List of asanas

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Uttanasana is a commonly practiced asana.

Asanas collectively constitute the physical aspect of worship in ancient Yoga and various stretches and meditative poses of modern Yoga. The poses and stretches are thought to have physical and mental health benefits and can lead to injury in roughly 1 in 20 practitioners a year in the U.S.[8][1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Different authors or schools of yoga may have different names for an asana. Many asanas have multiple names or one name may refer to multiplex asanas.[8]

Affixes[edit]

Many asana names include the following Sanskrit words as affixes:

English Sanskrit Meaning
Adho अधो downward
Ardha अर्ध half
Eka एक one
single
Bandha बंध lock
Dhánus धनुः bow
Dvī द्वि two
Parivṛtta परिवृत्त revolved
twisted
Supta सुप्त supine
reclining
Tulā तुला balance
Upaviṣṭha उपविष्ठ seated
Ubhaya उभय both, together
Ūrdhva ऊर्ध्व upward
Utthita उत्थित extended

Asanas[edit]

Sanskrit
transliteration
English

Notes

Image
Adho Mukha Śvānāsana
Downward-Facing Dog Pose

Arm Balance and Forward Bend.

File:Ado-muka-shvanasana.jpg
Adho Mukha Vṛkṣāsana
Downward-Facing Tree (Full Arm Balance)

Arm Balance

File:AcroDanceHandstand.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-eagle-handstand-pose.jpg
Ākarṇa Dhanurāsana
Bow posture up to ear

Forward Bend (Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

Anahata Chakra Baddha Hasta Virabhadrasana Open Heart Chakra Hand Bound Warrior Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Open Heart Chakra Warrior.jpg
Ardha Baddha Parivrtta Malasana Half Bound Revolved Garland Pose

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

Ardha Baddha Nantum Natarajasana Half Bound Bowing with Respect Lord of the Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-bound one legged unsupported forward bend.jpg
Ardha Baddha Niralamba Baddha Eka Pada Uttanasana Half Bound Unsupported Buond One Legged Intense Stretch

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-half bound one legged forward bend.jpg
Ardha Padma Eka Pada Malasana Half Lotus One Legged Garland Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Ananda Balasana Happy Baby Pose

Supine Pose

Anantāsana
Ananta's pose

Supine Leg stretch

File:Anantāsana-posture of ananta.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-infinity-pose.jpg
Anjaneyasana
Honorable Pose, Crescent Moon, Crescent Lunge

Standing asana (Hip opener)

Ardha Candrāsana
Half moon

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Ardha-Chandrasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Ardha Chandrachapasana Prep. Half Moon Bow Pose Prep.

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-mermaid arms half moon bow pose.jpg

File:Mr-yoga half moon bow pose prep.jpg

Ardha kamalamunyasana Half Pose Dedicated to Siddhar Kamalamuni

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-half-kamalamuni.jpg
Ardha Matsyendrāsana
Half lord of the fishes pose

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

File:Ardha-Matsyendrasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-half-lord-of-fishes-pose.jpg
Ardha Navāsana
Half boat posture

Abdominal asana (Udara Akunchana Sthiti)

File:Ardha Navāsana-half-boat.jpg
Ardha Padma Anantasana Half Lotus Infinity Pose

Supine

File:Mr-yoga-half-lotus-infinity-pose.jpg
Ardhapadma Sukha Matsyasana Half Lotus Easy Fish Pose

Supine

File:Mr-yoga-half-lotus-easy-fish-pose.jpg
Ardha Ustrasana Half Camel Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-half-camel-pose.png
Aṣṭāvakrāsana
Aṣṭāvakra's pose

Arm SECe

File:Astavakrasana.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-ashtavakra-prep.jpg
Avalokiteśvara
Goddess of mercy pose or Guanyin

Reclined medial and lateral hip rotation. Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर) is the Goddess of mercy pose.

File:Lohan yoga goddess of mercy pose.jpg
Baddha Hasta Malasana Hands Bound Garland Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Baddha Hasta Karnapida Utkatasana Hands Bound Ear Pressure Fierce Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-ear-pressure-chair-pose.jpg
Baddha Hasta Utthita Sthiti Shalabhasana Bound Hands Rising Standing Locust Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-standing-locust-pose.jpg
Baddha Hasta Utthita Sthiti Vayu Muktyasana Prep. Hands Bound Standing Rising Wind Relieving Pose Prep.

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-standing-wind-releiving-prep.jpg
Baddha Hasta Tadasana Hands Bound Mountain Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-mountain-pose-bound hands.jpg
Baddha Pada Koormamunyasana Bound Pose Dedicated to Koormamuni

Sitting Pose

File:Mr-yoga-buond-koormamuni.jpg
Baddha Koṇāsana
Bound angle

Sitting asana/Forward Bend (Upavista Sthiti/Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

File:Baddha Koṇāsana-bound angle.jpg
Parshva Baddha Konasana Shirshasana 1 Sideways Bound Angle Headstand 1

Inversion

File:Mr-yoga-sideways-bound-angle-headstand-1.jpg
Baddha Malasana Bound Garland Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Baddha Natarajasana Bound Lord of Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga- bound lord of dance.jpg

File:Mr-yoga-bound lord of dance 2.jpg

File:Mr-yoga-bound lord of dance 7.jpg

Baddha Samakonasana Bound Equal Angle Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-bound-equal-angle-pose.jpg
Baddha Viparita Kurmasana Bound Inverted Tortoise Pose

Inversion (Viparita Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-inverted-tortoise.jpg
Bakāsana
Crane

Arm Balance

File:Bakasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Bālāsana
Child's Pose

Kneeling forward bend

File:Balasana.JPG
Bala Shalabhasana Baby Grasshopper Pose

Arm Balance

Bharadvājāsana
Bharadvaja's twist

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

File:Bharadvajasana1 (cropped).JPGFile:Mr-yoga-bharadvajas-twist.jpg
Bhekāsana
Frog

Backbend (Extension) (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Bhekāsana-frog.jpg
Bhujaṅgāsana Cobra

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Bhujangasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Bhujapīḍāsana Arm-pressing posture

Arm balance

File:Bhujapidasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Biḍālāsana Cat Pose

Kneeling

Chamatkarasana (Chamatkarasana) Wild Thing Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-wild-thing.jpg

File:Mr-yoga-wild-thing-2.jpg

Caturaṅga Daṇḍāsana Four-Limbed Staff

Arm Balance

File:Chaturanga-Dandasana low Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Chakra Bandhasana Bound Wheel Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Bound wheel pose.jpg
Chakrāsana or Urdhva Dhanurasana Wheel

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Chakrasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Daṇḍāsana Staff pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

File:Dandasana yoga posture.jpg
Dhanurāsana Bow

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Dhanurasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Dvi Hasta Pada Utthita Sthiti Eka Pada Bhekasana Both Hands to Feet Rising Standing One Legged Frog Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-standing borth arms to foot.jpg
Dvi Pada Kaundinyasana Both Feet Kaundinya's Pose

Arm Balance

File:Mr-yoga-two-legged-koundinya.jpg
Dvi Pāda Śīrṣāsana Both feet behind head (lit: two-footed head pose)

Forward Bend (Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

Dvi Pāda Viparīta Daṇḍāsana Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana.jpg
Dvi Hasta Padasana Both Hands to Foot Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Eka Pada Baddha Malasana One Leg Bound Garland Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Eka Pada Bakasana 1 One Legged Crane Pose 1

Arm Balance

File:One legged crane pose 1.jpg
Eka Hasta Bhujasana One Arm Pressure Pose

Arm Balance

Eka Hasta Pada Utthita Sthiti Eka Pada Bhekasana One Hand to Foot Rising Standing One Legged Frog Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one legged standing bound.jpg
Eka Hasta Parshvasana One Arm Sideways Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one-arm-side-bend.jpg
Eka Pada Galavasana Pose Dedicated to Galava - One Legged Variation

Arm Balance

File:Mr-yoga-galavasana-one-leg.jpg
Eka Pada Indudalasana One Legged Crescent Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one legged crescent.jpg
Eka Pada Kauṇḍiṇyāsana I Kauṇḍiṇya's pose, twisted one legged arm balance

Arm balance

File:Parivritta Eka Pada Koundinyasana.JPGFile:Mr-yoga-koundinia-pose.jpg
Eka Pada Kauṇḍiṇyasana II Kauṇḍiṇya's pose, one legged arm balance with straight legs

Arm balance

File:Eka Pada koundinyasana.JPG
Eka Pada Niralamba Navasana One Legged Usupported Boat Pose

Sitting Pose

File:Mr-yoga-boat-pose.jpg
Eka Pada Paripurna Vrshchikasana One Legged Stretched Out Scorpion Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-stretched-out-scorpion.jpg.png
Eka Pāda Rājakapotāsana I One-Legged King Pigeon

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one-legged-king-pigeon-1- (2).jpg
Eka Pāda Rājakapotāsana II One-Legged King Pigeon 2

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:One Legged King Pigeon 2.jpg
Ekapādaśīrṣāsana Foot behind Head Pose

Forward Bend (Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

Eka Pada Shirsha Bakasana One Leg Behind the Head Crow Pose

Arm Balance

File:Mr-yoga-foot-behind-head-crow-pose.jpg
Eka Pada Shirsha Prapadasana One Leg Behind the Head Tiptoe Pose

Standing asana

File:Mr-yoga-one-foot-behind-head-tiptoe-pose.jpg
Ekapādaśīrṣottānapṛṣṭhāsana Eka Pada Shirshottana Prshthasana One Foot Behind the Head Extended Lizard Tail Lunge Pose

Standing asana

File:Mr-yoga-foot-behind-head-lizard-pose.jpg
Eka pāda śīrṣāsana One legged supported head balance

Inverted asana (Viparita Sthiti)

Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana One Legged Upward Bow Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one-legged-upward-bow.jpg
Eka Pada Ushtrasana One Legged Camel Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one-legged-cammel.jpg
Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana One Legged Inverted Staff Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-bound-inverted-staff-posel.jpg
Eka Pada Vrshchikasana One Legged Scorpion Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-scorpion-pose.jpg
Galavasana Pose Dedicated to Galava

Arm Balance

Gaja Vadivu Elephant Old Form

Standing asana

File:Elephant Posture or Gaja Vadivu.jpg
Garbhāsana Fetus

Sitting Pose

File:Balasana or garbhasana.jpg
Garuḍāsana Eagle pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Garudasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Gitanandasana Pose Dedicated to Gitananda

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-yogananda 1.jpg

File:Mr-yoga-yogananda 2.jpg

Gomukhāsana Cow faced pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

File:Gomukhasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-cow-face-pose.jpg
Guptāsana Hidden Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

Halāsana Plough

Inverted asana (Viparita Sthiti)

File:Halasana.jpg
Hanumanāsana Lord Hannuman Pose

Leg Stretch

File:Hanumanasana - Hanuman's Posture - in Diagonal View.jpg
Hasta Naginyasana in Nantum Natarajasana Mermaid Hand Position in Bowing Lord of Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-mermaid arms - lord of dance 2.jpg
Hasta Naginyasana in Natarajasana Mermaid Hand Position in Lord of Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-mermaid arms - lord of dance.jpg
Hasta Padasana 1 Hands to Foot Squatting Pose 1

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Hasta Pada Parivrtta Ardha Chandrachapasana Hand to Foot Revolved Half Moon Bow Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-twisting one legged forward bend.jpg
Hasta Pada Parshva Prapadasana Hand to Foot to Side Tip Toe Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Hindolasana in Eka Pada Prapadasana Baby Cradle Pose in One Legged Tip Toe Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Indudalasana Crescent Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-side bend.jpg
Jānuśīrṣāsana Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

Forward Bend (Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

File:Janusirsasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Jāṭharaparivṛttāsana Belly-revolving posture

Supine

Jatharaparivrttasvastikasana Svastika Legs in Belly Revolving Pose

Supine

File:Mr-yoga-svastika-legs-twist.jpg
Jathara Urdhva Mukha Pashchimottanasana Abdominal Lift Upward Facing Western Intense Stretch Pose

Supine

File:Mr-yoga-abdominal-lift.jpg
Kala Bhairavasana Pose Dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer

Arm Balance

File:Mr-yoga-shiva-destroyer-pose.jpg
Kalyasana Pose Dedicated to Goddess Kali

Standing asana

File:Mr-yoga-sideways-kali-squat.jpg
Karṇapīḍāsana Ear-pressing

Inverted asana (Viparita Sthiti)

File:Karnapidasana.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-ear-pressure-pose.jpg
Krāuñcāsana Heron

Seated

Kukkuṭāsana Cockerel

Arm Balance

File:Yoga shaktipat kukkutasana by alexey baykov.jpg
Kūrmāsana Tortoise

Forward Bend (Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

File:Kurmasana.jpg
Laghuvajrasana Thunderbolt Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-graceful-thunderbolt.jpg
Lasyasana Lasya Dance Pose

Standing

File:Mr-yoga-tandava backbend.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-tandava 2.jpg
Lolāsana Pendant

Arm Balance

File:Mr-yoga-pendant pose.jpg
Mahāmudrā The great seal posture

Forward Bend (Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

Makarāsana Crocodile

Prone

File:Makarasana Asana (Crocodile Posture).jpg
Mālāsana Garland[9]

Standing

Mandalasana Circle

Inversion

Mārjāryāsana Cat pose

Quadruped

Matsyāsana Fish

Supine backbend

File:Matsyasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-fish-pose.jpg
Matsyendrāsana Lord of the Fishes

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

Mayūrāsana Peacock

Arm Balance

File:Peacock pose.jpg
Muktahasta-śīrṣāsana "Hands-Free" Head stand

Inverted asana (Viparita Sthiti)

Muktāsana The liberated Pose

Supine

Mulabandhasana Root Lock Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

Sanskrit
transliteration
English

Notes

Image
Nama Baddha Hasta Virabhadrasana Bowing Hands Bound Warrior Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Nama Baddha Hasta Virabhadrasana.jpg
Namaskara Natarajasana Lord Of Dance Pose Hands in Prayer

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-mermaid arms lord of dance 3.jpg
Nantum Natarajasana Bowing with Respect Lord of the Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-bowign with respect lord of dance.jpg
Narasimhasana in Malasana Lion's Pose in Garland Pose

Standing

File:Mr-yoga-lion-pose-in-garland-pose.jpg
Naṭarājāsana Dancer or Lord of the Dance

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Natarajasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Nāvāsana Boat

Sitting asana

File:Mr-yoga-boat-pose2.jpgFile:Paripurna-Navasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Nindra Utthita Vayu Muktyasana Standing Rising Wind Relieving Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-bound wind reliving pose.jpg
Niralamba Baddha Eka Pada Uttanasana 1 Unsupported Bound One Legged Intense Stretch Pose 1

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one legged forward bend 1.jpg
Niralamba Baddha Eka Pada Uttanasana 2 Unsupported Bound One Legged Intense Stretch Pose 2

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-one legged forward bend 2.jpg
Niralamba Jathara Padmasana Unsupported Abdominal Lift Lotus Pose

Inversion

File:Mr-yoga-upward-lotus-unsupported.jpg
Niralamba Parshva Hasta Janu Natarajasana Unsupported Sideways Hand to Knee Lord of Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-unsupported bowing lord of dance.jpg
Niralamba Prapada Kanjanasana 1 Unsupported Tip Toe Wagtail Pose 1

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Nirālamba-sarvāṅgāsana Unsupported shoulder stand

Inversion (Viparita Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-unsupported-shoulderstand.jpg
Pādahastāsana Standing Forward Bend

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Padahastasana yoga posture.jpg
Padma Pinyamayūrasana Peacock Feather Pose with legs in Padmasana/Elbow Balance

Arm Balance

File:Urdhva padmasana.jpg
Padmāsana Lotus

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

File:Tanumânasî en Meditacion Loto Padmasana.JPG
Padmasana in Mayurasana Lotus Pose in Peacock Pose

Arm Balance

File:Mr-yoga-lotus-peacock.jpg
Padmasana in Shirshasana Lotus in Headstand

Inversion

File:Mr-yoga-lotus-headstand7b.jpg
Parighasana Gate Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Paripūrṇanāvāsana Full Boat

Abdominal asana (Udara Akunchana Sthiti)

File:Paripurna-Navasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana Revolved Half Moon Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Parivrtta Ardha Chandrachapasana Revolved Half Moon Bow Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-revolved half moon bow pose.jpg
Parivṛtta Baddha Pārśvakoṇāsana Revolved Bound Side Angle

Asymmetrical standing twist with hand lock

Parivrtta Baddha Sthiti Utthita Vayu Muktyasana Revolved Bound Standing Rising Wind Relieving Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-twisting bound wind relieving pose.jpg

File:Mr-yoga-bound twist 2.jpg

File:Mr-yoga-standing-bound-twist.jpg

File:Mr-yoga-bound-twist.jpg

Parivrtta Dvi Pada Baddha Utkatasana Revolved Both Legs Bound Fierce Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Parivrtta Navasana Revolved Boat Pose

Sitting

File:Mr-yoga-revolved-boat-pose.jpg
Parivrtta Namaskar Sthiti Urdhva Vayu Muktyasana Revolved Prayer Standing Rising Wind Relieving Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-hands in prayer twist.jpg
Parivrtta Prapadasana Revolved Tip Toe Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Parivṛtta Pārśvakoṇāsana Revolved Side Angle

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

Parivrtta Salamba Hasta Padasana Revolved Supported Hand to Foot Pose

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

Parivrtta Svarga Dvijasana Revolved Bird of Paradise Pose

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

Parivṛttatrikoṇāsana Revolved Triangle

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

Parivitta Urdhva Tadasana Urdhva Baddha Hastasana Revolved Upward Mountain Pose—Raised Bound Hands

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-arms bound side and backbend.jpg
Parivrtta Utthita Pada Hastasana Revolved Extended Hand to Foot Pose

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

Parsva Dandasana Sideways Staff Pose

Arm Balance

File:Parsva Dandasana.jpg
Parshva Tadasana Urdhva Baddha Hastasana

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-hands bound-side bend.jpg
Parshvasana Side Stretch Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-sideways pose.jpg
Parshva Ardha Padma Padangushtha Dhanurasana Sideways Half Lotus Bigtoe Bow Pose

Supine on the side

File:Mr-yoga-sideways-half-bigtoe-bow-pose.jpg
Parśvottanāsana Intense stretch to the side

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Parshvottanasana.jpg
Paryaṅkāsana Couch Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

Pāśāsana Noose

Twisting (Parivrtta Sthiti)

File:Pasasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Paścimottānāsana Extension of the posterior (western) part of the body

Forward Bend (Pashchima Prattana Sthiti)

File:Paschimotanasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Patan Vrkshasana 1 Toppling Tree Pose 1

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-toppling tree 1.jpg
Patan Vrkshasana 2 Toppling Tree Pose 2

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-toppling tree 2.jpg
Pincha Mayūrāsana Feathered Peacock Pose, forearm balance

Arm Balance

Pindola Bharadvaja Deer Sitting Pose

Advanced toe stand. "Deer Sitting Pose" in Sanskrit is Pindolabharadrāja ( हरिण आसन ) The pose is dedicated to Pindola the Lohan (Artat) an Enlightened disciple of the Buddha.

File:Deer sitting pose.jpg

Prapada Kapotasana Tip Toe Pigeon Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-tiptoe-pigeon.jpg
Prapada Matsyendrasana Tip Toe Lord of the Fishes Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Prapada Virasana Tiptoe Hero Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga-tip-toe-hero-pose.jpg
Prapadasana Tip Toe Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Prasārita-pādottānāsana Wide Stance Forward Bend

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Paripurna Vajrasana Complete Thunderbolt Pose

Sitting Pose

File:Mr-yoga-complete-thunderbolt.jpg
Rajakapotāsana King Pigeon

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Yoga shaktipat rajakapotasana by alexey baykov.jpg
Śalabhāsana Locust

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

File:Salabhasana Yoga-Asana Nina-Mel.jpg
Salamba Parsva Hasta Janu Natarajasana Supported Sideways Hand to Knee Lord of the Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

File:Mr-yoga- supported bowing lord of dance.jpg
Salamba Sarvāṅgāsana I Shoulder Stand

Inversion (Viparita Sthiti)

File:Sarvangasana.jpgFile:Mr-yoga-shouldertand.jpg
Salamba Śīrṣāsana I Supported Headstand

Inversion (Viparita Sthiti)

File:Shirshasana.jpg
Shirshasana 5-6 Headstand 5-6

Inversion

File:Mr-yoga-headstand-5-6.jpg
Samakoṇāsana Straight angle

Seated

Samasthitiḥ Equal Standing

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Śaśakāsana Rabbit

Inversion

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Śavāsana
Shavasana

Corpse Pose

Resting asana (Visranta Karaka Asana)

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Setubandhāsana Bridge Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

Setubandha-sarvāṅgāsana Shoulder supported Bridge

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

Shatkonasana Six Triangles Pose

Abdominal asana (Udara Akunchana Sthiti)

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Siddhāsana Siddhi's Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

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Siṁhāsana Lion

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

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Sthiti Baddha Yogadandasana Standing Bound Yogic Staff Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Stiti Vayu Muktyuttonasana Standing Wind Relieving Intense Stretch Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Sthiti Urdhva Mukhottana Kulpha Dhanurasana Standing Upward Facing Intense Ankle Stretch Bow Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Sthiti Utthita Eka Pada Chibi Janu Shirshasana Prep. Standing Rising One Legged Chin to Knee Pose Prep.

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Sukhāsana Auspicious (Easy) Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

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Suptabaddha-koṇāsana Reclining Bound Angle

Resting asana (Visranta Karaka Asana)

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Supta Baddha Ashtavakrasana Reclined Bound Ashtavakra's Pose

Supine

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Supta Jathara Garudasana Reclined Abdominal Lift Eagle Pose

Supine

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Suptakoṇāsana Reclined Angle

Inversion (Viparita Sthiti)

Supta Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana I Catching the big toe supine pose

Supine Leg stretch

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Suptavajrāsana Reclined Thunderbolt

Supine

Suptavīrāsana Reclining Hero

Resting asana (Visrana Karaka Asana)

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Surya Namaskarasana Sun Salutation Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Surya Namaskarasana Urdhva Baddha Hastasana Sun Salutation Pose - Raised Bound Hands

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Svarga Dvijasana Bird of Paradise Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Svastikāsana Cross Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

Tadasana Namaskara Mountain Pose with Hands in Prayer

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Tāḍāsana Mountain Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Tadasana - Shoulder Stretch Mountain Pose Shoulder Stretch

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Tadasana Urdhva Baddha Hastasana Mountain Pose - Raised Bound Hands

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Tandavasana Shiva's Cycle of Life Dance Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Tarasana Star Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

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Tiryak Tala-Vrkshasana Swaying Palm Tree Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Tiryang Mukhottanasana Reverse Facing Intense Stretch

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

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Ṭiṭṭibhāsana 1 Jacana Pose 1

Arm balance

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Tittibhasana 2 Jacana Pose 2

Standing

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Trikoṇāsana
त्रिकोणासन
Triangle

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Trivikramasana Trivikrama's Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Tulāsana (Tolasana) Balance / Scales posture

Arm Balance

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Uḍḍīyānabandha The abdominal lock

NA

Upavesāsana Squatting Pose

Squatting asana

Upaviṣṭakoṇāsana Open Angle

Forward Bend (Pashchima Pratana Sthiti)

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Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana Upwards-facing bow

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

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Urdhva Eka Pada Ardha Padma Pashchimottanasana Upward One Legged Half Lotus Western Intense Stretch

Sitting

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Urdhva Eka Pada Ardha Baddha Padma Pashchimottanasana Upward One Legged Half Bound Lotus Western Intense Stretch

Sitting

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Ūrdhva Hāstāsana Upward hands pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Ūrdhva Mukha Śvānāsana Upward-Facing Dog

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

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Urdhva Padmasana in Niralamba Sarvangasana Upward Lotus Pose in Unsupported Shoulderstand Pose

Inverted asana (Viparita Sthiti)

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Urdhva Mukha Pashchimottanasana Upward Western Intense Stretch Pose

Sitting

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Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana One Leg Stretched Upwards Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Uṣṭrāsana Camel

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

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Utkaṭāsana Awkward Pose/Powerful pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Uttana Kulpha Prapada Utkatasana 3 Intense Ankle Stretch Tip Toe Chair Pose 3

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Uttana Kulpha Prapada Natarajasana Intense Ankle Stretch Lord of Dance Pose

Standing

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Uttanakūrmāsana Inverted Tortoise

Inverted asana (Viparita Sthiti)

Uttanapadasana Intense Leg Stretch

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

Uttānāsana Standing Forward Bend

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Utthita Ekapadasana Extended One Foot Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana in Uttana Kulpha Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose Intense Ankle Stretch

Supine

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Utthita Parshva Pashasana Extended Side Noose Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Utthita Trivikramasana Extended Trivikrama's Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Utthitaha-stapādāṅguṣṭhāsana Standing Big Toe Hold

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Utthita-pārśvakoṇāsana Extended Side Angle

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Utthita Sthiti Bhujangasana Rising Standing Cobra Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Utthita Sthiti Surya Yantrasana Extended Standing Sundial Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Vajrāsana Thunderbolt

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

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Vasiṣṭhāsana Vasishta's pose/Vasishta is the name of a sage

Arm Balance (Side Plank Pose)

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Vātāyanāsana Horse Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

Viparītakaraṇi Legs-up-the-Wall

Inverted asana (Viparita Sthiti)

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Viparita Namaskara Tadasana Reverse Prayer Mountain Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Viparita Prapada Dhanurasana Inverted Tiptoe Bow Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

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Viparita Virabhadrasana Reversed Warrior Pose

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Vīrabhadrāsana I Warrior I

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Vīrabhadrāsana II Warrior II

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Vīrabhadrāsana III Warrior III

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Vīrāsana Hero

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

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Vṛkṣāsana Tree

Standing asana (Uttihista Sthiti)

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Vṛścikāsana scorpion

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

Yogadandasana Yogic Staff Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

Yoga Mudrasana Yogic Seal Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

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Yoganandasana Yogananda's Pose

Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)

Yoganidrasana Yogic Sleep Pose

Supine (Reclining)

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Yoni Dandasana Womb Staff Pose

Sitting asana (Upavista Sthiti)

Intellectual property and asana practice[edit]

The commercialisation of yogasana training has resulted in attempts at patenting various asana sequences. In response the Government of India documented asanas as a traditional knowledge of India, so that they are available as public knowledge.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "The Five Mental and Psychological Benefits of Yoga". Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  2. "Yoga for anxiety and depression". Harvard University. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  3. "38 Health Benefits of Yoga". Yoga Journal. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  4. "Yoga Health Benefits: Flexibility, Strength, Posture, and More". WEBMD. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  5. "Yoga and Spirituality". Art of Living. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  6. "Spiritual Benefits of Yoga". Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  7. "101 Benefits of Yoga". Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  8. Master Murugan, Chillayah (20 October 2012). "Yoga Asanas for Health and Fitness". Silambam. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  9. Iyengar 2000.
  10. http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/over-1500-yoga-asanas-shortlisted-to-thwart-patenting-by-foreign-parties/99/print/. Retrieved 22 April 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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