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SANSKRIT NAME ENGLISH TRANSLATION PICTURE
Akarna dhanur-asana
Shooting bow posture

In old times these distractions were expressed as various demons and spirits or entities. This posture is performed as an expression of identifying these distractions and removing them.
The Shooting-bow Pose

Anjanaya-asana

Salutation posture

The Sanskrit word anjaneya means salutation or praise from the root anj which means to honor, to celebrate, to anoint.
The Salutation Pose

Ardha Chandra-asana

Half Moon posture

Sanskrit words ardha means “half,” and chandra means “moon,” thus, this asana is also known as “half moon” pose.
Ardha Chandra-asana

Ardha Matsyendra-asana

Half Spinal Twist posture

Half Circle Pose (Ardha Mandalasana) (Absolutelyashtanga) Benefits of the Half Circle Pose (Ardha Mandalasana): Ardha Mandalasana (Half CirclePose) stretches throat and thorax and opens larynx it elongates your rib cage and creates space around the heart, lungs and abdomen and clears the breathing
	Half Spinal Twist posture

Baddha kona-asana

Restrained angle posture

Baddha Kona Asana also known as Bhadra Asana is an excellent pose for opening up the hip joint, working on inner thighs and loosening up the hamstrings.
	Restrained angle posture

Bala-asana

Child posture

Balasana stretches the thighs, hips, ankles and expands lungs and the heart, the spine also gets elongated, thus providing relief from neck and back pain. Balasana also keeps the internal organs of the body supple.
	Child posture

Chakra-asana

Wheel posture

Chakra, from the root cak ("to move") means wheel and therefore this is the Wheel Posture. The cakra-asana is also known as the urdhva-dhanurasana. Urdhva means raised, elevated or upright and dhanur means bow. Both "wheel posture" and "raised bow posture" describe the appearance of this asana.
	Wheel posture
Dhanur-asana
Bow posture

This asana is a combination of both Bhujangasana and Shalabhasana and can deliver benefits of both the asanas. Mainly the weight is taken by the abdomen. This has favorable effect on enzyme producing organs, liver, pancreas, small intestine and big intestine.....
Bow posture
Ekapada-asana
One-legged posture

The Asana develops the cerebellum, the brain center that controls how the body works in motion. Most people are uncoordinated in their movements so their bodiesconstantly have to compensate for their lack of balance in order to avoid falling or knocking things over. So this Asana develops nervous balance..
One-legged posture
Garuda-asana
The Eagle Pose

The Sanskrit word garuda means eagle. In Hindu mythology Garuda is known as the king of birds. He transports the God Vishnu and is said to be eager to help humanity fight against deamons.
The Eagle Pose
Gomukha-asana
The Cow-Face Pose

This pose mainly activates the  Maha prana. Apana  and Samana  prana get stimulated to lesser extent. Maha prana is connected to heart and lungs and gives power to these organs. Hence doing this pose helps in diseases of the heart and lungs.
The Cow-Face Pose
Hala-asana
The Plow Pose

Halasana stretches the shoulders and spine and improves flexibility. It stimulates the abdominal organs and the thyroid gland. It helps to reduce stress and fatigue and calms the mind. It is useful for backache, headache, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis.
The Plow Pose
Hasta-pada-angusta-asana
The Hand-Foot-Big Toe Pose

The benefits of the hasta-pada-angusta-asana are similar to those of the ugra-asana (i.e.: spinal stretch,abdominal toning, gastro-intestinal stimulation). There is additional stretching of the leg that is outstretched as well as to the groin.
Hasta-pada-angusta-asana
Matsya-asana
The Fish Pose

The Sanskrit word matsya means fish, therefore this is the fish posture. Matsya (depicted to the left) is a divine being, found in Hindu mythology, that saved mankind from a universal flood.
The Fish Pose
Naga-asana
The Cobra Pose

The Sanskrit word naga means snake or serpent. The naga-asana is also known as the bhujanga-asana. The Sanskrit word bhujanga, which also means snake, is derived from the root bhuj which means to bend or curve.
The Cobra Pose
Nataraja-asana
The King of the Dance Pose

The Sanskrit word nata means dancer and raja means king. Nataraja is another name for Shiva, the Lord of the Dance, whose cosmic dance is the creation and destruction of the world.
The King of the Dance Pose
Padma-asana
The Lotus Pose

The Sanskrit word padma means lotus. Besides the obvious reference to the similarity of the folded legs to lotus petals, the lotus hold special significance in reference to Yoga and Meditation. Though rooted in the mud, the lotus blossom rises above to blossom in the sun....
The Lotus Pose
Parivritta-parshvakona-asana
The Turned Side-Angle Pose

The Sanskrit word parivritta means revolved, turned round or back, parsva means side and kona means angle.
The Turned Side-Angle Pose
Pavana-mukta-asana
The Wind Relieving Pose

The Sanskrit word pavana means air or wind and mukta means freedom or release, therefore this is the "wind relieving posture" so named because it assists in releasing trapped digestive gas from the stomach and intestines.
The Wind Relieving Pose
Sarvanga-asana
The Shoulder Stand Pose

The Sanskrit word sarvaanga means limb or body. sarvanga therefore translates as either "all-limb" or "whole-body posture". It is so named because of the benefit it provides to the entire body. It is commonly...
The Shoulder Stand Pose
Shalabha-asana
The Locust Pose

The Sanskrit word Shalabha means locust or grasshopper. There is a variation of this posture called the viparita-shalabha-asana. The Sanskrit word viparita means "reverse." This is an advanced variation not covered here.
The Locust Pose
Shava-asana
The Corpse Pose

The Sanskrit word shava means corpse hence this is the Corpse. The shava-asana is also known as the mrta-asana.
The Corpse Pose
Siddha-asana
The Accomplished or Adept Pose

The Sanskrit word siddha means accomplished or adept, one who has attained the highest. The name implies the attainment of a perfectly stilled mind and the experience of peace that....
The Accomplished or Adept Pose
Simha-asana
Lion posture

Coming soon
Lion posture
Sirsha-asana
Headstand posture

The Sanskrit word sirsha means head. This posture is the well-known headstand posture, and perhaps second only to the padma-asana or lotus posture, is widely identified with the practice of Yoga.
The Headstand
Surya-namaskar
Sun Salutation

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Sun Salutation
Tada-asana
Mountain pose

The Sanskrit word tada means mountain. This posture is also known by the name samasthiti-asana. Sama means unmoved, equilibrium, and sthiti means standing upright or firmly, abiding, remaining, thus samasthiti means standing firmly without moving.
The Mountain Pose
Trikona-asana
Triangle pose

The Sanskrit word tri means three and kona means corner or angle. Thus "three corner or three angle posture" is often called the triangle posture. This posture is also known as the utthita trikona-asana. Utthita means stretched or extended thus this is the Extended Triangle Pose.
The Triangle Pose
Ugra-asana
Powerful posture

The Sanskrit word ugra means powerful, mighty, strong or noble. We usually keep this posture untranslated but it can be called the noble or powerful posture.
The Noble or Powerful Pose
Ushtra-asana
Camel posture

The Sanskrit word ushtra means camel.
The Camel Pose
Vajra-asana
Diamond posture

The Sanskrit word vajra means thunderbolt or diamond.
Diamond Pose
Vira-asana
Hero posture

The Sanskrit word vira means hero, brave or eminent man, or warrior.
Hero posture
Vriksha-asana
Tree pose

The Sanskrit word vriksha means tree, thus this is the Tree Posture
The Tree Pose
Vrischika-asana
Scorpion pose

Coming soon
	Scorpion pose
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