Yoga Poses Diagram

Yoga is a great way to stay in shape and stay relaxed. There are many different yoga poses that can help you to become stronger, more flexible, and more aware of your body. One great way to learn about the different poses is to look at diagrams and pictures of them. By doing this, you can easily see how each pose looks and how you should position your body for it.

Mountain Pose

Girl demonstrating Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose or Tadasana is often the starting point for many of the other yoga poses. Tadasana is an incredibly basic and inviting pose. To begin, you must stand with your feet close together and rest your hands on your hips.

Downward-Facing Dog

Downward-Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana is a great pose to strengthen your upper body while stretching your arms, legs, and back. To get into the pose, start in a four-limbed staff pose on your mat. After inhaling, lift your tailbone and your chest up as you press firmly into your palms and feet. Keep your feet and hands hip-width apart.

Tree Pose

Girl demonstrating Tree Pose

The Tree Pose or Vrksasana is a fairly simple pose that helps with balance and focus. To begin, stand straight with your legs close together. Then, lift one foot and place it against the thigh of the leg that is still on the ground. Keep your hips squared and your hands together in front of your chest in a prayer position.

Cobra Pose

Girl demonstrating Cobra Pose

The Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana is a great pose for stretching your chest and shoulders. To begin, lie on your stomach on your mat with your legs straight out behind you. Place your hands with your palms down beside your chest. As you inhale, straighten your arms and arch your back. Keep your hips pressed into the mat and your gaze up.

Warrior One Pose

Girl demonstrating Warrior One Pose

The Warrior One Pose or Virabhadrasana I is a great, standing backbend. To begin, start in a standing position with your legs hip-width apart. Step one foot forward and bend the knee at a 90 degree angle. Keep your back leg straight and both hips facing forward and square. As you inhale, reach your arms up toward the sky.

Half Moon Pose

Girl demonstrating Half Moon Pose

The Half Moon Pose or Ardha Chandrasana is a challenging balancing pose. To start, stand with your feet hip width