and calm the mind and align the body. Padmasana plays a vital role in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. It helps to awaken Kundalini. It is a cross-legged sitting asana. It helps in meditation practises to focus the mind. Padmasana also called as
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Padangusthasana – Big Toe Pose
Padangusthasana – Big Toe Pose
Padangusthasana – Big Toe Pose Introduction: Padangusthasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Pada(Foot),Angusta(Big Toe) and asana (posture or pose). It is called as Big Toe Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Padangusthasana are Intense Forward Bending Pose (Uttanasana), Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Mountain Pose (Pashchimottanasana) and Reclining Big Toe
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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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Natarajasana – King Dancer Pose, Lord of the Dance Pose
Natarajasana – King Dancer Pose, Lord of the Dance Pose
Natarajasana – King Dancer Pose, Lord of the Dance Pose Introduction: Natarajasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Nata(Dancer),Raja (King)and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Natarajasana is, this pose resembles the cosmic dance of the Hindu god Shiva (Nataraja is one of the name of Lord Shiva). It
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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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Mayurasana – Peacock Pose
Mayurasana – Peacock Pose
Mayurasana – Peacock Pose Introduction: Mayurasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Mayura(Peacock) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Mayurasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Peacock.  It is called as Peacock-Posture in English. Mayurasana is one of the main asanas mentioned in the Hatha Yoga
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Matsyasana – Fish Pose
Matsyasana – Fish Pose
Matsyasana – Fish Pose Introduction: Matsyasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Matsya(Fish) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Matsyasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Fish; and the fish eats the dirt and clean the water. Likewise Matsyasana purifies the blood. It is called as
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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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Marichyasana III – Marichi’s Pose III
Marichyasana III – Marichi’s Pose III
Marichyasana III – Marichi’s Pose III Introduction: MarichyasanaIII is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Marichy (Name of the sage Mariachi, He is the great grandfather of Manu and the son of Brahma.) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Marichyasana III is, this pose dedicated to sage Marichi.  It
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Marichyasana II – Marichi’s Pose II
Marichyasana II – Marichi’s Pose II
Marichyasana II – Marichi’s Pose II Introduction: Marichyasana II is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Marichy (Name of the sage Mariachi, He is the great grandfather of Manu and the son of Brahma.) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Marichyasana II is, this pose dedicated to sage Marichi. 
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Marichyasana I – Marichi Sage Pose I
Marichyasana I – Marichi Sage Pose I
Marichyasana I – Marichi Sage Pose I Introduction: Marichyasana I is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Marichy (Name of the sage Mariachi, He is the great grandfather of Manu and the son of Brahma.) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Marichyasana I is, this pose dedicated to sage
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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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Laghu Vajrasana – Little Thunderbolt Pose
Laghu Vajrasana – Little Thunderbolt Pose
Laghu Vajrasana – Little Thunderbolt Pose Introduction: Laghu Vajrasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Laghu(little),Vajra(Thunderbolt or weapon of god Indra), andasana (posture or pose). Vajra is the strongest weapon in the world, By practising this pose, our body will act like Vajra.  It is called as Little Thunderbolt Pose or Lovely
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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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Krounchasana – Heron Pose
Krounchasana – Heron Pose
Krounchasana – Heron Pose Introduction: Krounchasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Krouncha(Heron or mountain) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Krounchasana is, this pose resembles the long neck of a heron.  It is called as Heron Posein English. Heron Pose's Preparatory Poses for are Standing Forward Bend
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Karnapidasana – Ear Pressure Pose, Knee to Ear Pose
Karnapidasana – Ear Pressure Pose, Knee to Ear Pose
Karnapidasana – Ear Pressure Pose, Knee to Ear Pose Introduction: Karnapidasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Karna(ears),pida (pain or pressure) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Ear Pressure Pose or Knee to Ear Pose in English. Karnapidasana is the more advanced version of halasana. That’s wht it is
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Kapotasana – King Pigeon Pose
Kapotasana – King Pigeon Pose
Kapotasana – King Pigeon Pose Introduction: Kapotasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words kapota(pigeon) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Kapotasana is, this pose resembles the pigeon.  It is called as King Pigeon Posein English. Preparatory Poses for Kapotasana are Chakrasana, Virasana, Eka PadaRajakapotasana, Supta Virasana, Bhujangasana and
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Kapalabhati Pranayama – Skull Shining Breath
Kapalabhati Pranayama – Skull Shining Breath
Kapalabhati Pranayama – Skull Shining Breath Kapalabhati Pranayama is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Kapala (Skull), bhati (light; which means implying perception and knowledge) and Pranayama (Breathing technique).  It is called as Skull Shining Breath in English. It is an effective Pranayama to cure the digestive disorder, stomach disorder, obesity and many
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Janu Sirsasana – Yoga Head to Knee Pose
Janu Sirsasana – Yoga Head to Knee Pose
Janu Sirsasana – Yoga Head to Knee Pose Introduction: Janu Sirsasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words janu(knee), sirsa(head) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Janu Sirsasana is, this pose resembles the position of the person touching the knee by the head.  It is called as Yoga Head-to-knee posein
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Jalandhara Bandha – Net-Bearer Bond
Jalandhara Bandha – Net-Bearer Bond
Jalandhara Bandha – Net-Bearer Bond Jalandhara Bandha is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Jala (net or web), dhara (holding) or Jalandhar( Name of the Rishi called Jalandhar) and Bandha (bond or contracting). It is called as Net-Bearer Bond or chin lock in English. Jalandhara Bandha is one of the three main Bandhas.
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Hanumanasana – Monkey Pose
Hanumanasana – Monkey Pose
Hanumanasana – Monkey Pose Introduction: Hanumanasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Hanuman(A Powerful Hindu God) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Hanumanasana is, this pose resembles the position, when Hanuman leaps the Ocean to help Rama.  It is called as Monkey Posein English. Follow up pose for Hanumanasana
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Halasana – Yoga Plow Pose
Halasana – Yoga Plow Pose
Halasana – Yoga Plow Pose Introduction : Halasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Hala (plow) andasana (posture or pose). Halasana there is no direct meaning for this pose.  It is called as Yoga plow Pose in English. Preparatory poses for halasana are Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and Salamba Sarvangasana; and the
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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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Garudasana – Eagle Pose
Garudasana – Eagle Pose
Garudasana – Eagle Pose Introduction : Garudasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Garuda(Eagle or king of the birds in Hindu Mythology) andasana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Garudasana is, this pose resembles the position of the downward facing dog.  It is called as Eagle Posein English. Preparatory
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Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II Introduction : Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Eka(one), pada(leg), raja (king), kapota  (pigeon) and  asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II is, this pose resembles the position of the one legged
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Eka Pada Rajakapotasana – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose Introduction: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Eka(one), pada(leg), raja(king),kapota (pigeon) and asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is, this pose resembles the position of the one legged pigeon.  It is called as One-Legged King Pigeon
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Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II – Sage Koundinya II Pose
Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II – Sage Koundinya II Pose
Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II – Sage Koundinya II Pose Introduction: Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Eka(One), Pada(Leg), Koundiya (Koundiya: The sage name), asana (posture or pose). This Asana is called by the name of the sage Koundiya, This is the reason for the name Eka Pada Koundiyanasana
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Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I – Sage Koundinya I Pose
Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I – Sage Koundinya I Pose
Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I – Sage Koundinya I Pose Introduction: Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Eka(One),Pada(Leg),Koundiya(Koundiya: The sage name), asana (posture or pose). This Asana is called by the name of the sage Koundiya, This is the reason for the name Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I.  It is
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Eka Pada Galavasana – Flying Crow Pose
Eka Pada Galavasana – Flying Crow Pose
Eka Pada Galavasana – Flying Crow Pose Introduction: Eka Pada Galavasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Eka(One),Pada(Leg),Galava (Galava: Name of a sage), asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Eka Pada Galavasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Flying Crow.  It is called as Flying Crow Pose
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Eka Hasta Bhujasana – Elephant Trunk Pose, One leg over shoulder Pose
Eka Hasta Bhujasana – Elephant Trunk Pose, One leg over shoulder Pose
Eka Hasta Bhujasana – Elephant Trunk Pose, One leg over shoulder Pose Introduction : Eka Hasta Bhujasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Eka(One),Hasta (hand),Bhuja(arm), asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Eka Hasta Bhujasana is, this pose resembles the position of the Elephant Trunk.  It is called as
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Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana – Upward Facing Two Footed Staff Pose
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana – Upward Facing Two Footed Staff Pose
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana – Upward Facing Two Footed Staff Pose Introduction : Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words dwi(two),pada(foot),viparita(inverted), danda(staff) and asana (posture or pose). Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana does not have any direct meaning.  It is called as Upward Facing Two Footed Staff Pose or Two-Legged
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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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Dhyana – Big Mind Meditation
Dhyana – Big Mind Meditation
Dhyana – Big Mind Meditation Sage Patanjali explained about Dhyana (Big Mind Meditation) in his ‘Pantajali Yoga Sutra’. The below quotes clearly explains the Dhyana. “Dhyana:Full concentration of the mind focused on one of those experiences” Dhyana means "To think of" in Sanskrit. It is the 7th limb of yoga. Dhyana Helps to focus the
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Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
Dhanurasana – Bow Pose This is one of the asana involves with the spinal column. This asana is designed to cultivate the root of our tree of life, the spinal column. The name for this yoga position comes from two Sanskrit words dhanura meaning bow and asana meaning posture or seat, because the person who
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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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Chaturanga Dandasana – Four Limbed Staff Pose, Low Plank Pose
Chaturanga Dandasana – Four Limbed Staff Pose, Low Plank Pose
Chaturanga Dandasana – Four Limbed Staff Pose, Low Plank Pose The name comes from the four Sanskrit words chathur, anga, and danda. Chathur means four, anga means limb and danda means staff. This pose is also known as Low Plank Pose. Straight body parallel to the ground it supported by palms and toes. Also it
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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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Bhujapidasana Pose – Shoulder Pressing Pose
Bhujapidasana Pose – Shoulder Pressing Pose
Bhujapidasana Pose – Shoulder Pressing Pose The name for this yoga comes from the Sanskrit word, bhuja meaning Shoulder and pita meaning Pressure. Asana is posture as usual. This is an arm supporting asana. But the base supports are the palms. The pose requires both balance and strength to maintain. Beginners may think bhujapidasana is
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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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Bhekasana – Frog Pose
Bhekasana – Frog Pose
Bhekasana – Frog Pose Bhekasana also known as Mandukasana. Bheka means frog and asana means posture. And the asana resembles a frog as it is called as Frog Pose in English. Bhekasana is kind of intermediate level pose. But Beginners also can do easily with right guidance and practice. Bhekasana is the best asana, if
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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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Bakasana – Crane Pose/ Crow Pose
Bakasana – Crane Pose/ Crow Pose
Bakasana – Crane Pose/ Crow Pose Bakasana, is also known as Kakasana. The two names come from the Sanskrit words such as kak and baka. baka means crane and kak means crow. Asana means posture or seat. Pose considered as arm balance. Advance method is to drop down from head stand. It strengthens the arms
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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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Astavakrasana- Eight Angle Pose
Astavakrasana- Eight Angle Pose
Astavakrasana- Eight Angle Pose Astavakrasana is a Sanskrit word. Asta means Eight. Vakra means bent or curved. So it is also called as Eight angle pose. It is all about Strength and the balance. It is kind of difficult to perform this pose at the beginning. But with proper practice, it will be more easy
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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 Padmasana- Half Lotus Pose
Ardha Padmasana- Half Lotus Pose
Ardha Padmasana- Half Lotus Pose Ardha = half. Padma = lotus. Ardha Padmasana or Lotus Position is a cross legged sitting posture. The each foot is placed on the opposite thighs. The posture gets its name because the person performing it resembles a Lotus. So, It is called as Half lotus pose. The Padma means
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Ardha Navasana- Half Boat Pose
Ardha Navasana- Half Boat Pose
Ardha Navasana- Half Boat Pose Navasana is a kind of Asana. It includes variations such as Paripurna Navasana - Full boat Pose, Ardha Navasana - Half Boat Pose and Ekapada Navasana- One legged boat Pose. Nava means Boat and Asana is posing. So the Asana resemble a boat and buttocks entirely balance the body (with
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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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Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose
Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose
Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose The name Ardha Chandrasana comes from the two Sanskrit words. Ardha means Half and Chandra means Moon or luminous. (The moon has a rich symbolic significance in yoga mythology). Asana refers Posture. This asana helps to channelize your lunar energies. It helps to nurturing the body and lifting your
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Ardha bhekasana – Half frog pose
Ardha bhekasana – Half frog pose
Ardha bhekasana – Half frog pose Ardha bhekasana is also known as Half frog Pose. It is kind of the most challenging deep groin opener pose. Other names are Ardha Mandukasana, One-legged Frog Pose (Eka Pada Bhekasana). It has many variations. This pose resembled the frog’s leg and hence the name. It is an extremely
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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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Anahatasana Pose – Melting heart Pose,Heart Chakra Pose, Half dog Pose
Anahatasana Pose – Melting heart Pose,Heart Chakra Pose, Half dog Pose
Anahatasana Pose – Melting heart Pose,Heart Chakra Pose, Half dog Pose Introduction : Anahatasana Pose it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Anahata (Heart) and asana (posture or pose). It is the yoga pose for heart-opening;that’s why it is called asAnahatasana Pose.  It is called as Melting heart poseor Heart Chakra Pose
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Akarm Dhanurasana – Archer Pose, The shooting bow pose
Akarm Dhanurasana – Archer Pose, The shooting bow pose
Akarm Dhanurasana – Archer Pose, The shooting bow pose Introduction : Akarm Dhanurasana it is derived from the combination of the following Sanskrit words the prefix Ā (Towards), Karna (Ear), Dhanu (bow), asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Akarm Dhanurasana is, this pose resembles the position of the shooting bow and arrow
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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 Vrksasana – Yoga Handstand Pose
Adho Mukha Vrksasana – Yoga Handstand Pose
Adho Mukha Vrksasana – Yoga Handstand Pose Introduction : Adho Mukha Vrksasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words adho (downward), mukha (face), vrksa (tree), asana (posture or pose). The reason for the name Adho Mukha Vrksasana is, this pose resembles the position of the strongly rooted tree.  It is called as
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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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