Yoga Postures…..a work in progress

Yoga Postures

The yoga posture illustrated is the final stage of each posture. The journey towards these postures as you grow and develop through yoga is more important than reproducing the posture exactly as it appears in the picture,  the individual journey that we as yogis all take.

Each posture is given 3 names, they are; Common name, Sanskrit & English

Hero or Thunderbolt, Vajrasana, Thunderbolt posture

Benefits: Stretches knees ankles and feet and aids concentration.

Level: Beginner

Accomplished, Siddhasana, Perfect or Adept posture

Benefits: Opens the hips and improves concentration.

Level: Beginner.

Cobbler, Baddha Konasana, Bound Angle posture

Benefits: Opens the hips and aids concentration.

Level: Beginner

Dog down, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Dog face down posture

Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings and calf muscles. Develops both strength and suppleness in the shoulder joints.

Level: Beginners

Standing forward bend, Uttanasana, Extension.

Benefits: Stretches hamstrings and calf muscles.

Level: Beginner

Triangle, Utthita Trikonasana, Extended Triangle

Benefits: Develops strength in the legs and encourages an open chest.

Level: Beginner

Tree, Vrksasana, Tree posture

Benefits: Encourages and improves balance and concentration.

Level: Beginner

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