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Encyclopedia of Poses

The Encyclopedia of Poses is an ever-growing category. I will gradually be adding more and more yoga poses as I write articles about them. Some articles may make reference to the category.

Basic Yoga Poses - Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose star
Experience the powerful benefits of Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose

Basic Yoga Poses - Mountain Pose star
Mountain Pose or tadasana, the foundation for all the standing poses, cultivates strength, stability, and stillness

Basic Yoga Poses - Warrior II star
Increase strength and stamina while relieving back pain with Warrior II pose

Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose star
The Half Lord of the Fishes is a great pose and provides a deep twist on the spine. There are many benefits of regular practice, though caution is advised when starting out. Here I give you the steps to performing this pose safely.

Headstand Pose - Shirshasana star
The yoga headstand has as many fans as it has abstainers due to its challenging nature. Mostly it is thought to be highly beneficial to practice the Headstand asana. Here you will find a step by step guide to help you get into this challenging position safely and effectively.

How To Do Chatarunga Dandasana Safely star
Chatarunga Dandasana, or Four-Limbed Staff Pose, is excellent for building upper body and core strength as well as increasing your stamina and endurance. Read on for tips on how to practice this asana safely!

How To Do Sarvangasan (Shoulder Stand) Effectively star
Sarvangasan, also know as the shoulder stand, can be quite a challenging posture to practice. Here I offer some of the benefits you can expect and tips on how to do it safely and effectively.

How To Do Ushtrasan (The Camel Pose) Effectively star
Ushtrasan has many benefits when practiced properly. Here I give you insights into how to perform the posture and the benefits you are likely to receive.

Kamarchakrasan - The Wheel Pose star
Kamarchakrasan is a fabulous posture to increase flexibility of the spine, and activate the chakras. Find out the many benefits of this simple yet effective posture.

Practicing Halasan (The Plough) star
This asana is a incredibly beneficial although it may take some time to master. I've outlined the main aspects of it here and provided details of how to perform The Plough safely.

Practicing Shavasan star
Shavasan is a very important asan. It works on many levels, assisting with bringing harmony between the mind and body. Here I explain how to practice Shavasan for maximum benefits.

Spotlight on Ardhchandrasan Crescent Moon Pose star
The Crescent Moon pose is a simple yet very effective posture when performed correctly. Here I offer some guidance on getting the most out of practicing the Crescent Moon, and increasing the benefits you can expect through regular and focused practice.

Tadasan - The Palm Tree star
Tadasan is a simple yet effective asan bringing many benefits. Back pain and bad posture are rife this day and age, however, with the addition of Tadasan you may be surprised at the reduction in symptoms and renewed energy you experience.

The Butterfly Posture - Hip Opener star
Yoga relies on a certain amount of flexibility of body and mind. This simple yet effective posture will assist in opening the hips and improving the quality of your meditation.

The Supine Spinal Twist star
Practicing the Supine Spinal Twist brings great benefits to your body. It is simple to practice, and assists with spinal flexibility. Practicing twists daily helps us stay more active, and mobile.

The Tree Pose star
Yoga is closely connected to nature, and through practicing it outdoors it is possible to feel in harmony with the ebb and flow of life. The Tree pose is fantastic for grounding and focusing the mind.

Trikonasan - The Triangle Pose star
Trikonasan is a lovely posture which give an amazing stretch across the back, waist, and arms. By learning how to do Trikonasan effectively, it won't be long until you are reaping the benefits.

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