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Sanskrit Yoga Poses

Sanskrit names for yoga poses

TermDefinition
Tadasana Mountain Pose
Samasthiti Equal Standing/Prayer Pose
Utkatasana Awkward/Chair Pose
Uttanasana Intense Stretch/Standing Forward Bend
Utthita Hasta Padangustasana Extended Hand to Toe Pose
Vrkasana Tree Pose
Garudasana Bird of Prey/Eagle Pose
Natarajasana King of the Dancers/Royal Dancer Pose
Virabhadrasana Warrior Pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana Extended Side Angle Pose
Parivrtta Baddha Parsvakonasana Revolved Bound Side Angle Pose
Utthita Trikonasana Extended Triangle Pose
Parivrtta Trikonasana Revolved Triangle Pose
Parsvottanasana Intense Side Stretch/Pyramid Pose
Prasarita Padottanasana Wide Foot Intense Stretch Pose/Wide Forward Bend
Upavesasana Sitting Down Pose/Squat
Sukhasana Easy/Comfortable Seated Pose
Padmasana Lotus Pose
Dandasana Staff Pose
Paschimottanasana Back Intense Stretch Pose/Seated Forward Bend
Janu Sirsasana Head to Knee Pose
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana Revolved Head to Knee Pose
Mahamudra Great Seal
Upavistha Konasana Seated Wide Angle Pose
Baddha Konasana Bound Angle Pose
Supta Baddha Konasana Reclined Bound Angle Pose
Kurmasana Turtle Pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Gomukhasana Cow Faced Pose
Hanumanasana Monkey Pose/Splits
Navasana Boat Pose
Vajrasana Thunderbolt Pose
Virasana Hero's Pose
Supta Virasana Reclined Hero's Pose
Balasana Child's Pose
Ustrasana Camel Pose
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana One Legged Royal Pigeon Pose
Parighasana Gate Pose
Simhasana Lion Pose
Savasana Corpse Pose
Apanasana Wind Release Pose/Knees to Chest
Setu Bandhasana Bridge Pose
Dwi Pada Pitham Two-Legged Table/Dynamic Bridge Pose
Salamba Sarvangasana Supported All-Limb Pose/Shoulder Stand
Viparita Karani Inverted Pose
Halasana Plow Pose
Jathara Parivrtti Interior Twist/Reclined Belly Twist
Matsyasana Fish Pose
Anantasana Reclining Vishnu Couch Pose
Bhujangasana Cobra Pose
Dhanurasana Bow Pose
Salabhasana Locust Pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana Downward-Facing Dog Pose
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Upward-Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Vrksasana Downward-Facing Tree Pose/Hand Stand
Chaturanga Dandasana Four-Limb Staff Pose
Bakasana Crow/Crane Pose
Parsva Bakasana Side Crow/Crane Pose
Astavakrasana Eight-Angle Pose
Pincha Mayurasana Feathered Peacock Pose/Forearm Stand
Salamba Sirsasana Supported Head Stand
Vrschikasana Scorpion Pose
Urdhva Dhanurasana Upward Bow/Wheel Pose
Vasisthasana Sage/Side Plank Pose
Chatus Pada Pitham Four-Legged Table/Reverse Table Pose
Purvottanasana Upward Intense Stretch/Upward Plank Pose
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