Yoga Poses

Yoga Poses

Description
Description

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.

History
History

Yoga, an ancient practice originating in India over 5,000 years ago, is more than just physical poses; it's a comprehensive spiritual and ascetic discipline. The physical aspect, known as Hatha Yoga, involving postures or asanas, gained prominence in the later centuries. These poses were initially designed to strengthen the body and improve health, aiding meditation and spiritual practices.

Over time, yoga evolved, incorporating various styles and philosophies, each focusing on different aspects of well-being. It became a crucial part of Indian culture, symbolizing the unity of mind, body, and spirit, and later spread globally, adapting to different cultural contexts while retaining its core essence of balance and harmony.

Future
Future

The practice of yoga, particularly yoga poses, is likely to continue evolving, blending ancient traditions with modern innovations. Technological integration, like virtual reality yoga classes, could offer immersive experiences, allowing practitioners to feel like they're in a tranquil, remote setting from their own homes. Personalized yoga apps might use AI to tailor poses and routines to individual needs and abilities.

The growing awareness of mental health could see yoga increasingly used as a tool for mindfulness and stress relief. Additionally, the trend of combining yoga with other activities, like paddleboard yoga or yoga with pets, may gain popularity, offering novel, fun ways to engage with the practice. Yoga's role in promoting wellness and community is set to remain strong, adapting to the changing lifestyles while maintaining its core principles.

Common Questions
Common Questions
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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Bridge Pose
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Bridge Pose
Butterfly Pose
3450
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Butterfly Pose
Child's Pose
6750
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Child's Pose
Corpse Pose
2300
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Corpse Pose
Cow Face Pose
2200
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Cow Face Pose
Crane Pose | Crow Pose
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Crane Pose | Crow Pose
Destroyer of the Universe Pose
90
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Destroyer of the Universe Pose
Dolphin Plank Pose
150
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Dolphin Plank Pose
Dolphin Pose
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Dolphin Pose
Downward Facing Dog Pose
6750
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Downward Facing Dog Pose
Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
150
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Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
Extended Puppy Pose
350
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Extended Puppy Pose
Extended Side Angle Pose
1600
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Extended Side Angle Pose
Fallen Angel Pose
250
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Fallen Angel Pose
Feathered Peacock Pose
100
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Feathered Peacock Pose
Forearm Stand Eagle Legs Pose
0
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Forearm Stand Eagle Legs Pose
Four-Limbed Staff Pose
170
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Four-Limbed Staff Pose
Full King Pigeon Pose
2050
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Full King Pigeon Pose
Garland Pose
1100
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Garland Pose
Half Bound Lotus Standing Pose
5
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Half Bound Lotus Standing Pose
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
600
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Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Half Moon Pose
2600
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Half Moon Pose
Handstand Scorpion Pose
20
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Handstand Scorpion Pose
Happy Baby Pose
7000
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Happy Baby Pose
Hare Pose | Rabbit Pose
1060
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Hare Pose | Rabbit Pose
Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose
70
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Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose
Legs Up the Wall Pose
1400
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Legs Up the Wall Pose
Lizard Pose
2000
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Lizard Pose
Locust Pose
2800
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Locust Pose
Lord of the Dance Pose
400
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Lord of the Dance Pose
Lord of the Fishes Pose
300
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Lord of the Fishes Pose
Mountain Pose
5300
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Mountain Pose
One Legged Forearm Wheel Pose
0
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One Legged Forearm Wheel Pose
One Legged King Pigeon Pose
200
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One Legged King Pigeon Pose
One Legged King Pigeon Pose II
5
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One Legged King Pigeon Pose II
Peacock Pose
1200
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Peacock Pose
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I
5
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Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II
5
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Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I
5
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Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I
Pyramid Pose
1760
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Pyramid Pose
Reclined Hero Pose
250
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Reclined Hero Pose
Gate Pose (Parighasana)
Pair of elevation drawings of men practicing yoga in the Gate Pose

Gate Pose is an intermediate, standing posture great to open up the side bodies and stretch the hips and open the shoulders. Gate Pose has some preparatory postures such as Downward Facing Dog, Bound Angle, and Reversed Triangle. Follow up postures to Gate Pose included Extended Triangle.

To do Gate Pose, bring on the knees and move the right leg out to the side, keeping the sole of the foot on the ground. Next, reach the right arm up and over with the left hand on the left hip and the shoulders back and down while opening the chest.

Illustrated yoga poses of women performing the Gate Pose
Gate Pose is an intermediate, standing posture great to open up the side bodies and stretch the hips and open the shoulders. Gate Pose has some preparatory postures such as Downward Facing Dog, Bound Angle, and Reversed Triangle. Follow up postures to Gate Pose included Extended Triangle.

To do Gate Pose, bring on the knees and move the right leg out to the side, keeping the sole of the foot on the ground. Next, reach the right arm up and over with the left hand on the left hip and the shoulders back and down while opening the chest.

Illustrated yoga poses of women performing the Gate Pose
Gate Pose (Parighasana)
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Parighasana

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Gate Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana)
Pair of elevation drawings of men practicing yoga in the Thunderbolt Pose

Thunderbolt Pose is a seated beginner pose often used for meditation. Thunderbolt Pose has great benefits especially for those who sit at a desk all day. It helps to straighten the spine and strengthen the back muscles as well as improve core strength. Energetically, Thunderbolt Pose helps to calm the mind and relieve stress. Yogi’s with knee issues use caution.

To do Thunderbolt Pose, sit on the knees and relax the feet and arms, placing the hands on the thighs. The palms can face up or down. Next, pull the shoulders back and let the shoulder blades soften down the back maintaining a straight spine. Practice deep breathing in this posture to receive the full benefits of Thunder Pose.

Illustrated yoga poses of women performing the Thunderbolt Pose
Thunderbolt Pose is a seated beginner pose often used for meditation. Thunderbolt Pose has great benefits especially for those who sit at a desk all day. It helps to straighten the spine and strengthen the back muscles as well as improve core strength.

To do Thunderbolt Pose, sit on the knees and relax the feet and arms, placing the hands on the thighs. The palms can face up or down. Next, pull the shoulders back and let the shoulder blades soften down the back maintaining a straight spine. Practice deep breathing in this posture to receive the full benefits of Thunder Pose.

Illustrated yoga poses of women performing the Thunderbolt Pose
Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana)
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Vajrasana

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Thunderbolt Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
A series of scaled yoga illustrations of men performing the Handstand Eagle Legs Pose

Headstand Eagle Legs Pose is an advanced posture that is a combination posture with elements of an inversion, stretch, balance and strength posture. Some preparatory postures include Eagle Pose and basic Headstands. Yogi’s with wrist, shoulder, or hip issues use caution.

To do Headstand Eagle Legs Pose, move into an arm balance and once steady, wrap the legs like in Eagle Pose. Take deep, steady breaths to maintain focus and keep balance when moving the legs and balancing on the hands.

Set of drawings of women performing the Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
Headstand Eagle Legs Pose is an advanced posture that is a combination posture with elements of an inversion, stretch, balance and strength posture. Some preparatory postures include Eagle Pose and basic Headstands. Yogi’s with wrist, shoulder, or hip issues use caution.

To do Headstand Eagle Legs Pose, move into an arm balance and once steady, wrap the legs like in Eagle Pose. Take deep, steady breaths to maintain focus and keep balance when moving the legs and balancing on the hands.

Set of drawings of women performing the Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
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Handstand Eagle Legs Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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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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Karnapidasana

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Knee to Ear Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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Crocodile Pose (Makarasana)
Group of scaled yoga drawings of women performing the Crocodile Pose

Crocodile Pose is a chest-opening, beginner posture. Crocodile Pose is known to be deeply restorative in its nature and can provide any Yogi with great relief by calming the nervous system. Crocodile Pose is beneficial in between backbend or back strengthening postures because it relieves tension in the back. Yogi’s with knee issues use caution.

To do Crocodile Pose, begin by laying on the stomach and bend the right knee maintaining a 45 degree angle, keeping the left leg straight back. Place the hands underneath the left cheek for support. Crocodile Pose can be experienced for up to 15 minutes at a time before switching sides! As always, remember to breathe deeply to receive all benefits of this restorative posture.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Crocodile Pose
Crocodile Pose is a chest-opening, beginner posture. Crocodile Pose is known to be deeply restorative in its nature and can provide any Yogi with great relief by calming the nervous system. Crocodile Pose is beneficial in between backbend or back strengthening postures.

To do Crocodile Pose, begin by laying on the stomach and bend the right knee maintaining a 45 degree angle, keeping the left leg straight back. Place the hands underneath the left cheek for support. Crocodile Pose can be experienced for up to 15 minutes at a time before switching sides! As always, remember to breathe deeply to receive all benefits of this restorative posture.

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Crocodile Pose
Crocodile Pose (Makarasana)
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Makarasana

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Crocodile Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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