Yoga Poses for Fitness

Yoga for fitness poses will work your entire body, burn fat, and tone muscle. Include these poses into your daily routine for overall improvements in strength and fitness.

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Boat Pose

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

Dolphin Plank Pose

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

Dolphin Pose

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

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...

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...

Locust Pose

Grouped among the so-called “baby backbends,” which includes Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) and Sea Monster Pose (described in the Variations section below), it is an...

Plank Pose

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

Revolved Side Angle Pose

 Since most students can’t easily keep their back heel down in this pose, a modified version will be described here with the back heel...

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 InstructionsStand in Tadasana. With an...

Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose

 (OORD-vah don-your-AHS-anna) urdhva = upward dhanu = bow Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsLie supine on the floor. Bend your knees and set your...

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

(OORD-vah MOO-kah shvon-AHS-anna) urdhva mukha = face upward (urdhva = upward mukha = face) svana = dog Upward-Facing Dog Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsLie prone on the...

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...

Warrior II Pose

  Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand...

Warrior III Pose

  Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand...
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