Scale Pose

(toe-LAHS-anna) tola = literally “poising one’s self”; usually rendered as “balance” or “scale” Scale Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Perform Padmasana (Lotus Pose). Place the palms...

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana, hands shoulder width apart. Step your left foot...

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I: Step-by-Step Instructions Come into it from a standing position. First bend your knees as if...

Peacock Pose

(my-yer-ahs-anna) mayura = peacock Peacock Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel on the floor, knees wide, and sit on your heels. Lean forward and press...

Side Plank Pose

The full version of Vasisthasana, as taught by BKS Iyengar, with the top leg raised perpendicular to the floor, is beyond the capacity of...

Wild Thing

Wild Thing: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog). Bring your weight into your right hand and roll...

Firefly Pose

Firefly Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Squat with your feet a little less than shoulder distance apart. Tilt your pelvis forward and bring your...

Shoulder-Pressing Pose

Shoulder-Pressing Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Squat with your feet a little less than shoulder width apart, knees wide. Tilt your torso...

Eight-Angle Pose

(ahsh-tah-vah-krahs-anna) asta = eight vakra = bent, curved Eight-Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose), with your feet separated a bit wider than...

Dolphin Plank Pose

Dolphin Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Dolphin Pose, knees bent. Then walk your feet back until your shoulders are directly over...