Dolphin pose (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana)

अर्ध पिन्च मयूरासन Ardha = Half, Pincha = feathers, Mayura = peacock This pose is also named a Puppy pose or Half feathered peacock pose. It’s a good preparation pose … More

Chair pose (Utkatasana)

उत्कटासन Utkata = powerful or fierce Although the Utkatasana is usually called a Chair pose thanks to the form it resembles, the translation from Sanskrit has a different meaning.  How … More

Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana)

उत्थित त्रिकोणासन; Utthita Trikoṇāsana: utthita = extended; trikona = three angle or triangle Triangle pose stands in line with Plank and Tree poses to build strength in legs and start … More

Boat Pose (Navasana)

परिपूर्णनावासन Paripurna Navasana = Full Boat Pose; Nava = boat Navasana is a foundation for many fitness exercises for abdominal muscles’ strength. Well-known crunches, leg scissors, and leg lifts are … More

Warrior I Pose (Virabhadrasana I)

वीरभद्रासन Vīrabhadrāsana -Veer-aa-ba-DRA-SUN-aa  This pose is named after the ancient warrior Virabhadra, one of Shiva’s incarnations. This is a standing posture that is good for building leg strength and stability. … More

Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)

चतुरङ्ग दण्डासनChaturanga = four limbs; Danda = staff Chaturanga or Low plank is the foundation for many sequences of Hatha and Iyengar yoga styles. This pose is also used as … More

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

शवासन;  Śavāsana = sava = corpse Goals: deep relaxation while being present and aware Despite the easy look, this pose may be more challenging for you. This pose is all about … More

Camel Pose (Ushtrasana)

उष्ट्रासन   Ushtrasana, (oosh-TRAHS-anna)  ustra = camel Goals: abdominal muscle and quads stretch, strengthen back for deeper backbends How to Get Into it You can get into Camel from the Tabletop position. … More

Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

वृक्षासन Vrikshasana /VRIK-shAH-sana/ = Vriksha: Tree  Goals: to build legs strength and balancing skills You can’t strengthen the body’s upper parts in yoga without maintaining balance and a stable connection … More

Plank Pose (Phalakasana)

फलकासन Phalakasana /fal-ack-AHS-anna/ = phalaka : board or bench Goals: Plank is a foundation pose to get ready for arm balances and stability The first pose you will be doing … More