Yoga is a spiritual, ascetic and physical set of practices focusing on breathing, movement, posture, and meditation. Yoga, translated as ‘union’ or ‘connection,’ is an ancient Hindu teaching that is undergone for a variety of purposes including health, relaxation, rehabilitation, and exercise. Most commonly understood as the physical practice of Hatha yoga in the Western world, yoga is performed through a series of asanas (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) meant to prepare the body for a combined spiritual and meditative experience. Asanas include many interrelated poses that combine reclining, standing, inversion, twisting, balancing, and sitting postures for specific beneficial effects.

How do you become a yoga instructor?

To become a yoga instructor, a teacher training that includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, instructional techniques, and yoga philosophy needs to be completed. After the completion of the program, budding instructors can apply for registration by the Yoga Alliance for the Registered Yoga Teacher (RTY) credential. Most professionals in the industry continue to earn educational credits by attending workshops and seminars.

How many calories does yoga burn?

The number of calories burned doing yoga depends on the type of yoga and the length and intensity of the class. According to the Mayo Clinic, a 160 pound person may burn around 183 calories in an hour long Hatha (basic) yoga class. However, the same person may burn 460 calories in a Bikram (also known as hot yoga) yoga class.


How often should you do yoga?

The frequency of yoga practice should be an individual decision depending on personal goals and preferences. The benefits of yoga can be received if practiced every day, but those same benefits can also be received from practicing once weekly or biweekly.

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Guide-1-C
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Guide-2-J
Guide-2-N
50
Archer’s Pose
50
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Archer’s Pose
Bharadvaja’s Twist
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-N
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Bharadvaja’s Twist
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Big Toe Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-O
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250
Big Toe Pose
250
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Big Toe Pose
Boat Pose
Guide-1-B
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3600
Boat Pose
3600
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Boat Pose
Bound Angle Headstand Pose
Guide-1-C
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Bound Angle Headstand Pose
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Bound Side Crow Pose
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Bound Side Crow Pose
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Bound Side Crow Pose
Bow Pose
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Bow Pose
3400
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Bow Pose
Bridge Pose
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4900
Bridge Pose
4900
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Bridge Pose
Bridge Pose - Elbows
Guide-1-B
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0
Bridge Pose - Elbows
0
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Bridge Pose - Elbows
Butterfly Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-I
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3450
Butterfly Pose
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Butterfly Pose
Camel Pose
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4400
Camel Pose
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Cat Pose
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Cat Pose
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Child's Pose
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Corpse Pose
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2300
Corpse Pose
2300
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Corpse Pose
Cow Face Pose
Guide-1-B
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2200
Cow Face Pose
2200
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Cow Face Pose
Cow Pose
Guide-1-A
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1500
Cow Pose
1500
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Guide-1-B
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11100
Crane Pose | Crow Pose
11100
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Crocodile Pose
Guide-1-A
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400
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400
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Crocodile Pose
Destroyer of the Universe Pose
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90
Destroyer of the Universe Pose
90
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Destroyer of the Universe Pose
Dolphin Plank Pose
Guide-1-A
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150
Dolphin Plank Pose
150
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Dolphin Plank Pose
Dolphin Pose
Guide-1-B
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Guide-2-O
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3800
Dolphin Pose
3800
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Dolphin Pose
Downward Facing Dog Pose
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6750
Downward Facing Dog Pose
6750
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Eagle Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-O
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-C
3700
Eagle Pose
3700
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Eagle Pose
Easy Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-N
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800
Easy Pose
800
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Easy Pose
Eight-Angle Pose
Guide-1-C
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300
Eight-Angle Pose
300
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Eight-Angle Pose
Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
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150
Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
150
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Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
Extended Puppy Pose
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350
Extended Puppy Pose
350
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Extended Side Angle Pose
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1600
Extended Side Angle Pose
1600
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Extended Side Angle Pose
Fallen Angel Pose
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250
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250
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100
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100
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700
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700
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900
Firefly Pose
900
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Firefly Pose
Fish Out of Hero Pose
Guide-1-B
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5
Fish Out of Hero Pose
5
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Fish Out of Hero Pose
Fish Pose
Guide-1-A
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2300
Fish Pose
2300
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Fish Pose
Forearm Stand Eagle Legs Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-G
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-C
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0
Forearm Stand Eagle Legs Pose
0
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Formidable Face Pose
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Guide-1-A
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170
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170
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Guide-1-A
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Guide-2-J
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3200
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3200
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Full Boat Pose
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150
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1100
Garland Pose
1100
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Garland Pose
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2000
Gate Pose
2000
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Gate Pose
Half Boat Pose
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150
Half Boat Pose
150
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Half Boat Pose
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5
Half Bound Lotus Standing Pose
5
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Half Bound Lotus Standing Pose
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150
Half Bow Pose
150
3D
Half Bow Pose
Half Frog Pose
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Guide-2-M
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-B
400
Half Frog Pose
400
3D
Half Frog Pose
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-N
Guide-2-J
600
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
600
3D
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Half Lotus Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-N
300
Half Lotus Pose
300
3D
Half Lotus Pose
Half Moon Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-O
Guide-2-C
2600
Half Moon Pose
2600
3D
Half Moon Pose
Half Pigeon Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-L
Guide-2-J
900
Half Pigeon Pose
900
3D
Half Pigeon Pose
Half Wheel Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-O
80
Half Wheel Pose
80
3D
Half Wheel Pose
Handstand
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-A
8100
Handstand
8100
3D
Handstand
Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-D
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-G
0
Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
0
3D
Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
Handstand Scorpion Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-G
20
Handstand Scorpion Pose
20
3D
Handstand Scorpion Pose
Happy Baby Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-Q
Guide-2-H
7000
Happy Baby Pose
7000
3D
Happy Baby Pose
Hare Pose | Rabbit Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-I
Guide-2-L
1060
Hare Pose | Rabbit Pose
1060
3D
Hare Pose | Rabbit Pose
Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-N
Guide-2-I
70
Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose
70
3D
Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose
Hero Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-L
Guide-2-N
3200
Hero Pose
3200
3D
Hero Pose
Heron Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-L
300
Heron Pose
300
3D
Heron Pose
High Lunge Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-O
200
High Lunge Pose
200
3D
High Lunge Pose
Killer Praying Mantis Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-H
Guide-2-L
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-D
5
Killer Praying Mantis Pose
5
3D
Killer Praying Mantis Pose
Knee Chest Chin Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-L
0
Knee Chest Chin Pose
0
3D
Knee Chest Chin Pose
Knee to Ear Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-D
Guide-2-L
5
Knee to Ear Pose
5
3D
Knee to Ear Pose
Legs Up the Wall Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-Q
1400
Legs Up the Wall Pose
1400
3D
Legs Up the Wall Pose
Lion Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-E
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-N
600
Lion Pose
600
3D
Lion Pose
Lizard Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-O
2000
Lizard Pose
2000
3D
Lizard Pose
Locust Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-M
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-F
2800
Locust Pose
2800
3D
Locust Pose
Lord of the Dance Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-O
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-C
400
Lord of the Dance Pose
400
3D
Lord of the Dance Pose
Lord of the Fishes Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-D
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-N
300
Lord of the Fishes Pose
300
3D
Lord of the Fishes Pose
Lord of the Fishes Pose II
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-N
0
Lord of the Fishes Pose II
0
3D
Lord of the Fishes Pose II
Lotus Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-E
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-N
4700
Lotus Pose
4700
3D
Lotus Pose
Lotus in Shoulder Stand Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-C
Guide-2-K
0
Lotus in Shoulder Stand Pose
0
3D
Lotus in Shoulder Stand Pose
Low Lunge Mermaid Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-H
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-L
0
Low Lunge Mermaid Pose
0
3D
Low Lunge Mermaid Pose
Low Lunge Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-L
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-F
200
Low Lunge Pose
200
3D
Low Lunge Pose
Marichi’s Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-N
Guide-2-J
40
Marichi’s Pose
40
3D
Marichi’s Pose
Monkey Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-N
Guide-2-J
600
Monkey Pose
600
3D
Monkey Pose
Monkey Side Plank Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-G
10
Monkey Side Plank Pose
10
3D
Monkey Side Plank Pose
Mountain Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-O
Guide-2-E
Guide-2-F
5300
Mountain Pose
5300
3D
Mountain Pose
Net-Bearer Bond Pose
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-E
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-N
0
Net-Bearer Bond Pose
0
3D
Net-Bearer Bond Pose
Noose Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-O
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-J
200
Noose Pose
200
3D
Noose Pose
One Handed Tree Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-H
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-G
30
One Handed Tree Pose
30
3D
One Handed Tree Pose
One Legged Bridge Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-Q
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-B
5
One Legged Bridge Pose
5
3D
One Legged Bridge Pose
One Legged Downward Dog Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-I
5
One Legged Downward Dog Pose
5
3D
One Legged Downward Dog Pose
One Legged Forearm Wheel Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-Q
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-K
0
One Legged Forearm Wheel Pose
0
3D
One Legged Forearm Wheel Pose
One Legged Headstand
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-C
0
One Legged Headstand
0
3D
One Legged Headstand
One Legged King Pigeon Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-N
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-B
200
One Legged King Pigeon Pose
200
3D
One Legged King Pigeon Pose
One Legged King Pigeon Pose II
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-L
Guide-2-B
5
One Legged King Pigeon Pose II
5
3D
One Legged King Pigeon Pose II
One Legged Side Plank Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-K
Guide-2-H
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-A
5
One Legged Side Plank Pose
5
3D
One Legged Side Plank Pose
One Legged Wheel Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-O
Guide-2-K
5
One Legged Wheel Pose
5
3D
One Legged Wheel Pose
Peacock Pose
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-P
Guide-2-H
Guide-2-A
1200
Peacock Pose
1200
3D
Peacock Pose
Plank Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-H
Guide-2-P
2000
Plank Pose
2000
3D
Plank Pose
Plow Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-Q
Guide-2-K
2700
Plow Pose
2700
3D
Plow Pose
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-A
5
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I
5
3D
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-R
Guide-2-A
5
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II
5
3D
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-J
Guide-2-I
Guide-2-D
5
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I
5
3D
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I
Pyramid Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-I
Guide-2-O
1760
Pyramid Pose
1760
3D
Pyramid Pose
Reclined Hero Pose
Guide-1-B
Guide-2-N
Guide-2-J
250
Reclined Hero Pose
250
3D
Reclined Hero Pose
Knee to Ear Pose (Karnapidasana)
Group of scaled yoga drawings of women performing the Knee to Ear Pose

Knee to Ear Pose is an advanced backbend also known as Ear Pressure Pose and is popular for its ability to activate the thyroid gland. Knee to Ear Pose can improve breathing, broaden the shoulders and helps to relieve stress, fatigue, anxiety, and even sleeping disorders. Some preparatory postures include forward folds, Fish Pose, and Four-Limed Staff Pose.

To do Knee to Ear Pose, begin in Plow Pose and then bend the legs and lower them to the floor so that the tops of the feet meet the mat and the knees are on the outside of the ears.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Knee to Ear Pose
Knee to Ear Pose is an advanced backbend also known as Ear Pressure Pose and is popular for its ability to activate the thyroid gland. Knee to Ear Pose can improve breathing, broaden the shoulders and helps to relieve stress, fatigue, anxiety, and even sleeping disorders.

To do Knee to Ear Pose, begin in Plow Pose and then bend the legs and lower them to the floor so that the tops of the feet meet the mat and the knees are on the outside of the ears.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Knee to Ear Pose
Knee to Ear Pose (Karnapidasana)
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Sanskrit Name
Karnapidasana

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Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose (Parivritta Parsvokonasana)
Group of scaled yoga drawings of women performing the Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose

Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose is an intermediate standing twist that requires the Yogi to have a fair amount of flexibility. Using a block at first can help achieve the full expression without compromising alignment. Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose can be used to stretch the legs, knees, and ankles as well as improve balance and stamina.

To do Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose, begin in a low lunge begin in a standing posture and move into a lunge, bringing the right foot forward and rest the hand on the hips. Next, twist to the left hand to the outside of the right knee, keeping the arm straight and extend the right arm overhead. The entire torso should be twisted to the right in this posture. Try a block under the hand to help bring the floor up until flexible enough for the full expression.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose
Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose is an intermediate standing twist that requires the Yogi to have a fair amount of flexibility. Using a block at first can help achieve the full expression without compromising alignment. This pose can be used to stretch the legs, knees, and ankles.

To do Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose, begin in a low lunge begin in a standing posture and move into a lunge, bringing the right foot forward and rest the hand on the hips. Next, twist to the left hand to the outside of the right knee, keeping the arm straight and extend the right arm overhead. The entire torso should be twisted to the right in this posture. Try a block under the hand to help bring the floor up until flexible enough for the full expression.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose
Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose (Parivritta Parsvokonasana)
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Parivritta Parsvokonasana

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Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Pair of elevation drawings of women performing the Downward Facing Dog Pose

Downward Facing Dog, or more commonly known as Down Dog, is a primary yoga posture typically used multiple times within a series during practice. Considered an inversion posture, Downward Facing Dog is known to stretch the whole body while creating length and strength in the spine. Down Dog helps to relieve pain in the back as well as strengthen bones due to the weight-bearing nature of the pose. Energetically, Down Dog helps the yogi gain confidence while seeing life from a different perspective.

To do Downward Facing Dog, it is easy to begin on hands and feet. Push into the hands, grounding the fingers into the mat, lift the hips to the sky, bend the knees as much as necessary to create a straight back and length in the spine.

Multiple yoga poses of men performing the Downward Facing Dog Pose
Downward Facing Dog, or more commonly known as Down Dog, is a primary yoga posture typically used multiple times within a series during practice. Considered an inversion posture, Downward Facing Dog is known to stretch the whole body while creating length and strength in the spine.

To do Downward Facing Dog, it is easy to begin on hands and feet. Push into the hands, grounding the fingers into the mat, lift the hips to the sky, bend the knees as much as necessary to create a straight back and length in the spine.

Multiple yoga poses of men performing the Downward Facing Dog Pose
Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
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Benefits (Physical): Stretches whole back, ankles, calves, hamstrings, spine, chest, shoulders
Benefits (Core): Calms mind, blood circulation, energizes body
Modifications: Use a belt loop around upper arms, belt loop on upper legs
Variations: Incase the stretch by lifting onto the balls of your feet

Sanskrit Name
Adho Mukha Svanasana

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Peacock Pose (Mayurasana)
A series of scaled yoga illustrations of men performing the Peacock Pose

Peacock Pose is an advanced arm balance that helps the forearms, wrist, back, and legs become stronger. Peacock pose also helps to tone the abs and can be build up to with some preparatory postures such as Four-Limed Staff Pose, or a seated version of Foot Behind the Head pose. Some follow up postures include Downward Facing Dog, Child’s Pose and Shoulder Pressing Pose.

It takes a good amount of practice to reach the full expression of Peacock Pose, posture that help build shoulder and core strength will be key to the success of this posture. To do this the Yogi must balance on two hands with the arms at a 90 degree angle, fingers towards the feet, and the body balancing, horizontal to the mat. Yogi’s with wrist issues use caution.

Set of drawings of women performing the Peacock Pose
Peacock Pose is an advanced arm balance that helps the forearms, wrist, back, and legs become stronger. Peacock pose also helps to tone the abs and can be build up to with some preparatory postures such as Four-Limed Staff Pose, or a seated version of Foot Behind the Head pose.

It takes a good amount of practice to reach the full expression of Peacock Pose, posture that help build shoulder and core strength will be key to the success of this posture. To do this the Yogi must balance on two hands with the arms at a 90 degree angle, fingers towards the feet, and the body balancing, horizontal to the mat. Yogi’s with wrist issues use caution.

Set of drawings of women performing the Peacock Pose
Peacock Pose (Mayurasana)
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Mayurasana

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Warrior III Pose (Virabhadrasana III)
Group of scaled yoga drawings of women performing the Warrior III Pose

Warrior III is an intermediate standing posture where the Yogi balances on one foot. Warrior III strengthens the legs, arms, shoulders and back while stretching the hamstring. Warrior III also helps with balance and stability.

To do Warrior III from a high lunge, push up with the back leg while reaching forward with the arms, palms facing in. Keep the hips level, the back foot active and the head up, reaching through the crown of the head.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Warrior III Pose
Warrior III is an intermediate standing posture where the Yogi balances on one foot. Warrior III strengthens the legs, arms, shoulders and back while stretching the hamstring. Warrior III also helps with balance and stability.

To do Warrior III from a high lunge, push up with the back leg while reaching forward with the arms, palms facing in. Keep the hips level, the back foot active and the head up, reaching through the crown of the head.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Warrior III Pose
Warrior III Pose (Virabhadrasana III)
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Virabhadrasana III

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