know your asanas names; it's like knowing the roads that take you home

primary series (yoga chikitsa, yoga therapy) asanas names

- sūryanamaskāra  A+B  (sun salutations)

- pādāṅguṣṭāsana  (big toe posture)

- pāda hastāsana  (feet on hands posture)

- utthita trikoṇāsana  A+B  (triangle + revolved triangle posture)

- utthita pārśvakonāsana  A+B  (side angle + revolved side angle posture)

- prasārita pādottānāsana  A,B,C,D  (wide stance forward bends)

- pārśvottānāsana  (intense side stretch)

- utthita hasta pādāṅguṣṭāsana  (upright hand to toe posture)

- ardha baddha padmottānāsana  (intense bound half lotus posture)

- utkatāsana  (powerful posture)

- vīrabhadrāsana  A+B  (warrior postures)

- paścimattānāsana  (intense western stretch posture)

- pūrvattanāsana  (intense eastern stretch posture)

- ardha baddha padma paścimattānāsana  (bound half lotus forward bend posture)

- tiryagmukha ekapāda paścimattānāsana  (one legged forward bend - three limbs facing forward posture)

- jānuśīrṣāsana  A,B,C  (head beyond knee posture)

- marīcāsana  A,B,C,D  (posture of the rishi marichi)

- nāvāsana  (boat pose)

- bhujapīḍāsana  (shoulder pressure posture)

- kūrmāsana  (turtle posture)

- supta kūrmāsana  (reclining turtle posture)

- garbha piṇḍāsana  (embryo in the womb posture)

- kukkuṭāsana  (rooster posture)

- baddha konāsana  (bound angle posture)

- upaviṣṭha konāsana  (seated wide angle posture)

- supta konāsana  (reclined angle posture)

- supta pādāṅguṣṭāsana  (reclined hold the big toe posture)

- ubhaya pādāṅguṣṭāsana  (both big toe posture)

- ūrdhva mukha paścimattānāsana  (upward facing forward bend posture)

- setu bandhāsana  (bridge posture)

 

finishing postures

- ūrdhva dhanurāsana  (upward bow posture)

- salaba sarvāṅgāsana  (all limbs posture – shoulder stand)

- halāsana  (plough posture)

- kara pīḍāsana  (knees to the ears posture)

- ūrdhva padmāsana  (upward facing lotus posture)

- piṇḍāsana  (emryo posture)

- matsyāsana  (fish posture)

- uttāna pādāsana  (intense leg posture)

- śīrṣāsana  (headstand)

- baddha padmāsana  (bound lotus posture)

- yoga mudra  (seal of yoga)

- padmāsana  (lotus posture)

- utpluthiḥ  (uprooting)

- rest (rest)