Prone Yoga Poses

Belly down postures build core body strength in the low back and abs. The majority of pone yoga poses are backbends, which are known to energize the body and tonify the kidneys. Prone postures are simple enough for beginners, yet can be very challenging to hold for longer periods.


Eight-Limbed Pose

Ashtangasana

Eight-Limbed Pose • Ashtangasana

Instructions 1. From Dog tilt, slowly exhale and lower the chin and chest straight down to the floor, bringing the chest between the palms. Our Sponsors Buddha PantsThe only yoga… Read More→

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Crocodile

makarasana

Crocodile Pose • makarasana

Instructions 1. Lie on your belly, with the arms crossed under your head. Rest the forehead on the wrists of the hands. Our Sponsors Bohemian Island Incredibly comfy 100% cotton harem… Read More→

Sphinx

salamba bhujangasana

Sphinx yoga pose • salamba bhujangasana

Instructions 1. Lie on your belly, with the forearms flat on the floor, elbows under the shoulders, chin on the floor and legs together. Our Sponsors MyYogaWorks950+ online yoga classes… Read More→

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Half Bow

ardha dhanurasana

Half Bow • ardha dhanurasana

Instructions 1. Lie on your belly, with the legs together or a few inches apart. Bring the chin to the floor and slide the right arm along the floor, over… Read More→

Snake

sarpasana

Snake pose • sarpasana

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Bow

dhanurasana

Bow • dhanurasana

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Side Bow

parsva dhanurasana

Side Bow • parsva dhanurasana

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Upward Facing Dog

urdhva mukha svanasana

Upward Facing Dog Pose • urdhva mukha svanasana

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Cobra

bhujangasana

Instructions 1. Lie on your belly, with the chin on the floor, palms flat on the floor under the shoulders and legs together. Our Sponsors Bohemian Island Incredibly comfy 100%… Read More→

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Half Locust

ardha shalabhasana

Half Locust

Instructions 1. Lie on your belly, with the chin on the floor, legs together and arms alongside the body, with the palms down. Our Sponsors Bohemian Island Incredibly comfy 100% cotton… 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→

Four Limbed Staff Pose

Chaturanga

Four Limbed Staff Pose • Chaturanga

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