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...

Happy Baby Pose

Happy Baby Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie on your back. With an exhale, bend your knees into your belly. Inhale, grip...

Dolphin Pose

Dolphin Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your...

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...

Four-Limbed Staff Pose

(chaht-tour-ANG-ah don-DAHS-anna) chaturanga = four limbs (chatur = four anga = limb) danda = staff (refers to the spine, the central “staff” or support of the body) Four-Limbed...

Plank Pose

Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana. Then inhale and draw your torso forward until the arms are perpendicular to...

Crane (Crow) Pose

(bahk-AHS-anna) baka = crane Crane (Crow Pose): Step-by-Step Instructions Squat down from Tadasana with your inner feet a few inches apart. If it isn’t...

Cat Pose

Marjari = cat Cat Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position. Make sure your knees are set...

Chair Pose

(OOT-kah-TAHS-anna) utkata = powerful, fierce Chair Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and raise your arms perpendicular to the floor. Either keep the...

Boat Pose

(par-ee-POOR-nah nah-VAHS-anna) paripurna = full, entire, complete nava = boat Step by Step Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you....