Asana - The Third Limb of Yoga

See below for list of yoga postures.













1. Plank Pose 2. Extended Side Stretch (Utthita Parsvakonasana) 3. Modified Extended Side Stretch (Utthita Parsvakonasana) 4. Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

List of Yoga Postures in Sanskrit and English 

The below is a list of classical yoga postures that is intended as an aid to learning alongside qualified instruction within a class. The list is therefore not in any order for practice, and there are many modifications to these postures and also many warm up exercises that are required prior to the practice of the below. Please ensure you practice under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher. The website of the British Wheel of Yoga (www.bwy.org.uk), the governing body for yoga in the UK has details of yoga teachers throughout the UK. Please note that even under the guidance of a qualified teacher, working with respect and awareness of your body is paramount to ensure safety. 

Remember Patanjali's advice: "Sthira sukham asanam," meaning that asana should be both firm as well as comfortable.   The yoga postures also have a drishti, or point of focus for the eyes, in order to encourage the meditative state in the posture and to deepen the meaning and effect of the posture on all levels.

01. Tadasana/Samasthiti - Mountain Pose
02. Urdhva Hastasana - Mountain Pose with Extended Arms
03. Vrksasana - Tree Pose
04. Utthita Trikonasana - Triangle Pose
05. Uttanasana - Standing Forward Bend
06. Virabhadrasana II - Warrior II Pose
07. Virabhadrasana III - Warrior III Pose
08. Utthita Parsva Konasana - Extended Side Angle Pose
09. Dandasana - Staff Pose
10. Paschimottanasana - Seated Forward Bend
11. Sukhasana - Happy Pose/Seated Cross Legged Pose
12. Siddhasana/Siddha Yoni Asana - Sage's Pose
13. Padmasana - Lotus Position
14. Vajrasana - Thunderbolt Pose
15. Marjariasana - Cat Pose
16. Gomukhasana - Cow Face Pose
17. Simhasana - Lion's Pose
18. Bhujangasana - The Cobra
19. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana - Upward Facing Dog Pose
20. Ardha Matsyendrasana - Seated Spinal Twist
21. Baddha Konasana - Cobbler's Pose
22. Purvottanasana - Upward Plank Pose
23. Jathara Parivritti - Supine Spinal Twist
24. Apanasana - Head to Knee Pose
25. Setu Bandhasana - Bridge Pose
26. Matsyasana - Fish Pose
27. Ardha Salabhasana - The Locust
28. Dhanurasana - The Bow
29. Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog Pose
30. Salamba Sarvangasana - Supported Shoulderstand
31. Halasana - The Plough
32. Salamba Sirsasana - Supported Headstand
33. Urdhva Dhanurasana/Chakrasana - Upward Facing Bow/Wheel
34. Adho Mukha Vrksasana - Handstand
35.
Virabhadrasana III - Warrior III Pose
36. Supta Padangusthasana - Reclining Big Toe Pose
37. Supta Virasana - Supine Hero
38. Kurmasana - Tortoise Pose
39. Upavista Konasana - Seated Wide Angle Forward Bend
40. Maricyasana - The Sage Marici's Pose
41. Paripurna Navasana - Boat Pose
42. Utkatasana - Chair Pose
41. Krauncasana - Heron Pose
42. Janu Sirsasana - Head to Knee Pose
43. Parighasana - Gate Pose
44. Garudasana - Eagle Pose
45. Parsvottanasana - Intense Side Stretch Pose
45. Prasarita Padottanasana - Standing Wide Angle Forward Bend
46. Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon Pose
47. Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana - Revolved Half Moon Pose
48. Parivritta Parsvakonasana - Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose
49. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana - Extended Hand to Foot Pose
50. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Pidgeon Pose
51. Plank Pose
52. Chaturanga Dandasana -
52. Sphinx Pose - Supported Cobra
53. Ustrasana - Camel Pose
54. Dolphin Pose
55. Vasisthasana - Side Plank Pose
56. Bakasana - Crane Pose
57. Lolasana - Swinging in Seated Position
58. Spinal Rocking
59. Massaging the Back
60. Viparita Karani - Supported Legs Up Pose
61.
Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutations

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