Category: 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)

Tadasana(tah-DAHS-uh-nuh) may seem like just a fancy name for standing still,but did you know that there is an art to standing still? An unbalanced posture creates unnecessary stress and tension on certain parts of the…

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…

Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose)

Ananda Balasana is one of the beginner level poses found in the Hatha Yoga texts and is quite popular in the contemporary world. It stretches the hips, groins, chest and shoulder areas. Along with that, it…

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose)

Physical Benefits Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (par-ee-VRIT-tah PARSH-vah-cone-ah-suh-nuh) is a more intensified version of Parsvakonasana– hamstrings are stretched more and become more flexible. The pose tones the thighs, calves and ankles and it rejuvenates the entire spine,…

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

Physical Benefits Ardha Chandrasana (are-dah chan-DRAH-suh-nuh) removes stiffness in the lower back and tones the sacroiliac area. It develops the leg by strengthening the knees and the lateral muscles of the leg. It relives pressure…

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