Sanskrit-English Names of the Yoga Poses

31 Oct

Sanskrit-English

 

Preparatory/warm up poses:

 

Bidilasana Cat/cow pose

Chaturangha Dandasana (peparation)/Four limbed staff pose (peparation)

Parighasana/Gate pose

Tadasana/Mountain pose

Adho Mukha Svanasana/Downward facing dog pose

Sun Salutations

 

Surya Namaskar A/Sun salutation A

Surya Namaskar B/Sun salutation B

Standing Poses:

 

Uttanasana/Intense forward bend

Utthita trikonasana/Triangle pose

Parivrtta trikonasana/Revolved triangle pose

Utthita parsvakonasana/Extended side angle pose

Parivrtta parsvakonasana/Revolved side angle pose

Virabhadrasana 1/Warrior 1

Virabhadrasana 2/Warrior 2

Ardha chandrasana/Half moon pose

Parsvottanasana/Side stretch pose

Prasarita padottanasana A/Feet wide pose

Garudasana/Eagle

Vrksasana/Tree pose

Seated Poses

 

Padmasana/Lotus

Sukhasana/Easy pose

Siddhasana/Perfect pose

Baddha konasana/Bound angle pose

Virasana/Hero.’s pose

Forward Extensions

 

Dandasana/Staff pose

Paschimottanasana/Intense forward bend

Janu sirsasana/Head to knee pose

Trianga mukhaikapada paschimottanasana/Three limbs face to one leg stretch of the

west

Upavistha konasana/Wide angle seated forward bend

Marichyasana A/Seated half squat pose

Reclined Poses

 

Supta padangusthasana/Reclining big toe pose

Core Poses

 

Ardha navasana/Half boat pose

Paripurna navasana/Boat pose

Arm Balances

 

Bakasana/Crow pose

Vasisthasana/Side plank pose

Twists

 

Ardha matsyendrasana/Lord of the fishes pose

Marichyasana C/Seated half squat twisting pose

Parivritta janu sirsasana/Revolved head to knee pose

Backward Extensions

 

Bhujangasana/Cobra pose

Urdvha mukha svanasana/Upward facing dog pose

Salabhasana/Locust pose

Dhanurasana/Bow pose

Ustrasana/Camel pose

Setu bandha sarvangasana/Bridge pose

Inversions

 

Salamba sarvangasana/Shoulder stand

Halasana/Plow pose

Pincha mayurasana/Feathered peacock pose

Adho mukha virasana/Downward facing hero.’s pose

Salamba sirsasana/Headstand

Perpetration adho mukha vrksasana/Preparation handstand

Restorative Poses

 

Balasana/Childs pose

Viparita karani/Legs up the wall

Adho mukha virasana/Downward facing hero.’s pose

Baddha konasana/Bound angle pose

Savasana/meditation Corpse pose

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