The yoga posture illustrated is the final stage of each posture. The journey towards these postures as you grow and develop through yoga is more important than reproducing the posture exactly as it appears in the picture, the individual journey that we as yogis all take.
Each posture is given 3 names, they are; Common name, Sanskrit & English
Hero or Thunderbolt, Vajrasana, Thunderbolt postureBenefits: Stretches knees ankles and feet and aids concentration.
Accomplished, Siddhasana, Perfect or Adept postureBenefits: Opens the hips and improves concentration.
Cobbler, Baddha Konasana, Bound Angle postureBenefits: Opens the hips and aids concentration.
Dog down, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Dog face down postureBenefits: Stretches the hamstrings and calf muscles. Develops both strength and suppleness in the shoulder joints.
Standing forward bend, Uttanasana, Extension.Benefits: Stretches hamstrings and calf muscles.
Triangle, Utthita Trikonasana, Extended TriangleBenefits: Develops strength in the legs and encourages an open chest.
Tree, Vrksasana, Tree posture Benefits: Encourages and improves balance and concentration.
Chair, Utkatasana, Powerful or Mighty postureBenefits: Develops leg strength and works the shoulders.
Head to Knee, Janu Sirsasana, Head Knee postureBenefits: Opens the hips, and stretches the hamstrings.
Extended side stretch, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Extended Sideways AngleBenefits: Lengthens the side of the body and develops both leg and shoulder strength.
Camel, Ustrasana, Camel postureBenefits: Makes the shoulders mobile and opens the chest.
Warrior 1, Virabhadrasana 1, Virabhadra (A warrior from Indian mythology) postureBenefits: Develops leg strength and opens the front body.
Cow, Gomukhasana, Cow Face postureBenefits: Stretches and loosens shoulders and hips
Wide leg forward bend, Prasarita Padottanasana, Expanded extended foot/ leg postureBenefits: Lengthens hamstrings, calf and inner thigh muscles
Level: Beginner to intermediate
King Pigeon, Eka Pada Rajakapotanasana, One leg King PigeonBenefits: A strong back arch that develops hip flexibility.
Reverse Triangle, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Reversed or Revolved Triangle postureBenefits:Develops leg strength and deepens upper body twist
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
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