Noose Pose

This position, suitable for intermediate and advanced students, is described in the Full Pose section below. First we’ll look at a simpler version of...

Warrior III Pose

(veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand...

Warrior I Pose

Virabhadra’s Pose is also known as the Warrior Pose (there are three variation of Warrior, of which this is customarily numbered I). It may...

Handstand

Like its inverted cousins such as Forearm Balance and Headstand, a major obstacle to Handstand is a natural fear of falling. So the basic...

Revolved Triangle Pose

(par-ee-vrit-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna) parivrtta = to turn around, revolve trikona = three angle or triangle Revolved Triangle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. With an...

Feathered Peacock Pose

(pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna) pinca = feather mayura = peacock Feathered Peacock Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Perform a modified Adho Muhka Svanasana at your yoga wall, with...

Extended Side Angle Pose

It might be better, then, to think of Utthita Parsvakonasana as the “Extended Sides Angle Pose.” (oo-TEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) utthita = extended parsva = side, flank kona = angle Extended...

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

(pra-sa-REE-tah pah-doh-tahn-AHS-anna) prasarita = stretched out, expanded, spread, with outstretched limbs pada = foot ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend (compare the Latin verb...

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...