lotus pose padmasanaFor all the devout Yogi’s worldwide, we have created a comprehensive database of popular and mainstream Yoga Asanas & Yoga Poses. In addition, you will discover a categorical and pose type reference for each yoga pose and the chakra to which it pertains.

Variations of the basic yoga asanas are indicated by the following Sanskrit affixes:

English Sanskrit Meaning
Adho अधो downward
Ardha अर्ध half
Bandha बंध lock[ed], caught
Dvī द्वि two
Eka एक one, single
Parivṛtta परिवृत्त revolved, twisted
Supta सुप्त supine, reclining
Tulā तुला balance
Upaviṣṭha उपविष्ठ seated
Ubhaya उभय both, together
Ūrdhva ऊर्ध्व upward
Utthita उत्थित extended

YOGA POSES 

CATEGORICAL REFERENCES

Every Yoga Pose / Yoga Asana fits into one of these main categories:

  • Standing
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  • Seated
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  • Arm Balance
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  • Supine (Reclined / Lying on Back)
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  • Prone (Kneeling / Lying on Stomach)

TYPES OF YOGA POSES

Every Yoga Pose / Yoga Asana can be primarily defined as one of the following:

  • Inversion (head is below or level with the heart)
  • Core (engagement of the bandhas)
  • Back Bend
  • Forward Bend
  • Lateral Bend
  • Twist
  • Balance

CHAKRA YOGA POSES

CATEGORICAL REFERENCES

 
CHAKRA 7
Sahasrara
The Crown Chakra
CHAKRA 6
Ajna
The Third Eye Chakra

CHAKRA 5

Visuddha

The Throat Chakra

CHAKRA 4
Anahata
The Heart Chakra
CHAKRA 3
Manipura
The Solar Plexus
CHAKRA 2
Swadisthana
The Sacral Chakra

CHAKRA 1

Muladhara

The Root Chakra


Vinyasa, Restorative & Kundalini Chakra Yoga Poses for ALL

This database of Yoga Poses and Asanas have been listed in alphabetical order under their traditional Sanskrit name. The Sanskrit reference of the yoga pose is listed first, with the English or “Westernized” version to follow. In addition, you will find the main asana categorization, pose type for each yoga asana, and reference to which energy center or chakra this pose pertains.


Reverse Corpse Pose Adho Mukha Savasana

Sanskrit:

Adho Mukha Savasana (Advasana)

English Name:

Reverse Corpse Pose

Category: Prone

Pose Type: Inversion

Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Downward Facing Cross Legged Pose Adho Mukha Swastikasana

Sanskrit:

Adho Mukha Swastikasana

English Name:

Downward Facing Cross Legged Pose

Category: Seated

Pose Type: Forward Bend

Vishuddha – The Throat Chakra

Anahata – The Heart Chakra


Downward-Facing-Dog

Sanskrit:

Adho Mukha Svanasana

English Name:

Downward-Facing Dog

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Inversion

Manipura – The Solar Plexus
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra

Handstand-Yoga-Pose

Sanskrit:

Adho Mukha Vrksasana 

English Name:

Downward Tree Pose /  Handstand

Category: Arm Balance

Pose Type: Inversion

Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra


Fire-Log-Pose

Sanskrit:

Agnistambasana  

English Name:

Fire Log Pose

Category: Seated

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Archer Poes

Sanskrit:

Akarna Dhanurasana

English Name:

Shooting Bow / Archer Pose

Category: Seated

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Swadisthana – The Sacral Chakra

Happy-Baby-Pose

Sanskrit:

Ananda Balasana

English Name:

Happy Baby Pose / Dead Bug

Category: Supine

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Swadisthana – The Sacral Chakra


Side-Reclining-Leg-Lift-Yoga-Pose

Sanskrit:

Anantasana

English Name:

Side-Reclining Leg Lift

Category: Supine

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Low-Lunge-Yoga-Pose

Sanskrit:

Anjaneyasana

English Name:

Low Lunge / Crescent Moon Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Anahata – The Heart Chakra


Bound-Half-Lotus-Forward-Bend-Yoga-Pose

Sanskrit:

Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

English Name:

Half Bound Standing Lotus Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Forward Bend

Swadisthana – The Sacral Chakra

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Half Frog Shoulderstand Pose Ardha Bheka Parsva Sarvangasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Bheka Parsva Sarvangasana

English Name: 

Half Frog Side Shoulder Stand Pose

Category: Inversion

Pose Type: Balance

Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra

Visuddha – The Throat Chakra


Half-Frog-Yoga Pose

Sanskrit:

Ardha Bhekasana Kapotasana

English Name:

Half Frog Pose

Category: Prone

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Swadisthana – The Sacral Chakra

Half-Moon-Yoga-Pose

Sanskrit:

Ardha Chandrasana

English Name:

Half-Moon Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Balance

Manipura – The Solar Plexus


Sugarcane-Yoga-Pose Bound Half Moon

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Chandra Chapasana

English Name:

Bound Half Moon Pose / Sugarcane

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Back Bend

Manipura – The Solar Plexus


 

half bow pose ardha dhanurasanaSanskrit:

Ardha Dhanurāsana

English Name:

Half Bow Pose

Category: Prone

Pose Type: Back Bend

Manipura – The Solar Plexus


Half Splits Ardha Hanumanasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Hanumanasana

English Name:

Half Splits / Half Monkey Pose

Category: Prone

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Swadisthana – The Sacral Chakra

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Ardha Jaṭhara Parivartānāsana: Reclined Spinal Twist

Sanskrit:

Ardha Jathara Parivartanasana

English Name:

Half Revolved Belly Yoga Pose

Category: Supine

Pose Type: Twist

Anahata – The Heart Chakra


Side Lunge Ardha Malasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Malasana

English Name: 

Half Squat / Side Lunge Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Half Circle Pose Ardha Mandalasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Mandalasana

English Name: 

Half Circle Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


manipura chakra 3

Sanskrit:

Ardha Matsyendrasana I

English Name:

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

Category: Seated

Pose Type: Twist

Manipura – The Solar Plexus


Revolved-Extended-Side-Angle-Yoga-Pose Half Prayer Twist

Sanskrit:

Ardha Namaskar Parsvakonasana

English Name:

Half Prayer Twist / Revolved Side Angle Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Twist

Manipura – The Solar Plexus


half boat ardha navasana

Sanskrit:

Ardha Navasana

English Name:

Half Boat Pose

Category: Seated

Pose Type: Core

Manipura – The Solar Plexus


Half Lotus Side Shoulderstand Ardha Padma Parsva Sarvangasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Padma Parsva Sarvangasana

English Name: 

Half Lotus Side Shoulder Stand

Category: Inversion

Pose Type: Balance

Visuddha – The Throat Chakra


 

Half-Lotus-Yoga-PoseSanskrit:

Ardha Padmasana

English Name: 

Half Lotus Pose

Category: Seated

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra


Half Lotus in Shoulder Stand Pose Ardha Padma Sarvangasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Padma Sarvangasana

English Name:

Half Lotus in Shoulder Stand Pose

Category: Inversion

Pose Type: Balance

Visuddha – The Throat Chakra

Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra


Standing Half Lotus Pose Ardha Padmasana Vrksasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Padmasana Vrksasana

English Name:

Standing Half Lotus Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Balance

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Half Pyramid Pose Ardha Parsvottanasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Parsvottanasana

English Name:

Half Pyramid Pose

Category: Prone

Pose Type: Forward Bend

Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra

Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra


Half Seated Forward Bend Ardha Paschimottanasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Paschimottanasana

English Name:

Half Seated Forward Bend

Category: Seated

Pose Type: Forward Bend

Manipura – The Solar Plexus

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Dolphin Pose Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

Sanskrit:

Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

English Name:

Dolphin Pose

Category: Standing

Pose Type: Inversion

Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra


Reverse Table Pose Ardha Purvottanasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Purvottanasana

English Name:

Reverse Table Pose

Category: Supine

Pose Type: Hip Opener

Anahata – The Heart Chakra


half locust pose ardha salabhasana

Sanskrit:

Ardha Śalabhāsana I

English Name:

Half Locust Pose “A”

Category: Prone

Pose Type: Back Bend

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Half Locust Pose B Ardha-Salabhasana-II

Sanskrit:

Ardha Śalabhāsana II

English Name:

Half Locust Pose “B”

Category: Prone

Pose Type: Back Bend

Muladhara – The Root Chakra


Half Supported Headstand Ardha Salamba Sirsasana

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Salamba Sirsasana I

English Name: 

Half Supported Headstand “A”

Category: Arm Balance

Pose Type: Inversion

Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra


 

Half Supported Head Stand B Ardha Salamba Sirsasana II

Sanskrit: 

Ardha Salamba Sirsasana II

English Name: 

Half Supported Headstand “B”

Category: Arm Balance

Pose Type: Inversion