Every yogi knows that yoga is all about connecting to your breath and finding your balance, but where does knowledge of proper pose names come in and what is the importance of knowing the physical effects of the poses?
Knowing the effects and names of the yoga poses is not necessary to practice yoga, but having this knowledge will make it easier to follow along in a yoga class and allow you to move more quickly into the poses. Understanding the benefits of individual yoga poses will allow you to create your own home practice sequence.
While you may not earn extra points for knowing Sanskrit pose names on your mat, you just might if you ace our yoga pose quiz. Challenge your pose name knowledge with Yoga Pose IQ trivia!