The Pose Library

YJ’s Pose Library: The Most In-Depth Asana Knowledge Online

Meet your asana advisor, complete with video instruction, pose variations, anatomy information, and more.

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If you’re a regular Yoga Journal reader, we imagine you’re already something of an asana expert—you can flow through most common yoga poses with good form and proper alignment. But in yoga (as in life!) there’s always more to learn. Which is why we’re excited to share Yoga Journal‘s new Pose Library, the deepest and richest pose information you’ll find on the internet.

Our Pose Library is a growing database of dozens of yoga poses that serves as your personal asana advisor. In addition to step-by-step instructions on how to properly come into a posture, the Pose Library includes:

  • Expert advice from top teachers
  • Video instruction, with voice-guided alignment tips and cues
  • Detailed anatomy illustrations from Dr. Ray Long that show how your body engages (and relaxes) in a pose
  • Multiple variations, with and without props
  • Preparatory and counter poses
  • Tips for beginners and partnering
  • Ways to deepen the pose
  • And more!

Whether you’re curious about a pose (even we need an occasional reminder about the differences between Crane and Crow!) or are a yoga teacher looking for new ways to modify a posture or sequence your classes, we guarantee that YJ‘s Pose Library is a resource you’ll return to again and again—and we’re adding to it all the time.

The Pose Library is only available to members, so if you haven’t joined yet, it’s a great time to sign up. In addition to our exclusive Pose Library, members can access our growing catalog of on-demand courses and classes; videos and sequences from industry-leading teachers; award-winning content from YJ and our family of brands, including Clean Eating, Vegetarian Times, Women’s Running, and Outside; hundreds of meal plans; discounts on gear and travel experiences, and so much more.

We know you’ll find value in joining our community—and we’ll be introducing more exciting member perks in the near future.

Thank you, as always, for reading, and let us know what you think. You can reach us at

—Tracy Middleton, YJ Brand Director