Yoga Poses

Hatha yoga poses are named in both Sanskrit and English. While there are many to choose from, a balanced yoga practice may move the spine in all directions, including flexion, extension, lateral flexion and twist, and provide stretching and strengthening for all major muscle groups. Poses can be supine, prone, seated or standing. Props, such as chairs, blocks, bolsters, straps and walls, can be beneficial. Yoga poses stretch and strengthen muscles, and can be held briefly, repeated dynamically, or held several breaths, depending on the purpose.

There are many yoga poses that appeal to children and adults. Examples can be found on this page and in Yoga Journal Magazine.

  • Butterfly Pose
    Butterfly Pose