Basic Yoga Poses Names – Standing, Sitting, Forward Bend, Hip Openers

Do you know the complete yoga poses names, especially basic yoga poses? Sometimes, yoga practitioners, especially for the beginners feel a little bit difficult to remember all the names of yoga poses. Therefore, we provide you with information about yoga pose names along with the Sanskrit names.

As an initiation, we will start our article with the names of basic yoga poses. The yoga poses names that will be written here are as follows:

  • Standing poses
  • Sitting poses
  • Forward bend poses
  • Hip openers poses

All of these poses are include in basic yoga poses. There are many forms from each of these poses. Try to remember them and then practice them to enhance your quality of life.

Forms of Basic Yoga Poses

Standing Poses

  • Anjali mudra – Open gesture. Put your hands held together like praying with a space between them
  • Tadasana – Mountain Pose
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended side angle pose
  • Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide legged forward bend pose
  • Parsva Uttanasana – Forward bend to the side pose
  • Uttanasana – Intense stretch / forward bend pose
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved triangle pose
  • Ardha Candrasana – Half-moon pose
  • Virabhadrasana Eka – Warrior I / Virabhadra pose I
  • Virabhadrasana Dvi – Warrior II / Virabhadra pose II
  • Utthita Trikonasana – (Extended) triangle pose
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Revolved side angle pose
  • Vrksasana – Tree pose
  • Parsvottanasana – Pyramid pose / Side intense stretch pose / Side forward bend pose
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana – Extended hand to big toe pose

Sitting, Forward Bend, Hip Openers Poses

  • Siddhasana – Perfect(ed) pose
  • Sukhasana – Easy pose
  • Virasana – Hero’s pose
  • Dandasana – Staff pose
  • Balasana – Child’s pose
  • Ardha-Padmasana – Half-lotus pose
  • Tryanga-mukhaikapada Pascimottanasana – Three limbed face to single leg forward fold / back extension pose
  • Janu Sirsasana – Head to knee pose
  • Eka-Pada Rajakapotasana, upodghata – One footed royal pigeon pose
  • Baddha Konasana – Bound angle pose / Butterfly pose
  • Paschimottanasana – Forward fold pose / Back extension pose
  • Agnistambhasana – Fire log pose
  • Upavista Konasana – Lowered angle pose / Seated angle pose
  • Parsva Upavista Konasana – Sideways seated angle pose
  • Maricyasana Eka – Marichi’s pose I
  • Krauncasana – Heron pose
  • Navasana – Boat pose

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