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Glossary of postures names


For those who are not familiar with the Sanskrit names of postures, here's a translation.

Standing


Trikonasana: Triangle
Parivrtta Trikonasana: Reversed (twisted) triangle
Parsvakonasana: Sideway stretch
Prasarita Padotanasana: Wide leg forward bend
Virabhadrasana: Warrior posture
Ardha Chandrasana: Half moon pose (balancing on one leg)
Uttanasana: Standing forward bend
Utkatasana: Half squat
Vrksasana: Tree pose
Garudasana: Eagle posture

Inversions


Sirsasana: Headstand
Sarvangasana: Shoulderstand
Halasana: Plough posture
Urdhva Padmasana: Shoulderstand with legs in lotus
Ado Mukha Svanasana: Downward facing dog

Backbends


Ustrasana: Camel
Salabhasana: Locust
Dhanurasana: Bow,
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana: Upward facing dog
Bhujanghasana: Cobra

Forward bends


Paschimottanasana: Sitting forward bend
Janusirsasana: One leg head to knee forward bend
Kurmasana: Tortoise
Maha Mudra: The great seal, a variation of Janusirsasana

Sitting asanas


Badhakonasana: Cobbler's pose (sometimes called butterfly)
Siddhasana: Perfect posture
Padmasana: Lotus
Vajrasana: Diamond posture (kneeling)
Svastikasana or Sukhasana: Easy posture (simple cross legged sitting posture)
Virasana: Hero posture (kneeling)
Gomukasana: Cow face posture

Miscellaneous asanas


Navasana: Boat posture
Matsyasana: Fish posture
Savasana: Corpse posture
Simhasana: Lion posture



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