16 Most Important Yoga Poses (Asanas)

Yoga is right to your frame in so many ways. Traditionally Yoga is the ability to meditate. Patanjali defined yoga as a “Stop of Thought Formation“. Today this is not the core of the practices but a kind of text a check on achievements in yoga in general. If these yoga poses do not work at all, they should be tightened.

Nowadays, the maximum not unusual practice of yoga isn’t meditation, namely asana. Meditation is the better tiers of Patanjali’s yoga, not all are accomplishing them. And it is preceded by means of perfection in learning asana (as, by the manner, and pranayama). Therefore, asana is referred to as the foundation of yoga practice – it purifies the frame and stabilizes the mind, allowing a person to transport along the path of yoga further.

1. Mountain pose (Tadasana, standing yoga pose):

Mountain pose (Tadasana, standing yoga pose)

Mountain pose is the bottom for all standing poses; it gives you a sense of the way to floor in on your feet and feel the earth underneath you. Mountain pose can also appear as “Real Status” however there may be a ton taking place.

2. Padmasana – “The Lotus Pose” (Seated Yoga Pose)

It is a Very stable reflective pose, which works optimally with human energy (prevents the outflow of energy). If this posture is comfortable we can assume that halfway to a good meditation passed, and pranayama will go better.It helps to get relief from depression and anxiety.

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3. Siddhasana – “Perfect Pose”

It is also known as “Pose of Excellence” or “Pose of the Perfect Sage“. Another optimal posture, It redirects energy from sexual centers to the upper ones. It is also convenient for meditation and pranayama.

4. Swastikasana – “Twisted pose”

It is also known as “Pose of the Swastika” or “Blessed Pose“.
It is a kind of compromise position which is much easier than Padmasana or lotus pose, but it is also quite stable.It is Good for pranayama and meditation
if you cannot get a lotus.

Related: How to Do Swastikasana yoga pose (Twisted pose) Step By Step Instruction

5. Sukhasana (Hip Opening Yoga Poses):

It is also known as “Comfortable” or “Easy” Pose . It is good that it is easy to accept. But for a long sitting (if you do not use additional props), does not fit.

In the other words, we can say that if you use it for a long time then it does not fit for you.It is better for you that you use some additional props except long sitting.R

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6. Sirsasana (Sirshasana or Headstand)

Sirshasana means Stand on the head.It is the most important pose of yoga to activates the Sahasrara chakra – “crown chakra”, which gives spiritual experiences.

In practice, this posture is not enough for anyone and even fewer can do it safely for the neck. It is important to take into account that if performed incorrectly, imperceptibly for the practitioner, it may injure cervical vertebrae.
It is important to master this position under the guidance of a specialist in personal work.

7. Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand):

It means Stance on the shoulders and we can say Viparita-Karani asana that means Inverted Mental Pose.
The lightened replacement of Sirshasane is also an inverted body position, but without (traumatic!) Rigid support on the vertex. These lightweight variations of these two poses are safe when using props (plaids, bricks, even chairs).

There are, on the contrary, more athletic and risky variations of the pose.

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8. Pachchimotanasana (Seated Forward Bend):

Pachchimotanasana means “Pose of traction of the back”. Pretty relaxed pose that helps to calm the mind.
In Victor Boyko’s method, from this pose always begins an activity that helps to achieve a meditative state immediately, already in the first minutes of the lesson.It believes that this pose awakens the energy of Kundalini.

9. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):

Bhujangasana means Pose of the Cobra or snake. If performed correctly then it is useful for the waist otherwise harmful to a person.

It Relieves stress from the lower part of the pelvis, which is typical for most modern people. Cleans and includes the Svadhistana-chakra.

10. Kandharasana (Bridge Pose)

Shoulder-pose-Kandharasana

Khandarasana means The halter. In other words, we can say that The stand with the support on the shoulders.
It is also a pose for relaxation of the lower part of the trunk. It may do for a very long time (according to V. Reich), heals the sexual sphere. It activates the Manipura-chakra.

11. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose):

Bow-pose-Dhanurasana

Dhanurasana means “The Pose of the Bow”. It is Useful for the back, activates the sympathetic system, invigorates.
It has a general strengthening effect. It Improves digestion. It Actively “includes” in Manipura (and in plus – Anahata).

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12. Shalabhasana (Locust Pose):

It is also called Locust Locust. It is Another valuable posture for the back. It Works mainly on its lower part or to the lower back. It is a Powerful, active and invigorating pose.

13. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose):

It is also known as Half twisted pose (She is the “Half pose of the wise man Matsyendranath”).
It is one of the most photogenic branded” poses of hatha yoga. It Relieves the tension of the shoulders, lower back, and abdomen. It Creates a slight twisting of the case.
It affects the Manipura-chakra. It is important to make this posture static, and relaxed, otherwise, the “loin” will fly.

14. Shashankasana (Hare Pose):

It is also known as Pose of the hare or Pose of the Moon. It is one of the most important in Satyananda yoga.
It promotes complete relaxation. It is similar to Shavasana, it can do as relaxation.There is a powered variant of this posture that visibly strengthens the back. Soothes the mind.
Another good posture with such an effect is Sitehali-asana which is also known as Pose of a resting animal, also specific for Satyananda Yoga.

15. Matsyasana (Fish Pose):

It is also known as Pose of fish. It is interesting not only to open the shoulder casing, and relax the loin but also to affect the endocrine- hormonal system.
One of the key poses that affect a person “from within”, awakens the true potential of yoga poses.

16. Savasana (Corpse Pose):

Because the occupation should always complete with relaxation! This can do on its own for relaxation, “from nerves”, and for tuning to a meditative way before practice.

It is best to master these and other yoga poses under the supervision of the teacher. Subsequently, you will master the basic skills of yoga and techniques of safety and you will be able to do it yourself.
Yoga exercises did not design to treat any diseases. If there are restrictions on physical education, You should consult a doctor.

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