List of Yoga Poses: A-Z Asana Guide

Need step-by-step instructions for a yoga pose? Browse this alphabetical list for pose benefits, how-to information, and contraindications. Your go-to directory for all things asana.

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English NameSanskrit NamePose Type

Bharadvaja’s Twist

Bharadvajasana I

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

Big Toe Pose

Padangusthasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Boat Pose

Paripurna Navasana

Core Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Bound Angle Pose

Baddha Konasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Bow Pose

Dhanurasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Bridge Pose

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Yoga Backbends

Camel Pose

Ustrasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Cat Pose

Marjaryasana

Core Yoga Poses

Chair Pose

Utkatasana

Core Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Child’s Pose

Balasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Restorative Yoga Poses

Cobra Pose

Bhujangasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Corpse Pose

Savasana

Restorative Yoga Poses

Cow Face Pose

Gomukhasana

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Cow Pose

Bitilasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Crane (Crow) Pose

Bakasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Core Yoga Poses

Dolphin Plank Pose

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Core Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Dolphin Pose

Core Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Downward-Facing Dog

Adho Mukha Svanasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Eagle Pose

Garudasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Easy Pose

Sukhasana

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Eight-Angle Pose

Astavakrasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose

Utthita Hasta Padangustasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Extended Puppy Pose

Uttana Shishosana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses

Extended Side Angle Pose

Utthita Parsvakonasana

Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Extended Triangle Pose

Utthita Trikonasana

Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Feathered Peacock Pose

Pincha Mayurasana

Inversion Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Fire Log Pose

Agnistambhasana

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Firefly Pose

Tittibhasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses

Fish Pose

Matsyasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Four-Limbed Staff Pose

Chaturanga Dandasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Core Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Garland Pose

Malasana

Standing Yoga Poses

Gate Pose

Parighasana

Standing Yoga Poses

Half Frog Pose

Ardha Bhekasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

Half Moon Pose

Ardha Chandrasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Handstand

Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Inversion Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Happy Baby Pose

Ananda Balasana

Core Yoga Poses

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

Janu Sirsasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Hero Pose

Virasana

Seated Yoga Poses

Heron Pose

Krounchasana

Seated Yoga Poses

High Lunge

Standing Yoga Poses

High Lunge, Crescent Variation

Standing Yoga Poses

Intense Side Stretch Pose

Parsvottanasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

Viparita Karani

Restorative Yoga Poses

Locust Pose

Salabhasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Lord of the Dance Pose

Natarajasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Lotus Pose

Padmasana

Seated Yoga Poses

Low Lunge

Anjaneyasana

Standing Yoga Poses

Marichi’s Pose

Marichyasana III

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

Monkey Pose

Hanumanasana

Seated Yoga Poses

Mountain Pose

Tadasana

Standing Yoga Poses

Noose Pose

Pasasana

Binding Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II

Yoga Backbends

Peacock Pose

Mayurasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses

Pigeon Pose

Kapotasana

Yoga Backbends

Plank Pose

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Core Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Plow Pose

Halasana

Inversion Yoga Poses

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I

Eka Pada Koundinyanasana I

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II

Eka Pada Koundinyanasana II

Arm Balance Yoga Poses

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I

Marichyasana I

Binding Yoga Poses
Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Supta Baddha Konasana

Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Restorative Yoga Poses

Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

Supta Padangusthasana

Restorative Yoga Poses

Reclining Hero Pose

Supta Virasana

Restorative Yoga Poses

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Seated Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

Revolved Side Angle Pose

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

Revolved Triangle Pose

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses
Twist Yoga Poses

Scale Pose

Tolasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Core Yoga Poses

Seated Forward Bend

Paschimottanasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Shoulder-Pressing Pose

Bhujapidasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses

Side Crane (Crow) Pose

Parsva Bakasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses

Side Plank Pose

Vasisthasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Balancing Yoga Poses
Core Yoga Poses

Side-Reclining Leg Lift

Anantasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Core Yoga Poses

Sphinx Pose

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Staff Pose

Dandasana

Seated Yoga Poses

Standing Forward Bend

Uttanasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses

Standing Half Forward Bend

Ardha Uttanasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Standing Split

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Supported Headstand

Salamba Sirsasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Inversion Yoga Poses

Supported Shoulderstand

Salamba Sarvangasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Inversion Yoga Poses

Tree Pose

Vrksasana

Balancing Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses

Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Upward Plank Pose

Purvottanasana

Strengthening Yoga Poses

Upward Salute

Urdhva Hastasana

Standing Yoga Poses

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Chest Opening Yoga Poses
Yoga Backbends

Warrior I Pose

Virabhadrasana I

Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Warrior II Pose

Virabhadrasana II

Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Warrior III Pose

Virabhadrasana III

Balancing Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend

Upavistha Konasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Seated Yoga Poses

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Prasarita Padottanasana

Forward Bend Yoga Poses
Hip Opening Yoga Poses
Standing Yoga Poses
Strengthening Yoga Poses

Wild Thing

Camatkarasana

Arm Balance Yoga Poses
Chest Opening Yoga Poses

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