ASANA – THE YOGA POSTURES

Asana are the Yoga Postures. The Patanjali Yoga Sutras define Asana as – ‘Sthiram Sukham Asanam’, which means Asana is a pose that is steady and comfortable.  Asana is the third step in the eight rungs of yoga.  Asanas can be meditative poses  or they can be postures aimed towards attaining strength, balance and steadiness. Apart from the spiritual benefits, each Asana also has its specific health benefits.

Here is a list of common yoga poses in alphabetical order. Click on the image of the Asana to see the detailed text.