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Different types of yoga poses

List of All Yoga Poses And Modifications

The list of all different types of yoga poses, or asanas from standard traditional to modern, from most difficult and hard to most gentle and basic yoga poses.In the following charts you will find yoga poses and sequences explained and segregated according to a person’s fitness or therapeutic goals.

different types of yoga

  1. Archer’s Pose (Akarna Dhanurasana)

Level: Advanced
Improves focus and memory
Deep stretches the arms and legs
Good for flat feet and sciatica

2. Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana)

Level: Intermediate
Tones waist and improves BMR
Relaxes spine and neck
Opens chest cavity for Pranayama

3. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Level: Intermediate
Strengthens neck and shoulders
Massages abdominal organs and kidneys
Tones lower back and calves

4. Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana)

Level: Intermediate
deal for women who are trying to get pregnant
Improves digestion
Relieves headache

5. Bound Angle Headstand Pose (Baddha Kona Sirsasana)

Level: Advanced Relieves from depression, stress and anxiet
Strengthens arms, wrists and shoulders Improves flexibility and balance

6. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)


Tones lower back, thighs and buttocks Stretches quads, ankles and forearm Opens chest cavity and strengthens lungs

7. Bridge Pose on Elbows (Dvapada Dhanurasana)

Level: IntermediateBeneficial in stress, depression an Improves neck and spine healt Enhances memory and focus

8. Camel pose(Ustrasana)                                                      

Level: Intermed

Strengthens knees and back Enhances balance and flexibility Improves concentration

9. Cat Pose (Bidalasana / Marjaryasana)                                                        

Level: Beginner Relaxes back and tones abdomen Aids in weight loss Rejuvenates body and mind

10. Chair pose (Utkatasana)                                                         

Level: Beginner Improves posture and balance Tones abdomen and thighs Great for athletes and runner

11. Child Pose (Balasana)                                                       

Level: Beginner Great for stress, depression, and anxiety Relaxes upper back, neck and  arms
Helps sleep better at night

12. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Level: Intermediate Improves focus and retention Enhances cardiovascular capacity Tones abdomen and lower back

13. Compass pose(Parivrtta surya Yantrasana)                                                                                                    Level:Advanced  Improves diProvides relief in respiratory disorders Develops patience

14. Corpse Pose (Savasana)                                                                                                     Level:Beginner Ideal pose for Yoga Nidra and abdominal breathingHelps rejuvenate mentally and rest restorative/follow up pose

15. Cow Face Pose
Level: Intermediate Improves back flexibility and stretches shoulders Enhances lung capacity Opens up hips and corrects seated posture



Updated: October 12, 2017 — 11:44 am

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