Yoga Postures

Simhasana – The Lion Yoga Posture

Simha in Sanskrit means “the powerful one”, it is also the word for lion and this yoga pose is said to resemble a roaring lion. Start by sitting up on your knees with your heels of your feet pressed against your…

Sarvangasana – Shoulderstand Yoga Posture

The shoulderstand is considered to be an important and beneficial pose. Its name in Sanskrit means “posture of the complete body.” The shoulderstand helps to improve core body strength and flexibility. Start by lying on your back (you can place…

Padmasana / Lotus Posture

The Lotus posture, or Padmasana in Sanskrit, can be considered the most important posture in the practice of Astanga Yoga. The aim of Astanga Yoga is to enable the body to sit in the Lotus pose for meditation, in order…

Halasana – Plow Yoga Posture

Start by lying down on the floor in the supine position, breathe in, bend the knees and lift the legs up and over the torso on the out breath, while supporting the back with both hands. Place the legs over…

Dhanurasana – Bow Yoga Posture

Start by lying with the belly on the floor, bend the knees towards the back and hold the ankles with your hands. Inhale and lift the torso and legs upward at the same time. Breathe normally and hold this posture…

Bhujangasana – Cobra Yoga Posture

This posture helps to strengthen the spine and abdomen, open the chest, shoulders and lungs. It also helps to firm the buttocks, stimulates abdominal organs, helps to reduce stress and fatigue as well as opens the heart and lungs.  The…

Balasana – Child’s Yoga Posture

Balasana is a nice and relaxed yoga position to rest between yoga poses. It is also a good counterbalance posture to perform after a headstand or after a lower back bending pose. Start by sitting on your knees, breathe in…

Bakasana – Crane Yoga Posture

This yoga pose may look challenge but it is rewarding. Start from a standing position and kneel down with the knees opened, wider than the hips, and the feet few inches apart. Lean forward, bend the elbow slightly, touch the…

Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Dog Yoga Pose

Adho Mukha Svanasana also called Downward Dog or Downward-Facing Dog is a popular Hatha Yoga posture. Downward Dog begins by kneeling with the hands and knees on the floor, hands under the shoulders, fingers spread wide, knees under the hips,…

Staff Yoga Posture / Dandasana

Start by sitting down with the legs straight out in front. Place the palms of the hands on the floor next to the hips. Keep both feet straight with the toes facing the ceiling. Stretch the toes out pulling them…