The 88 Most Important Yoga Poses Alexandria VA

The 88 Most Essential Yoga Poses Alexandria VA.   If you want to get strong at yoga, these are poses to practice first.

Top 88 Yoga Poses Alexandria VA Studio

There are many, many poses in yoga.  I personally use about 400 poses in the eight styles of yoga I teach in our Yoga Studio in Alexandria VA.  The following poses are base poses … foundation poses.  These hardworking, fundamental poses are the poses you need to know.  Poses you need to master.  I focus heavily on teaching these fundamental 88 poses in the flows I create for clients.  There is no reason to do fancier poses until you have mastered these poses. 

Yes, fancy poses might gather you more Instagram views. So scew it… I don’t care if I only get 10 view on this post. (Well I care, because it took me about 20 hours to compile this list, but you get the point.)

Take it from a professional coach with over 25 personal certifications, “Master your fundamentals first, because it’s really the sexy, made-for-Instagram poses that will get you injured.”

These 88 yoga poses are sexy… because I care more about what I look like on the beach, than what I look like at home when I train. Don’t you? So keep it safe, and build some total body strength with some real functional yoga poses.

In fact, some of these poses might too advanced for you at this time. All of these poses have value, but be sure to have a certified yoga instructor watch you peform these poses before you try them out at home.

Custom Yoga Flows in Alexandria VA

At Sand & Steel, we write custom flows our clients and we of course train clients privately.  These are 88 most commonly used yoga asanas we use in our custom flows for our clients in Alexandria VA.


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The 88 Most Important Yoga Poses in Alexandria VA

Foundation Base Yoga Poses Alexandria VA Summary Sheet

  1. Accomplished Pose – Siddhasana
  2. Big Toe Fold – Padangusthasana
  3. Boat Pose – Navasana
  4. Bound Angle Poses – Baddha Konasana
  5. Bow Pose – Dhanurasana
  6. Bridge Pose – Setubandha Sarvangasana
  7. Camel Pose – Ustrasana
  8. Cat and Cow Pose- Bitilasana Marjaryasana
  9. Chair Pose – Utkatasana
  10. Child’s Pose – Balasana
  11. Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana
  12. Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana
  13. Crane Pose – Kakasana
  14. Crow Pose – Bakasana
  15. Dancer Pose – Natarajasana
  16. Dolphin Pose – Catur Svanasana
  17. Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana
  18. Eagle Pose – Garudasana
  19. Easy Pose – Indian Pose- Sukhasana
  20. Extended Side Angle Pose – Utthita Parsvakonasana
  21. Extended Child’s Pose – Utthita Balasana
  22. Eye of the Needle – Figure 4 – Sucirandhrasana
  23. Feathered Peacock Pose – Forearm balance – Pincha Mayurasana
  24. Firelog Pose – Agnistambhasana
  25. Fish Pose – Matsyasana
  26. Four Limbed Pose – Hover Pose – Caturanga Dandasana
  27. Garland Pose – Malasana
  28. Gate Pose – Parighasana
  29. Goddess Pose – Utkata Konasana
  30. Half Lord of the Fishes Pose – Ardha Matsyendrasana
  31. Half Moon Pose – Ardha Chandrasana
  32. Half Pigeon Pose – Ardha Kapotasana
  33. Handstand Pose – Adho Mukha Vrksasana
  34. Happy Baby Pose – Ananda Balasana
  35. Head On Knee Pose – Janu Sirsasana
  36. Headstand Pose – Sirsasana
  37. High Crescent Lunge – Ashta Chandrasana
  38. High Plank Pose – Kumbhakasana I – Phalakasana I
  39. Feet Spread Intense Stretch Pose – Prasarita Padottanasana
  40. Intense Side Stretch Pose – Parsvottanasana
  41. Legs up the Wall Pose – Viparita Karani
  42. Lizard Pose – Gecko Pose – Utthan Pristhasana
  43. Locust Pose – Salabhasana
  44. Lotus Pose – Padmasana
  45. Low Crescent Lunge – Anjaneyasana
  46. Mountain Pose – Tadasana
  47. Plough Pose – Snail Pose – Halasana
  48. Puppy Dog Pose – Anahatasana – Uttana Shishosana
  49. Reclined Big Toe Pose A – Supta Padangusthasana A
  50. Revolved Reclined Big Toe Pose – Parivrtta Supta Padangusthasana
  51. Revolved Triangle Pose – Parivrtta Trikonasana
  52. Sage Pose – Marichyasana A
  53. Sage Pose Twist- Marichyasana C
  54. Reclining Hero Pose – Supta Virasana
  55. Revolved Eight Point Crescent Moon Pose – Revolved Side Angle Pose – Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  56. Revolved Seated Straddle Pose – Parivrtta Upavista Konsasa
  57. Seated Forward Bend Pose – Paschimottanasana
  58. One Leg Folded Forward Bend – Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
  59. Seated Straddle Pose – Upavistha Konasana
  60. Splits Pose – Hanumanasana
  61. Staff Pose – Dandasana
  62. Standing Backbend – Anuvittasana
  63. Shoulderstand Pose – Sarvangasana – Kandrasana
  64. Side Plank Pose – Vasisthasana
  65. Sphinx Pose – Salamba Bhujangasana – Niravalasana
  66. Standing Forward Fold Pose – Uttasana
  67. Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose – Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
  68. Suppine Spinal Twist – Supta Matsyendrasana I – Prasarita Merudandasana
  69. Table Top Pose – Box Pose – Bharmanasana
  70. Thread the Needle Pose – Urdhva Mukha Pasasana
  71. Three Leg Down Dog – Tri Pasa Adho Mukha Savasana
  72. Tiger Pose – Vyaghrasana
  73. Tree Pose – Vrksasana
  74. Triangle Pose – Trikonasana
  75. Upward Facing Dog Pose – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
  76. Upward Plank Pose – Purvottanasana
  77. Side Reclining Leg Lift Pose – Anantasana
  78. Warrior I – Virabhadrasana I
  79. Warrior II – Virabhadrasana II
  80. Warrior III – Virabhadrasana III
  81. Wheel Pose – Backbend – Chakrasana
  82. Wind Release Pose – Pawanmuktasana
  83. Scorpion Twist
  84. Standing Spinal Twist
  85. Standing Side Bend
  86. Kneeling Side bend
  87. Half Butterfly Forward Fold
  88. Frog Pose – Mandukasana
Did I Miss Your Favorite Pose?
Add a comment below and let me know why you think it should be on our list.

Build your Yoga Pose Alexandria VA

Getting better at yoga involves slowly building new poses into your practice.  Right now, I’m working on:

  1. Chin Stand Pose – Ganda Bherundasana
  2. Dharma Wheel Plough –
  3. Dharma Wheel Garland Pose –
  4. Revolved Head to Knee Pose – Parviritta Janu Sirasana
  5. Revolved Thunderbolt – Parivrtta Vajrasana
  6. Torso stretch pose – Bharadvajasana
  7. Peacock Pose – Mayurasana
  8. Sissy Squats – (Technically a corrective exercise but it has many yoga like qualities)

So if you practicing with me in our Alexandria VA Studio, expect to see these great asanas in your next flow 🙂

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