Sanskrit Name
What we Know it By
Standing Postures
I will be adding 5 or 6 poses per week, until the list is complete. Poses with a yellow
background are ready to go. Enjoy, Eoin.
Padangustasana Forward bend taking big toe with index and middle finger
Padahastasana Forward bend with palms under soles of the feet
Tadasana Mountain Pose
Surya Namaskara Sun Salutation
Utkatasana Chair Pose
Uttitha Trikonasa Triangle Pose
Parivritta Trikonasa Revolved Triangle Pose
Ardha Chandrasana Half Moon Balance
Virabhadrasana I Warrior 1
Virabhadrasana II Warrior 2
Virabhadrasana III Warrior 3
Utthita Parsvakonasana Extended Side Angle Posture
Parivritta Parsvakonasana Revolved Extended Side Angle Posture
Uttitha Hasta Padangustasana Extended Big Toe Stretch
Prasaritta Padottanasana Wide Leg Forward Bend
Samakonasana Lateral Spilts
Hanumanasana Forward Splits
Padottanasana One Leg Forward with Hands in Prayer behind Back
Urdvha Prasarita Ekapadasana One Leg Extended Forward Bend
 
Forward Bends - Poses to stretch the Back Side of the Body
Paschimottanasana Intense Western Stretch - Seated Forward Bend
Halasana Plow Pose
Adho Muka Svanasana Downward Dog
Janu Sirasasana Knee Head Posture - One leg bent to 90 degrees froward bend
Supta Padangustasana Supine Big Toe Postire
Ardha Baddha Paschimottanasa Half Bound Lotus Posture
Triangmukaipada Pascimottanasana Three Limb One Leg Intense Western Stretch
Krounchasana Heron pose
Marichiasana A  
Marichiasana B  
UpavistaKonasana Wide Leg Forward Bend
Ubhaya Padangustasana Both Big Toe Posture (Balance)
Navasana Boat Pose
Kurmasana Turtle Pose
 
SeatedPoses - Hip Openers
Bhadakonasana Bound Angle Pose - aka: butterfly stretch
Gomukhasana Cow Face Posture - one leg over the other to stretch the hips
Padmasana Lotus
Kapotasana Pigeon Pose
Backbends - Poses to stretch the Front side of the Body
Virasana Hero Pose
Urdvha Svanasana
Bhujangasana Cobra
Salambasana Locust Pose
Dhanurasana Bow
Ustrasana Camel
Urdvha Dhanurasana Upward Bow (Bridge)
Kapotasana Pigeon
Bhekasana Frog Pose
Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana King of Pigeon Postures
Vrschikasana Scorpion
Natarajasana Lord of Dancer's Pose
Twists
Ardha Matsyendrasana Half Twist
Marichiasana C  
Marichiasana D  
Marichiasana E  
Bharadvajasana  
Pasasana  
Parivritta Padmasana  
Arm Balancings
Bakasana Crow
AdhoMukha Vrksasana Arm Balance
Tittibasana Firefly
Vasistasana  
Ekahasta Bhujasana One Hand Arm Posture
Astavakrasana  
Vinyasa Upward, Downward dog between postures
Inversions
Sirsanasa Head Stand
Sarvangasana Shoulder Stand
   
Bhandas
Mula Bhanda
Udiyanda Bhanda
Jaladhara Bhanda

"A yogi's Brain extends
from the bottom of his
feet to the top of
his head."
BKS Iyengar

all text copyright eoin finn 2002