Asanas – Body postures

Asanas are designed to free our mind and body from tension and stress.  It relaxes, rejuvenates, and energizes the body and aims to bring the body and the mind into a harmonious union. Asanas should be done with comfort, ease, alertness and steadiness, achieving a balance between ease and effort.  The practice of moving the body into postures helps in improving health, strength, balance and flexibility. On a deeper level, the practice of asana, which means staying or abiding in Sanskrit, is used as a means to calm the mind and move into the inner essence of being.

Warm-up poses

Neck rolls, Shoulder lifts, cat and cow

Standing poses

Triangle Pose, Standing Side Stretch Pose, Warrior Pose, and Sun Salutation

Seated poses

Spread Leg Forward Fold, Hero Pose, Seated Forward Bend, and Child Pose

Twist poses

Half-Spinal Twist and Sage Twist

Supine poses

Leg Reclining Lunge, Locust Pose, Leg Raises, and Wind Relieving Pose

Inverted poses

Shoulderstand, Headstand, Downdog and Plough

Balance Poses

Tree, Eagle, Big Toe Balance, and Dancer’s Pose


Camel, Cobra, Wheel, and Bridge

Finishing poses

Corpse Pose or Savasana

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