In hatha yoga poses are held with balanced action and alignment, as opposed to vinyasa yoga where poses flow continuously with breath. Use the guide below to identify the poses you see in the video and learn the names of the poses in English and Sanskrit.
Many of these poses are intermediate level difficulty, so I wouldn’t recommend trying them with out proper instruction or a regular yoga practice. The poses are also not layer out in a particularly good sequence for practice. Therefor this video serves best as a demonstration to observe and learn the poses!
Want to learn how to do these poses? Join me in class or set up private lessons with me 🙂
*FYI – I am not longer teaching regularly at the studio in this video, so be sure to check my current schedule of classes!
Poses in the order they appear in this Video:
Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Pose
Bharadvajasana 2 – Bharadvajasana’s Twist Pose (named after Bharadvajasana, one of seven legendary seers, credited with composing the hymns collected in the Vedas)
Yogadandasana – Yogi’s Staff Pose
Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle Pose
Natarajasana – Lord of the Dance Pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fish’s Twist Pose (named after Matsyendrasana, the Lord of the Fishes)
Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana – Half Bound Lotus Seated Forward Fold Pose
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – Bridge Pose
Padangusthasana – Big Toe Pose
Tadasana to Urdhva Dhanurasana – Drop back from Mountain Pose into Upward Facing Bow Pose
Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana – Bound Extended Side Angle Pose