Yoga Postures

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  1. Natrajasana 1 (Lord of the Dance Pose)

    This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a lord of the dance pose. This yoga posture is pronounced as not-ah-raj-SAH-NA. Nat=Dance; Raj=King; Asana=Posture or Pose. How to do Natrajasana 1 (Dancing Shiva- 1) Lie on the floor. ...
  2. Corpse Pose (Shavasana)

    Shava- Corpse; Asana- Pose The asana is pronounced as Shuh-vah-sana This pose gets its name from the recumbent posture of a dead body. It is a position of rest and relaxation, and is usually practiced towards the end of a yoga session – a session that typ ...
  3. How To Do Surya Namaskar

    Sun Salutation – The Perfect Yoga Workout If you are pressed for time and looking for a single mantra to stay fit, here’s the answer. A set of 12 powerful yoga asanas (postures) that provide a good cardiovascular workout in the form of Surya Namaskar. Lit ...
  4. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

    Urdhva = Upward, Mukha = Face, Svana = Dog, Asana = Pose Pronounced as OORD-vah-MOO-kah-shvah-NAS-anna Urdhva Mukha Svanasana is a back-bending yoga posture that strengthens the arms, wrists and spine. It also stretches the back and relieves the body of l ...
  5. Hanumanasana (Monkey pose)

    Hanuman – Lord Hanuman, asana- pose Pronounced as hah-NU-mahn-AHS-anna Hanumanasana is an intermediate level yoga posture that derives its name from the giant leap made by Lord Hanuman from the southern tip of India to the island of Sri Lanka in the Ramay ...
  6. Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)

    Salamba – Supported, Bhujang – Cobra, asana – pose Pronounced: SA-lumb-aa-BHu-jung-AAhs-uh-nuh Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose) is a modified version of Bhujangasana to help beginners ease their way into it. This pose is also good for people who have lo ...
  7. Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

    Ustra = Camel, asana = posture or pose Pronounced: OOHS-tra-AA-SUN-aa Ustrasana is an intermediate level back-bending yoga posture known to open Anahata (Heart chakra). This yoga posture adds flexibility and strength to the body and also helps in improvin ...
  8. Adho Mukha Svanasana

    Adho – Forward; Mukha – Face; Svana- Dog The asana is pronounced as A-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAS-anna Adho mukha svanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. This asana can be practiced by any beginner too and wi ...
  9. Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose)

    Salamba – Supported, Bhujang – Cobra, asana – pose Pronounced: SA-lumb-aa-BHu-jung-AAhs-uh-nuh Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose) is a modified version of Bhujangasana to help beginners ease their way into it. This pose is also good for people who have lo ...
  10. Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

    Padma = Lotus, asana = posture or pose Pronounced: Pa-dah-maa-sun-aa Padmasana or Lotus pose is a cross-legged yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various physical ailments. A regular practice of this posture aid ...
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