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Yoga By Rohit M

Yoga offers a wide array of poses, known as asanas, each with its own unique benefits. Today we are going to see different types of yoga. Here are some common yoga asanas categorized by their primary focus:

Standing Poses:

  • Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
  • Uttanasana (Forward Fold)
  • Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I)
  • Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)
  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Seated Poses:

  • Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)
  • Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Prone Poses:

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
  • Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)
  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  • Salabhasana (Locust Pose)

Supine Poses:

  • Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose)
  • Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose)
  • Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose)
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

Balancing Poses:

  • Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
  • Bakasana (Crow Pose)
  • Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Twisting Poses:

  • Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose)
  • Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja's Twist)
  • Matsyendrasana (Lord of the Fishes Pose)


  • Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose)
  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  • Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose)

Forward Bends:

  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
  • Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend)
  • Ardha Uttanasana (Half Forward Bend)

Inversion Poses:

  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)
  • Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
  • Sirsasana (Headstand)
  • Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Stand)

Restorative Poses:

  • Savasana (Corpse Pose)
  • Balasana (Child's Pose)
  • Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose)
  • Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose)

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These are just some of the many yoga asanas you can explore in your practice. Each pose offers its own set of physical and mental benefits, and the choice of which to include in your routine depends on your goals and level of experience. Remember that yoga is a personal journey, and you can adapt your practice to suit your needs and preferences.



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