The Practice of Yoga

Our practice pages offer a user-friendly overview of the most widely-practiced aspects of yoga. Beginners can benefit most by starting with the beginner’s guide, and then perhaps trying out a basic yoga sequence. Experienced practitioners may want to explore a new meditation, learn detailed instructions for their favorite yoga pose, or perhaps explore pranayama.

Regardless of your experience level, these pages are geared towards facilitating your sadhana or personal practice – after all, yoga is ultimately about having a direct experience of spirit through the vehicle of your own body and mind.

Our most popular Yoga Practice articles

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Warrior I

virabhadrasana I

Warrior I (one) / virabhadrasana I

Instructions 1. From High Lunge pose with the right knee bent, engage the legs to ground down through the feet, and inhale the hands up to the bent knee. Use the… Read More→

Standing Splits

urdhva prasarita eka padasana

Standing Splits • urdhva prasarita eka padasana

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Mountain

tadasana

Tadasana • Mountain

Instructions 1. From a standing position, bring the feet together or hip width apart, parallel. Lift up the toes, spread them wide and place them back on the floor. Feel your… Read More→

Accomplished Pose

siddhasana

Accomplished Pose / siddhasana

Instructions 1. With the buttocks on the floor, cross the legs, placing one foot to close to the inner thigh and then the other foot close to the ankle so… Read More→

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Rabbit

sasangasana

Rabbit Yoga Pose • sasangasana

Instructions 1. From Child pose, hold onto the heels with the hands and pull the forehead in towards the knees with the top of the head on the floor. Our… Read More→

Warrior II

virabhadrasana II

Warrior II (two) / virabhadrasana II

Instructions 1. From Five Pointed Star,  turn the right toes to the right wall and bend the right knee directly over the right ankle. Our Sponsors MyYogaWorks950+ online yoga classes… Read More→

Joyful Baby

Ananda Balasana

Ananda Balasana • Joyful Baby Pose

Instructions 1. Lying on your back, inhale both knees into your chest. Bring the arms through the insides of the knees and hold on to the outside edge of each foot… Read More→

Five Pointed Star

Trikonasana

Five Pointed Star

Instructions 1. From Mountain pose, step the feet wide apart, with the arms out to the side. The feet should be under the wrists, facing forward and parallel. Our Sponsors… Read More→

Locust

shalabhasana

Locust yoga pose / shalabhasana

Instructions 1. Lie on your belly, with the chin on the floor, legs together and arms alongside the body, 45 degrees away from the sides, with the palms down. Our… Read More→

Corpse

shavasana

Corpse pose / shavasana

Instructions 1. Lying on your back, let the arms and legs drop open, with the arms about 45 degrees from the side of your body. Make sure you are warm… Read More→

Bound Angle

baddha konasana

Bound Angle pose

Instructions 1. From a seated position, bring the bottoms of the feet together with the knees bent out to the sides, and interlace the fingers around the toes. Our Sponsors MyYogaWorks950+… Read More→

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