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Basic Yoga Poses Names – Inversions, Hand Balancing, Supine and Miscellaneous Poses

Do you know the forms of hand balancing, supine and miscellaneous poses? Furthermore, do you know the names of these poses, both in Sanskrit and English?

Occasionally, yoga poses names make the practitioners, especially the beginners become confuse due to the Sanskrit name which is, probably, hard to remember. However, they (the beginners) also want to know the real name (Sanskrit name) of the poses.

Therefore, we provide you with information about yoga pose names both in Sanskrit and English through article. This article is written as a continuation of the previous article about basic yoga poses

The basic yoga poses names written in this article are as follows:

  • Inversions poses
  • Hand balancing poses
  • Supine poses
  • Miscellaneous poses

Happy learning about yoga poses names!

Inversions poses

  • Halasana – Plow pose
  • Sarvangasana – Shoulder stand pose / All limbs pose / Candlestick pose
  • Sirsasana Eka – Headastand pose I
  • Sirsasana Dvi – Headstand pose II

Hand balancing poses

  • Astavakrasana / Vakrasana – Eight bends pose / Ashtavakra pose
  • Eka-Hasta Bhujasana – One hand arm balance pose
  • Bakasana – Crane pose
  • Unmaditasana – Wild thing pose
  • Vasisthasana – Vasishtha’s pose
  • Adho-Mukha Vrksasana – Downward facing tree pose / Handstand pose

Supine poses

  • Jathara-Parivartanasana – Stomach rotating pose
  • Vayu-kavaca-suddhikrtasana – Windshield wiper pose
  • Supta Balasana – Supine child’s pose
  • Sucirandhrasana – Eye of the needle pose
  • Dvipada Yogidandasana – Bug pose / Happy baby pose / Two footed yogi’s staff pose
  • Parivrtta Supta Padangusthasana – Rotate supine big toe pose
  • Supta Padangusthasana (with upodghata) – Supine big toe pose (with preparation)

Miscellaneous pose

  • Parvatasana – Mountain pose
  • Marjarasana / Gavasana – Cat pose / Cow pose
  • Caturanga Dandasana – Four pointed staff pose / Grasshopper pose
  • Adho-mukha Svasana – Downward facing dog pose
  • Tadasana
  • Ekapada Bhekasana

This article is the end of basic yoga poses names. We will write about the expanding yoga poses names in the upcoming articles.

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