Yoga Asana

Our Yoga Asana blog has everything you need to know about yoga asanas (poses).

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been practicing for a long time, we have something for you to learn here.

We’ll provide warm-up sequences, in-depth instructions on how to get into different postures and even the ‘why’ behind each pose.

Beyond that, we’ll talk about the benefits of specific poses and how you can use them to enhance your life, no matter your level of practice.

But this section isn’t only for practicing yogis, it’s for teachers too. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been practicing, we all need a refresher every once in a while. We have articles to answer your questions about different poses and even give you alternatives or modifications for each pose.

At Siddhi Yoga we believe in the foundations of the practice. Without a solid foundation, you’ll find it difficult to continuously grow your practice.

For those who are planning to do the yoga teacher training in India, we have prepared short videos series of asanas sequences to prepare your body before the course. You can start with this yoga warm up sequence first and then follow the Yoga Stretches for Beginners to Yogis of All Levels.

Alignment, balance and strength are key factors in building a dynamic practice. But learn one and not the others, and you’ll have a hard time taking your practice to the next level.

We need to be constantly learning about new ways to approach yoga to find the practice that will work best for us. There is no one right way to do yoga. It’s about finding the practice that works in your body and growing from there.

More than that, it’s important to know different ways of getting into each pose in order to practice them safely. While yoga is very healthy and holds an array of benefits, it can be a strenuous practice, one that, when not practiced with care, can lead to injury.

That’s why we have an entire section dedicated to asana practice. For students looking to learn more about the different ways to get into poses and teachers looking for modifications and alternatives to different poses, you’re in the right place.

Tadasana or Samasthiti (Mountain Pose)

In most systems of Hatha Yoga, Tadasana(tah-DAHS-uh-nuh), or Mountain Pose is seen as the most foundational pose in the entire practice. Also known as samsthithi, or equal standing, this pose is essentially the simple act…

7 Top Cross-Legged Poses and Their Benefits

In yoga, sometimes the simplest things are the most beneficial. Cross-legged poses don’t seem to offer much in the way of challenge. However, their importance in a traditional Hatha Yoga practice cannot be overstated. With…

10 Top Seated Yoga Poses For Beginners

Seated poses can help to open up the body; increasing mobility and cultivating calm, relaxed energy. Let’s learn some of the most important ones! This is the third in a series of Yoga For Beginners…

10 Top Standing Yoga Poses For Beginners

Now it’s time to learn some standing yoga poses to help build strength, balance, and body awareness. This is the second in a series of Yoga For Beginners articles. This one focuses on standing yoga…

Phalakasana (Plank Pose)

Phalakasana or Plank Pose is a transitional pose that prepares your body for other intense yoga poses. Similar to its name, the practitioner's body is held in a plank-like position, i.e., long and thin. This…

Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose)

Salamba Bhujangasana is a beginner level yoga pose that also serves as an excellent warm up pose. It opens up your shoulder and chest area and stretches the spine. It is also a great way to alleviate…

Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand Pose)

Also regarded as the King of Yoga Asanas or poses, Salamba Sirsana is a variation of the traditional Headstand pose. It displays a person's strength, beauty and control. The Supported Headstand Pose should only be…

Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose)

Uttana Shishosana is one of the easiest and most basic yoga poses or asanas, making it the perfect one for beginners. It is a combination of two different asanas, the Child Pose and the Downward Facing…

Camatkarasana (Flip Dog or Wild Thing Pose)

Camatkarasana or the Flip Dog Pose meticulously combines backbend and single hand balance. Therefore, before practicing this asana or yoga pose, it is important to work on the strength of your arms and shoulders. This…

Kakasana (Crow Pose)

In Kakasana, the arms are bent like a crow. Hence, the name Crow Pose. This pose is categorized under the arm balancing poses in Hatha yoga style. Though this is an advanced level pose, for…

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