Calms the brain and rejuvenates tired legs.
A modification of Plank Pose, Dolphin Plank Pose strengthens and tones the core, thighs, and arms.
Don't let the name fool you. If you're used to sitting in chairs, Sukhasana can be quite challenging.
This pose is also commonly called Forearm or Elbow Balance.
The alignment in Handstand is exactly the same as it is in Mountain, the only difference being in the position of the arms.
Uttanasana will wake up your hamstrings and soothe your mind.
This version of Shoulderstand is performed with blanket support under the shoulders.
Upward-Facing Dog will challenge you to lift and open your chest.
One poetic translation of this pose means "the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart."
Savasana is a pose of total relaxation--making it one of the most challenging asanas.
A nice shoulder-opening. Also strengthens the core, arms, and legs.
A cross between Child's Pose and Downward Facing Dog. This pose lengthens the spine and calms the mind.
Stretches the outer hips intensely, particularly the piriformis, which is often the main culprit of sciatic pain.
A forward bend for all levels of students, Janu Sirsasana is also a spinal twist.
Standing on your head in proper alignment calms the brain and strengthens the body.
Strengthens the arms, legs, abdomen, and spine, and gives a boost of energy.
The pose as described here is technically known as Prasarita Padottanasana I.