ASANA – THE YOGA POSTURES

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