40 Hatha Yoga Poses

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The poses are illustrated with yoga stick-figures. All yoga pose names are written in English and Sanskrit. Some poses are for beginners and some for more advanced yogis and yoginis. With this yoga pose chart you can create your own yoga flow for your home practice. This yoga poster helps you to remember the English and Sanskrit pose names for your yoga teacher training. An easy yoga posture list with basic and advanced yoga poses.


A Hatha Yoga Poses Chart with Stick-Figures

Create your own sequence and decorate your yoga space!

Hatha Yoga Poses with English and Sanskrit Names

This table lists all 40 Hatha Yoga Poses with their English and Sanskrit (IAST) names

English Pose NameSanskrit Pose Name
MOUNTAIN POSEtāḍāsana
INTENSE SIDE STRETCH POSEpārśvottānāsana
SPHINX POSEsālamba bhujaṅgāsana
WILD THING POSEcamatkārāsana
BIRD OF PARADISE POSEsvarga dvijāsana
UPWARD SALUTE POSEūrdhva hāstāsana
EXTENDED SIDE ANGLE POSEutthita pārśvakoṇāsana
COBRA POSEbhujaṅgāsana
PIGEON POSEkapotāsana
MONKEY POSE / FRONT SPLITShanumānāsana
TREE POSEvṛkṣāsana
REVOLVED SIDE ANGLE POSEparivṛtta pārśvakoṇāsana
CRESCENT MOON POSEāñjaneyāsana
EXTENDED TRIANGLE POSEutthita trikoṇāsana
WARRIOR 1 POSEvīrabhadrāsana I
REVOLVED TRIANGLE POSEparivṛtta trikoṇāsana
WARRIOR 2 POSEvīrabhadrāsana II
HALF MOON POSEardha candrāsana
CAMEL POSEuṣṭrāsana
TWO-LEGGED INVERTED STAFF POSEdvipāda viparīta daṇḍāsana
BOUND ANGLE POSE / BUTTERFLYbaddha koṇāsana
REVERSE WARRIOR POSEviparīta vīrabhadrāsana
REVOLVED HALF MOON POSEparivṛtta ardha candrāsana
BOW POSEdhanurāsana
ONE-LEGGED INVERTED STAFF POSEekapāda viparīta daṇḍāsana
FIRE LOG POSE / DOUBLE PIGEON POSEagnistambhāsana
WARRIOR 3 POSEvīrabhadrāsana III
HALF MOON BOW POSE / SUGARCANE POSEardha candra cāpāsana
UPWARD BOW POSE / WHEELūrdhva dhanurāsana
LORD OF THE DANCE POSEnaṭarājāsana
LOTUS POSEpadmāsana
LOCUST POSEśalabhāsana
SCORPION POSEvṛścikāsana
UPWARD-FACING DOG POSEūrdhva mukha śvānāsana
ONE-LEGGED KING PIGEON POSEekapāda rāja kapotāsana
WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD BEND POSEprasārita pādottānāsana
KING PIGEON POSErāja kapotāsana
GODDESS POSEutkaṭa koṇāsana
GARLAND POSE /YOGI‘S SQUATmālāsana
BRIDGE POSEsetu bandha sarvāṅgāsana

“The word hatha is composed of two syllables: ha and tha. Ha stands for the seer, the Self, the soul (purusa), and for the sun (Surya) and the inbreath (prana). Tha represents nature (prakrti), consciousness (citta), the moon (chandra) and the outbreath (apana). Yoga, as already noted, means union. Hatha yoga, therefore, means the union of purusa with prakrti, consciousness with the soul, the sun with the moon, and prana with apana.“

Svātmārāma / foreword by B K S Iyengar / commentary by Hans Ulrich Rieker (1992): Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

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