Asana Sanskrit/English Name Glossary

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This page is going to contain the Sanskrit and English names of Asanas. I will continue to update this as I learn more names. This page might get really long so I will provide quick links based on types of poses so you can find the names quicker.

Quick Links

Basic Poses       Hand Gestures

Restorative Poses (Calm)     Backbends

Forward Bends     Sitting and Kneeling Poses

Standing Poses     Laying/Reclined Poses

Leg Stretching Posts     Balancing Poses

Balancing Seated Poses       Balancing Standing Poses

Core Poses       Arm Balances

Inversions      Split Poses

Twist Poses      Bind Poses

Sanskrit Yoga Asana Names

Basic Poses

Mountain Pose- Tadasana

Downward Facing Dog- Adho Mukha Svanasana

Three-Legged Dog- Tri Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana

Table Pose- Bharmanasana

Staff Pose- Dandasana – Seated

Mountain Pose- Tadasana

Easy Pose- Sukahasana

Lotus Pose- Padmasana

Fire Log Pose- Agnistambhasana

Child’s Pose– Balasana

Cow Pose– Bitilasana

Cobbler’s Pose- Baddha Konasana

Hand Gestures

Hand Gesture 1- Gyan Mudra- two finger curled

Hand Yoga Pose 4- Namaste Pose – prayer hands

Restorative Poses [Calm/De- stress]

Reclining Hero Pose- Supta Virasana – [Laying like Fish Pose with knees beside]

Reclining Big Toe Pose- Supta Padangusthasana – [Laying on Back]

Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose- Viparita Karani

Extended Puppy Pose- Uttana Shishosana

Corpse Pose- Savasana

Backbends

Bow Pose- Dhanurasana

Full Wheel/Upward Bow Pose- Urdhva Dhanurasana

One Legged Wheel/Upward Bow- Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana

Standing Backbend- Anuvittasana

Wild Thing- Chamatkarasana

Bridge Pose- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Camels Pose- Ustrasana

Half Camel Pose- Ardha Ustrasana

King Pigeon Pose- Kapotasana

Fish Pose- Matsyasana

Uttanapadasana – Raised Legs Pose

Upward Facing Dog – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana [knees off ground]

Cobra Pose- Bhujangasana [knees on mat]

Half Frog Pose- Ardha Bhekasana – [foot curled into leg laying]

Extended Puppy Pose- Uttana Shishosana

Knees, Chest and Chin Pose- Ashtanga Namaskara

One Legged King Pigeon Pose I- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I

One Legged King Pigeon Pose II- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II [Lunge]

 Forward Bends

Standing Half Forward Bend- Ardha Uttanasana

Standing Forward Bend/Forward Fold- Uttanasana

Wide Legged Forward Bend- Prasarita Padottanasana

Intense Side Stretch Forward Bend- Parsvottanasana

Head-To-Knee Forward Bend- Janu Sirsasana

Bound Standing Forward Bend- Baddha Uttanasana

Sitting and Kneeling Poses 

Cat Pose- Marjaryasana

Lotus Pose- Padmasana

Fire Log Pose- Agnistambhasana

One Legged King Pigeon Pose I- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I

One Legged King Pigeon Pose II- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II [Lunge]

Double Big Toe Pose- Ubhaya Padangusthasana

Child’s Pose- Balasana

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose- Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Mrichi, I- Marichyasana 1- Seated Bind around One Leg

Heron Pose- Krounchasana – one leg to head

                                 Head-To-Knee Forward Bend- Janu Sirsasana

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose- Ardha Matsyendrasana

Full Boat Pose- Pariapurna Navasana

Cow Face Pose- Gomukahasana

Cobbler’s Pose- Baddha Konasana

 

Standing Poses

Warrior Pose 1- Virabhadrasana 1

Warrior Pose 2- Virabhadrasana 2

Warrior Pose 3- Virabhadrasana 3

Upward Salute – Urdhva Hastasana

Tree Pose- Vrksasana

Standing Split- Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana

Revolved Triangle Pose- Parivrtta Trikonasana- Twist

Revolved Side Angle Pose- Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Twist with Lunge

Lord of the Dance Pose- Natarajasana

Half Moon Pose- Ardha Chandrasana

Gate Pose- Parighasana

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose- Utthita Hasta Padangustasana

Eagle Pose- Garudasana

Utkatasana- Chair Pose/ Awkward Chair Pose

Standing Backbend- Anuvittasana

Bound Tree Pose- Baddha Vrksasana

 

Laying/Reclined Poses

Reclining Hero Pose- Supta Virasana – [Laying like Fish Pose with knees beside]

Reclining Bound Angle Pose- Supta Baddha Konasana

Reclining Big Toe Pose- Supta Padangusthasana – [Laying on Back]

Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose- Viparita Karani

Corpse Pose- Savasana

Side Reclining Leg Lift/Sleeping Vishnu Pose– Anantasana

Half Frog Pose- Ardha Bhekasana – [foot curled into leg laying]

Side Plank Pose- Vasisthasana

Infinity Pose- Supta Visvamitrasana

Locust Pose- Salabhasana

 

Leg Stretching Poses

Low Lunge- Anjaneyasana

High/Crescent Moon Lunge- Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana/Alanasana

Spear Pose- Kuntanasana

Side Reclining Leg Lift– Anantasana

Heron Pose- Krounchasana – one leg to head

Half Frog Pose- Ardha Bhekasana – [foot curled into leg laying]

Garland Pose- Malasana- Yoga Squat

Three-Legged Dog- Tri Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana

Infinity Pose- Supta Visvamitrasana

One Handed Tiger Pose- Eka Hasta Vyaghrasana

One Legged King Pigeon Pose I- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I

One Legged King Pigeon Pose II- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II [Lunge]

 

Balancing Poses

Extended Cat Pose/ Opposite Arm-Leg Balance- Utthita Marjaryasana

One Handed Tiger Pose- Eka Hasta Vyaghrasana

Tree Pose- Vrksasana

Lord of the Dance Pose- Natarajasana

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose- Utthita Hasta Padangustasana

Both/Double Big Toe Pose [pelvis] – Ubhaya Padangusthasana

Bound Tree Pose- Baddha Vrksasana

 

Balancing Seated Poses

Extended Cat Pose/ Opposite Arm-Leg Balance- Utthita Marjaryasana

Both/Double Big Toe Pose- Ubhaya Padangusthasana

Balancing Standing Poses

Tree Pose- Vrksasana

Lord of the Dance Pose- Natarajasana

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose- Utthita Hasta Padangustasana

Bound Tree Pose- Baddha Vrksasana

 

Core Poses

High Plank Pose- Uttihita Chaturanga Dadasana

Forearm Plank/Dolphin Plank- Makara Adho Mukha

Upward Plank Pose- Purvottansana

Side Plank Pose- Vasisthasana

Four-Limbed Staff Pose- Chaturanga Dandasana- [bent forearms]

 

Arm Balances

Shoulder-Pressing Pose- Bhujapidasana

Side Crane Pose- Parsva Bakasana

Scale Pose- Tolasana

Peacock Pose- Mayurasana

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I- Eka Pada Koundiyansana I

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II – Eka Pada Koundiyansana II

Four-Limbed Staff Pose- Chaturanga Dandasana- [bent forearms]

Firefly Pose- Tittibhasana

Eight-Angle Pose- Astavakrasana

Crane Pose- Bakasana

Crow Pose- Balasana

Elephant’s Trunk Pose- Eka Hasta Bhujasana

 

Inversions

Plow Pose- Halasana

Ear Pressure Pose/Knee to Ear Pose- Karnapidasana

Handstand- Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Supported Headstand– Salamba Sirsasana

Supported Headstand w Pike Legs- Salamba Sirsasana w Legs in Dandasana

Tripod Headstand- Mukha Hasta Sirsasana

Forearm Stand- Pincha Mayurasana

Supported Shoulder Stand- Salamba Sarvangasana

Unsupported Shoulder Stand- Niralamba Sarvangasana

Split Poses

Standing Split- Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana

Side Reclining Leg Lift/Sleeping Vishnu Pose– Anantasana

Monkey Pose- Hanumanasana

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose- Utthita Hasta Padangustasana

Twist Poses

Revolved Triangle Pose- Parivrtta Trikonasana- Twist

Revolved Side Angle Pose- Parivrtta Parsvakonasana – Twist with Lunge

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose- Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Half Moon Pose- Ardha Chandrasana

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose- Ardha Matsyendrasana

Eagle Pose- Garudasana

Cow Face Pose- Gomukahasana

Thread the Needle Pose/Revolved Childs Pose- Parsva Balasana

Speer Pose- Kuntanasana [Lunge Twist]

 

Bind Poses

Mermaid Pose- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana 1 Variation

Lunge Bind- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana 2 Variation

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Keeley

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