Yoga is all about one’s own journey and it helps to connect the body, mind, and spirit, allowing one to have a healthier state of being. With the diverse poses, one can find their own balance and shine in their physical strength. Here are some of the most commonly used yoga poses, both in English and in Sanskrit, that can help the body achieve a more relaxed state.
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
The mountain pose or Tadasana is the basic standing pose that forms the foundation for the rest of the poses. It is a standing pose that helps the body to attain balance and stability, along with a strong connection to the core.
Tree Pose (Vriksasana)
Tree Pose or Vriksasana is a balancing yoga pose that generally focuses on increasing the balance and grounding of the body, the flexibility of the hip joints, as well as the strength of the legs. It is best to keep the spine and neck in a straight and upright position while also engaging the core.
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the most iconic yoga poses and is widely considered as one of the easiest poses. The pose helps to strengthen the upper body, stretch the hamstrings and shoulder muscles, and even increase balance and coordination within the body.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana is a mild backbend that helps to increase flexibility of the spine and chest area. It also helps to strengthen and tone the arms, which is why it’s often paired with Warrior I Pose as well. It is important to take care not to overstretch the lower body.
Warrior I Pose (Virabhadrasana I)
Warrior I Pose or Virabhadrasana I is a standing pose that helps to stretch the hips and bring stability to the standing leg. It helps to strengthen the feet and legs, open the hips and chest, and prepare the body for more difficult poses. It is important to use a wall or other solid structure for balance, as it can be challenging to maintain for extended periods of time.
Crow Pose (Bakasana)
Crow Pose or Bakasana helps to improve balance, core and upper body strength, and arm balance coordination. It is considered an arm balance pose, requiring the body to use several different muscles and parts of the body in order to