Standing Yoga Poses

Standing yoga postures require both strength and flexibility, and categorize most of the advanced asanas. Standing poses are generally held for shorter times than other poses, and tend to be more energetically uplifting and opening.


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Chair

utkatasana

Chair Pose / utkatasana

Instructions 1. In Mountain pose with the feet together or hip width apart, inhale the arms forward parallel to the floor with the palms facing down. Our Sponsors Jane Inc.Organic… Read More→

Shiva Twist

parivrtta natarajasana

Shiva Twist • parivrtta natarajasana

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Standing Backbend

Anuvittasana

Standing Backbend / Anuvittasana

Instructions 1. From Mountain pose, place the palms on the low back/sacrum with the fingers pointed down. Press into the feet, pull up the knee caps, and squeeze the thighs… Read More→

Tiptoe Pose

prapadasana

Tiptoe Pose • prapadasana

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Warrior Seal

Virabhadra Mudra

Warrior Seal • Virabhadra Mudra

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Tree

vrikshasana

Tree pose / vrikshasana

Instructions 1. From Mountain pose, bend the right knee shifting all the weight into the left leg. Turn the right knee to the right wall resting the heel against the… Read More→

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Triangle

Utthita Trikonasana

Triangle pose / Utthita Trikonasana

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Extended Hand to Toe

utthita hasta padangusthasana

Extended Hand to Toe / utthita hasta padangusthasana

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Half Moon

ardha chandrasana

Half Moon • ardha chandrasana

Instructions 1. From High Lunge with the left foot forward, inhale and step forward into the left foot, straightening the left leg. Straighten the right leg up parallel to the… Read More→

Revolved Triangle

parivrtta trikonasana

Parvritta Trikonasana • Revolved Triangle

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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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