Hatha Yoga Poses

Down the years, Hatha Yoga has become all the rage in the USA as well as in several other parts of the world. Since long it has continued to evolve and flourish in India, the land of its birth.

A branch of Yoga that emphasizes the physical welfare of the individual, Hatha Yoga posits that the body is just a vehicle of the spirit. Lots of different Yoga styles have been derived from Hatha Yoga; and yet, all these styles seek to balance the mind,.

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.the body, and spirit through the practice of asanas or posese Then again, the emphasis fluctuates from style to stylel Some lay stress strictly on body alignment while others concentrate on the synchrony of breath and body movementn

But, all said and done, Hatha Yoga largely consists of the practice of asanas (poses)s

There are literally thousands of asanas (it is said), but most of them have been lost to posterityt However, for your benefit and use you merely require a hundred or so, over a lifetimem Listed below are some of the most important and most beneficiala

Sanskrit Name

English Name

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward-Facing Dog Pose

Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Handstand (Downward-Facing Tree) Pose

Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon Pose

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Half Spinal Twist

Baddha Konasana

Bound Angle Pose

Bakasana

Crane Pose

Balasana

Child's Pose

Bharadvajasana

Bharadvaja's Twist

Bhujangasana

Cobra Pose

Chakrasana

Wheel Pose

Chaturanga Dandasana

Four-Limbed Staff Pose

Dandasana

Staff Pose

Dhanurasana

Bow Pose

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Garudasana

Eagle Pose

Gomukhasana

Cow Face Pose

Halasana

Plough Pose

Hanumanasana

Monkey Pose

Janu Sirsasana

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

Kakasana

Crow Pose

Krounchasana

Heron Pose

Kukutasana

Cockerel Pose

Kurmasana

Tortoise Pose

Makarasana

Crocodile Pose

Matsyasana

Fish Pose

Matsyendrasana

Lord of the Fishes Pose

Mayurasana

Peacock Pose

Natarajasana

Lord of the Dance Pose

Pada Hasthasana

Standing Forward Bend

Padmasana

Lotus Pose

Paripurna Navasana

Full Boat Pose

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

Revolved Side Angle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Revolved Triangle Pose

Pasasana

Noose Pose

Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Bend

Prasarita Padottanasana

Intense Spread Leg Stretch

Salabhasana

Locust Pose

Sarvangasana

Shoulder Stand

Savasana

Corpse Pose

Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana

Bridge, Half Wheel Pose

Siddhasana

Perfect Pose

Simhasana

Lion Pose

Sirsasana

Head Stand

Sukhasana

Auspicious Pose

Supta Baddha Konasana

Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Supta Padangusthasana

Reclining Big Toe Pose

Supta Virasana

Reclining Hero Pose

Svastikasana

Prosperous Pose

Tadasana

Mountain Pose

Trikonasana

Triangle Pose

Upavistha Konasana

Open Angle Pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana

Upward Bow or Wheel Pose

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

Ustrasana

Camel Pose

Uttana Kurmasana

Upside-Down Tortoise Pose

Utkatasana

Chair Pose

Uttanasana

Standing Forward Bend Pose

Utthita Parsvakonasana

Extended Side Angle Pose

Utthita Trikonasana

Extended Triangle Pose

Vasisthasana

Side Plank Pose

Viparita Karani

Legs-up-the-Wall Pose

Vajrasana

Thunderbolt Pose

Virasana

Hero Pose

Vrksasana

Tree Pose

 

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