Yoga Poses in English and Sanskrit

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Here is a list of 215 Yoga Poses in English and Sanskrit. This list with yoga pose names and stick-figures can help you with your yoga practice, as well as prepare for any yoga teacher training.

Printable PDF with Yoga Stick-Figures

The names of these poses can be confusing, especially if you’re new to yoga. I have created a simple printable PDF which lets you easily and quickly learn the name of almost all major poses in yoga. Get the printable download so that you don’t need to bother looking up names every time.

215 Yoga Poses in English and Sanskrit

This PDF cheat sheet includes:

  • yoga stick-figures
  • English pose names
  • Sanskrit pose names
  • bandhas
  • mudras
  • chakras

FREE DOWNLOAD: 60 Yoga Pose Names

This PDF cheat sheet includes:

  • yoga stick-figures
  • English pose names
  • Sanskrit pose names

List of Hatha Yoga Poses with Names

Here is a list of the most common yoga poses names. Knowing these pose names will help if you’re a yoga teacher or if you are planning to learn yoga at home. This list of the most common yoga pose names will help you learn them quickly and easily.

215 Yoga poses in English and Sanskrit

English Pose NameSanskrit Pose Name
Accomplished Posesiddhāsana
Airplane / Direction Posedigāsana
Archer / Shooting Bow Poseākarṇa dhanurāsana 
Baby Cobra Poseardha bhujaṅgāsana 
Baby Cradle Posehindolāsana 
Ball Posepiṇḍāsana 
Bharadvaja’s Twist A Posebharadvājāsana I 
Big Toe Posepādāṅguṣṭhāsana 
Bird of Paradise Posesvarga dvijāsana 
Boat Posenāvāsana 
Bound Angle Posebaddha koṇāsana 
Bound Angle Headstand Posebaddha koṇā śīrṣāsana 
Bound Crescent Moon Posebaddha āñjaneyāsana 
Bound Hands Headstand Posebaddha hasta śīrṣāsana 
Bound Infinity / Sleeping Viṣṇu Posebaddha anantāsana 
Bound Lotus Posebaddha padmāsana 
Bound Side Angle Posebaddha pārśvakoṇāsana 
Bound Wheel Posecakra bandhāsana 
Bow Posedhanurāsana 
Bridge Posesetu bandha sarvāṅgāsana 
Bridge Building Posesetu bandhāsana 
Camel Poseuṣṭrāsana 
Cat Posebiḍālāsana / mārjārāsana 
Chair Poseutkaṭāsana 
Chest-Knees-chin Poseaṣṭāṅga namaskāra 
Child’s Posebālāsana 
Cobra Posebhujaṅgāsana 
Corpse Poseśavāsana 
Cow Posebitilāsana 
Cow Face Posegomukhāsana 
Cowherd Posegorakṣāsana 
Crane Posebakāsana 
Crescent Lunge Poseaṣṭa candrāsana 
Crescent Moon Poseāñjaneyāsana 
Crocodile Posemakarāsana 
Crocodile Pose (Ashtanga)nakrāsana
Crow Posekākāsana 
Dolphin Poseardha piñca mayūrāsana 
Dolphin Plank Posemakara adho mukha śvānāsana 
Double Big Toe Poseubhaya pādāṅguṣṭhāsana 
Downward-Facing Dog Poseadho mukha śvānāsana 
Eagle Posegaruḍāsana 
Ear Pressure Posekarṇapīḍāsana 
Easy Posesukhāsana 
Eight-Angle Poseaṣṭāvakrāsana 
Elephant Trunk Poseekahasta bhujapīḍāsana 
Embryo in Womb Posegarbha piṇḍāsana 
Equestrian Poseaśva sañcalanāsana 
Extended Child’s Poseutthita bālāsana 
Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Poseutthita hasta pādāṅguṣṭhāsana 
Extended Leg Poseuttāna pādāsana 
Extended Side Angle Poseutthita pārśvakoṇāsana 
Extended Triangle Poseutthita trikoṇāsana 
Feathered Peacock Posepiñca mayūrāsana 
Feet-Behind-The Head A Posedvipāda śīrṣāsana A
Feet-Behind-The Head B Posedvipāda śīrṣāsana B
Figure 4 / Half Chair Poseeka pāda utkaṭāsana 
Fire Log / Double Pigeon Poseagnistambhāsana 
Firefly Poseṭiṭṭibhāsana 
Fish Posematsyāsana 
Five-Pointed Star Poseutthita tāḍāsana 
Floating Staff Poseutplutiḥ daṇḍāsana 
Flying Pigeon Poseekapāda gālavāsana 
Foot-Behind-The-Head 1 Poseekapāda śīrṣāsana I 
Foot-Behind-The-Head 2 Poseekapāda śīrṣāsana II 
Foot-Behind-The-Head 3 Poseekapāda śīrṣāsana III 
Four-Limbed Staff Posecaturaṅga daṇḍāsana 
Frog (B) Posebhekāsana 
Frog (M) Posemaṇḍūkāsana 
Garland / Yogi’s Squat Posemālāsana 
Gate Poseparighāsana 
Goddess Poseutkaṭa koṇāsana 
Gorilla Posepādahastāsana 
Half Boat Poseardha nāvāsana 
Half Bound Lotus Forward Bend Poseardha baddha padma paścimottānāsana 
Half Bow Poseardha dhanurāsana 
Half Circle Poseardha maṇḍalāsana 
Half Cow Face Poseardha gomukhāsana
Half Four-Limbed Staff Poseardha caturaṅga daṇḍāsana 
Half Frog Poseardha bhekāsana 
Half Happy Baby Poseardha ānanda bālāsana 
Half Hero Poseardha vīrāsana 
Half Locust Poseardha śalabhāsana 
Half Lord of the Fishes Poseardha matsyendrāsana 
Half Lotus Poseardha padmāsana 
Half Lotus Tree Poseardha padma vṛkṣāsana 
Half Monkey Poseardha hanumānāsana 
Half Moon Poseardha candrāsana 
Half Moon Bow Poseardha candra cāpāsana 
Half Pigeon Poseardha kapotāsana 
Half Reclining Hero Poseardha supta vīrāsana
Half Wheel Poseardha cakrāsana 
Handstand Poseadho mukha vṛkṣāsana 
Happy Baby Poseānanda bālāsana 
Head-To-Knee Posejānu śīrṣāsana 
Hero Posevīrāsana 
Heron Posekrauñcāsana 
Himalayan Duck Posekāraṇḍavāsana
Horse Face Posevātāyanāsana 
Humble Warrior Posebaddha vīrabhadrāsana 
Infinity / Sleeping Viṣṇu Poseanantāsana 
Intense Side Stretch Posepārśvottānāsana 
Inverted Locust Poseviparīta śalabhāsana 
Inverted Staff Poseviparīta daṇḍāsana 
King Pigeon Poserāja kapotāsana 
Lion Posesiṃhāsana 
Little Thunderbolt Poselaghu vajrāsana 
Lizard Poseuttāna pṛṣṭhāsana
Locust Poseśalabhāsana 
Lord of the Dance Posenaṭarājāsana 
Lord of the Fishes Poseparipūrṇa matsyendrāsana 
Lotus Posepadmāsana 
Marichi’s Pose A Posemaricyāsana I 
Marichi’s Pose C Posemaricyāsana III 
Melting Heart Poseanāhatāsana 
Mermaid Poseekapāda rāja kapotāsana 
Monkey Posehanumānāsana 
Mountain Posetāḍāsana 
Noose Posepāśāsana 
One-Legged Bridge Poseekapāda setu bandha sarvāṅgāsana 
One-Legged Downward-Facing Dog Poseekapāda adho mukha śvānāsana 
One-Legged Inverted Staff Poseekapāda viparīta daṇḍāsana 
One-Legged King Pigeon Poseekapāda rāja kapotāsana 
One-Legged Plank Poseekapāda kumbhakāsana 
One-Legged Scorpion Poseekapāda vṛścikāsana 
One-Legged Shoulderstand Poseekapāda sarvāṅgāsana 
One-Legged Upward Bow Poseekapāda ūrdhva dhanurāsana
One-Legged Wind-Relieving Poseekapāda pavanamuktāsana 
Peacock Posemayūrāsana 
Pendant Poselolāsana 
Pigeon Posekapotāsana 
Plank Posekumbhakāsana 
Plow Posehalāsana 
Rabbit Poseśaśāsana
Reclining Angle Posesupta koṇāsana 
Reclining Baby Cradle Posesupta hindolāsana
Reclining Big Toe Posesupta pādāṅguṣṭhāsana 
Reclining Bound Angle Posesupta baddha koṇāsana 
Reclining Hero Posesupta vīrāsana 
Reclining Pigeon Posesupta kapotāsana 
Reclining Revolved Eagle Posesupta parivṛtta garuḍāsana 
Reclining Staff Posesupta daṇḍāsana 
Reclining Thunderbolt Posesupta vajrāsana
Reclining Tortoise Posesupta kūrmāsana 
Reclining Tree Posesupta vṛkṣāsana
Reclining Twist Posesupta matsyendrāsana 
Reverse Corpse Poseadhvāsana
Reverse Table Poseardha pūrvottānāsana
Reverse Triangle Poseviparīta trikoṇāsana 
Reverse Warrior Poseviparīta vīrabhadrāsana 
Revolved Boat Poseparivṛtta nāvāsana 
Revolved Bound Crescent Moon Poseparivṛtta baddha āñjaneyāsana 
Revolved Bound Side Angle Poseparivṛtta baddha pārśvakoṇāsana 
Revolved Chair Poseparivṛtta utkaṭāsana 
Revolved Crescent Lunge Poseparivṛtta aṣṭa candrāsana
Revolved Crescent Moon Poseparivṛtta āñjaneyāsana 
Revolved Downward-Facing Dog Poseparivṛtta adho mukha śvānāsana 
Revolved Easy Poseparivṛtta sukhāsana 
Revolved Goddess Poseparivṛtta utkaṭa koṇāsana
Revolved Half Lotus Poseparivṛtta ardha padmāsana 
Revolved Half Moon Poseparivṛtta ardha candrāsana 
Revolved Hand-To-Big-Toe Poseparivṛtta hasta pādāṅguṣṭhāsana 
Revolved Head-To-Knee Poseparivṛtta jānu śīrṣāsana 
Revolved Side Angle Poseparivṛtta pārśvakoṇāsana 
Revolved Split-Legged Headstand Poseparivṛttaikapāda śīrṣāsana 
Revolved Thunderbolt Poseparivṛtta vajrāsana 
Revolved Triangle Poseparivṛtta trikoṇāsana 
Revolved Wide-Legged Forward Bend Poseparivṛtta prasārita pādottānāsana 
Rooster Posekukkuṭāsana 
Runner’s Lunge Poseutthita aśva sañcalanāsana 
Scale / Lifted Lotus Posetulāsana / utplutiḥ 
Scorpion Posevṛścikāsana 
Scorpion Handstand Posevṛścikāsana B 
Seated Forward Bend Posepaścimottānāsana 
Shoulder Press Posebhujapīḍāsana 
Shoulder Stand Posesālamba sarvāṅgāsana 
Side Bow Posepārśva dhanurāsana 
Side Fetal Posepārśva śavāsana 
Side Lunge Poseskandāsana 
Side Plank Posevasiṣṭhāsana 
Side Plow Posepārśva halāsana 
Sleeping Yogi Poseyoga nidrāsana 
Snake Posesarpāsana 
Sphinx Posesālamba bhujaṅgāsana 
Staff Posedaṇḍāsana 
Standing Backbend Poseanuvittāsana 
Standing Forward Bend Poseuttānāsana 
Standing Half Bound Lotus Forward Bend Poseardha baddha padmottānāsana 
Standing Half Forward Bend Poseardha uttānāsana 
Standing Splits Poseūrdhva prasārita eka pādāsana 
Supported Headstand Posesālamba śīrṣāsana 
Supta Urdhva Pada Vajrasana Posesupta ūrdhva pāda vīrāsana 
Table Posebhārmanāsana
Thread the Needle Posepārśva bālāsana 
Three Parts Forward Bend Posetiryaṅ mukhaikapāda paścimottānāsana 
Thunderbolt Posevajrāsana 
Tiger Posevyāghrāsana 
Tortoise Posekūrmāsana 
Tree Posevṛkṣāsana 
Tripod Headstand Posemukta hasta śīrṣāsana 
Unsupported Tiger Posenirālamba vyāghrāsana 
Upward Bow / Wheel Poseūrdhva dhanurāsana / cakrāsana 
Upward Lotus Poseūrdhva padmāsana 
Upward Plank Posepūrvottānāsana 
Upward Salute Poseūrdhva hāstāsana 
Upward Salute Side Bend Posepārśva ūrdhva hāstāsana 
Upward-Facing Dog Poseūrdhva mukha śvānāsana 
Upward-Facing Forward Bend Poseūrdhva mukha paścimottānāsana 
Warrior 1 Posevīrabhadrāsana I 
Warrior 2 Posevīrabhadrāsana II
Warrior 3 Posevīrabhadrāsana III 
Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend Poseupaviṣṭa koṇāsana 
Wide-Legged Forward Bend Poseprasārita pādottānāsana 
Wild Thing Posecamatkārāsana 
Wind-Relieving Posepavanamuktāsana 
Wounded Peacock Posepungu mayūrāsana 
Yoga Seal Poseyoga mudrā 

How to Pronounce Yoga Poses in Sanskrit

Not sure how to pronounce Sanskrit poses and other Sanskrit words? This FREE Sanskrit pronunciation guide will help you in learning the proper pronunciation:

How Many Yoga Poses Are There?

There are a lot of yoga poses out there. So how many are there? I’m here to tell you, my friend, and allow me to be clear: there is no correct answer to this question. 

There are 84 classic asanas. Goraksha Samhita, an 11th-century text about hatha yoga, describes the 84 postures in relation to there being 8,400,000 possible variations.

Today, there are hundreds of different asanas practiced around the world — so many that it can be hard to keep track of them all! Plus, there are plenty of variations on each pose.

So it would be impossible to quantify the number of yoga poses. But I have collected more than 200 yoga poses with their Sanskrit names (so far). Download the list of 215 yoga poses in English and Sanskrit here!

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Hi! My name is Chiara! I am the founder of Yoga Paper. I'm a yoga teacher, graphic designer and linguist – now combining these things to create illustrative tools to help you on your yoga journey!

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