A Sortable Index of Asanas






for

Light on Yoga
Yoga Dipika

by

B. K. S. Iyengar


Revised Paperback Edition,
Schocken Books, 1979.










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LoY# Name Page Plate Pts Type Translation Brief Description
33 Adho Mukha Svanasana 110 75 5 Inverted Downward Facing Dog Downward facing dog
132 Adho Mukha Vrksasana 287 359 10 Inverted Downward Facing Tree Handstand
73 Akarna Dhanurasana 177 173 11 Forward Bend Ear Bow One leg straight; hold big toes; bent leg toe to ear; then straighten leg beside ear
109 Anantasana 246 290 9 Balance Visnu's Couch Lying on side; one leg up; holding toe
61 Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana 153 135 8 Forward Bend Half Bound Lotus West; back Intense Stretch One leg lotus; one straight; each hand to foot; chin to shin
22 Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana 94 52 9 Balance Half Bound Lotus Intense Stretch Uttanasana with one leg in lotus
10 Ardha Chandrasana 74 19 5 Balance Half moon Half moon
116 Ardha Matsyendrasana I 259 312 8 Twist Half Fish God Sit on foot; other foot crosses over to floor; bent-up-knee hand wraps around then grabs other wrist
120 Ardha Matsyendrasana II 270 331 19 Twist Half Fish God One leg straight; one leg lotus; grab opposite feet; one hand behind back
121 Ardha Matsyendrasana III 271 333 22 Twist Half Fish God One leg lotus; other knee bends; foot outside knee held by opposite hand; other hand behind back; elbow bent
36 Ardha Navasana 112 79 2 Seated Half Boat Seated; lift legs half way; hands behind head
123 Astavakrasana 276 343 13 Arm Balance Eight Crooks Arm balance; straight legs to side; crossed around upper arm
78 Baddha Hasta Sirsasana 193 198 4 Inverted Bound Hand Head Head balance; arms folded
44 Baddha Konasana 128 101 3 Seated Bound Angle Seated; knees wide; soles together; bend forward
55 Baddha Padmasana 142 118 6 Seated Bound Lotus Padmasana: grab opposite toes behind back; head back
152 Bakasana 315 410 9 Arm Balance Crane Arms straight; knees bent on upper arms; head lifted
139 Bhairavasana 296 375 16 Seated Terrible or Formidable One leg straight; other ankle behind head; namaste; lying back
112 Bharadvajasana I 251 298 1 Twist Bharadvaja; father of Drona Bend knees to one side; twist; grab upper arm behind back
113 Bharadvajasana II 253 300 2 Twist Bharadvaja; father of Drona One leg virasana; one leg lotus; twist; grab big toe
43 Bhekasana (Mandukasana) 126 100 4 Back Bend Frog Face down; bend knees; push feet to floor
31 Bhujangasana I 107 73 1 Back Bend Cobra; serpent Lie face down; arms lift trunk to pubis
189 Bhujangasana II 396 550 37 Back bend Cobra Cobra with arms reaching straight back; grabbing knees
126 Bhujapidasana 280 348 8 Arm Balance Arm Pain or pressure Arm balance; legs bent over upper arms; feet interlocked
137 Buddhasana 295 373 22 Forward Bend Enlightened One leg straight; other calf behind upper back; lock hands behind back
141 Chakorasana 298 380 20 Arm Balance Partridge One leg straight; other ankle behind head; balance on hands; lift straight leg towards the sky
180 Chakra Bandhasana 379 524 31 Back Bend Wheel Bond Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana; grab ankles
107 Chakrasana 242 283 4 Forward Bend Wheel Plow; feet move away from head; roll to crown; extend arms to Downward Dog
29 Chaturanga Dandasana 104 67 1 Arm Balance Four Limb Staff Yoga pushup
35 Dandasana 112 77 2 Seated Staff; rod Sitting with feet straight out
27 Dhanurasana 101 63 4 Back bend Bow Grab heels
142 Durvasana 299 383 21 Balance Angry sage (named Durvasa) One leg straight; other ankle behind head; namaste; standing on straight leg
125 Dwi Hasta Bhujasana 279 345 4 Arm Balance Two Hand Arm Arm balance; legs bent over upper arms
158 Dwi Pada Koundinyasana 330 438 22 Arm Balance Two Leg sage from family of Vasistha Two straight legs balanced on upper arm; head lifted; from sirsasana II; arms stays bent
147 Dwi Pada Sirsasana 307 394 24 Forward Bend; Arm Balance Both Feet behind Head Ankles crossed behind head; sitting upright; hands in namaste Also; balance on hands
177 Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana 373 516 24 Back Bend Two Leg or foot Inverted Staff Headstand; drop feet to floor behind head; straight legs
124 Eka Hasta Bhujasana 278 344 5 Arm Balance One Hand Arm Arm balance; one leg straight in front; other leg bent over upper arm
161 Eka Pada Bakasana I 336 447 26 Arm Balance One Leg Crane One knee bent over same arm; other leg straight back; from sirsasana II; head lifted
162 Eka Pada Bakasana II 338 452 25 Arm Balance One Leg Crane Bakasana; bring leg straight in front without touching floor
157 Eka Pada Galavasana 327 433 21 Arm Balance One Leg sage Galavasana with one leg straight back; head lifted
159 Eka Pada Koundinyasana I 332 441 23 Arm Balance One Leg Koundinyasana One leg straight over opposite arm; other leg straight back; from sirsasana II; arms stays bent
160 Eka Pada Koundinyasana II 334 443 24 Arm Balance One Leg Koundinyasana One leg straight over same arm; other leg straight back; from sirsasana II; arms stays bent
184 Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I 389 542 28 Back Bend One Leg King of Pigeons Leg bent in front; back arched; hands grab ankle to pull Achilles to forehead
186 Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II 392 545 29 Back Bend One Leg King of Pigeons Rajakapotasana I; but with front foot flat on floor
187 Eka Pada Rajakapotasana III 393 546 30 Back Bend One Leg King of Pigeons Rajakapotasana I; but with front leg in virasana
188 Eka Pada Rajakapotasana IV 394 547 40 Back Bend One Leg King of Pigeons Rajakapotasana I; but with front leg straight
95 Eka Pada Sarvangasana 223 250 5 Inverted One Leg All Limbs Shoulder stand with one foot to floor over head
99 Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Eka Pada Uttana Mayurasana) 229 260 11 Inverted One Leg Bridge Bound Bridge; one leg up
82 Eka Pada Sirsasana 199 209 11 Inverted One Leg Head Head balance; one leg straight up; other toes to floor in front
135 Eka Pada Sirsasana 292 371 15 Forward Bend One Leg/Foot Head One leg straight; other ankle behind head; namaste; seated
174 Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana 365 502 12 Back Bend One Leg or foot Upwards Bow Full arch; legs straight; one leg lifted
178 Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana I 377 521 26 Back Bend One Leg or foot Inverted Staff Headstand; drop feet to floor behind head; straight legs; one leg up
179 Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana II 378 523 29 Back Bend One Leg or foot Inverted Staff Headstand; drop feet to floor behind head; grab one ankle; other leg up
156 Galavasana 325 428 16 Arm Balance sage pupil of Visvamitra Bakasana with lotus legs resting on one arm then other; starting from sirsasana II
196 Ganda Bherundasana 411 581 56 Back Bend Side of Face Terrible or formidable Chest on floor; soles to floor by cheeks; elbows on floor; hands over feet or arms straight sideways
53 Garbha Pindasana 141 116 7 Forward Bend Womb Embryo Lotus; arms bent through; hands by ears
23 Garudasana 97 56 1 Balance Eagle Lock toes behind shin; lock elbows; palms joined
192 Gherandasana I 403 563 44 Back Bend Sage One leg Padangustha Dhanurasana; one leg Bhekasana
193 Gherandasana II 405 566 46 Back Bend Sage One leg Padangustha Dhanurasana by opposite arm; one leg Bhekasana around lifted leg
37 Gomukhasana 114 80 2 Seated Cow's Face Thighs crossed; one arm over shoulder; clasp hands
54 Goraksasana 142 117 10 Balance Cowherd Lotus kneeling erect; hands namaste
91 Halasana 216 244 4 Inverted Plow Shoulder stand; feet on floor in front of chest; arms straight behind back; fingers interlock
129 Hamasana 284 356 10 Arm Balance Swan Straight body balanced on forearms; fingers toward head
169 Hanumanasana 352 476 36 Seated Monkey god and chief Splits; arms namaste or straight up
59 Janu Sirsasana 148 127 5 Forward Bend Knee Head Foot to thigh; hands to extended foot; head to shin
105 Jathara Parivartanasana 237 275 5 Twist Stomach Turning Lie on back; legs to side
140 Kala Bhairavasana 297 378 19 Balance Destroyer of the universe (aspect of Siva) One leg straight; other ankle behind head; balancing on straight leg and opposite arm; other arm up
168 Kandasana 348 471 39 Seated Bulbous root or knot or where Kundalini sleeps Baddhakonasana; soles to belly; arms variously straight to knees; namaste or reverse; or straight up
194 Kanpinjalasana 408 567 43 Back Bend; Balance Partridge which lives only on raindrops and dew Vasisthasana with upper leg and arm in Padangusthasana Dhanurasana
138 Kapilasana 296 374 22 Forward Bend Great Sage (named Kapila) One leg straight; other calf behind upper back; lock hands behind back; forward folding
175 Kapotasana 367 512 21 Back Bend Dove or pigeon Supta Virasana reach over head to grab ankles; lift pelvis
92 Karnapidasana 220 246 1 Inverted Ear Discomfort; pain; pressure Plow; knees on either side of head
150 Kasyapasana 311 400 19 Balance sage who is a son of Marichi and grandson of Brahma Vasisthasana with upper leg in lotus; arm behind back grabs foot
63 Krounchasana 158 142 10 Forward Bend Heron; grandson of Himalaya One leg virasana; hands pull straight leg to chin
52 Kukkutasana 140 115 6 Arm Balance Cock Lotus legs; arms through; support trunk
133 Kurmasana 288 364 14 Forward Bend Tortoise Straight arms under straight legs
176 Laghuvajrasana 372 513 23 Back Bend Little or beautiful Thunderbolt Kapotasana; but grab knees
38 Lolasana 116 83 6 Arm Balance Dangling like earring; tremulous Shins crossed; arms straight; lift off floor
58 Maha Mudra 147 125 5 Seated Great; noble Seal Foot to thigh; hands to extended foot; head to trunk; abdomen contracted
26 Makarasana 100 62 1 Back Bend Crocodile Salabhasana with fingers interlocked behind head
117 Malasana I 262 321 8 Forward Bend Garland Squat; knees wide; hands interlock behind back; forehead to floor
118 Malasana II 266 322 2 Forward Bend Garland Squat; knees wide; hands grab ankles; forehead to floor
181 Mandalasana 381 535 27 Twist; Back Bend; Forward Bend Ring or orbit Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana; walk feet in circle clockwise then counter-clockwise
64 Marichyasana I 159 144 5 Forward Bend Marichi; son of Brahma; grandfather of Sun God One leg straight; other knee bends; bent-leg hand grabs other behind back; chin to shin
65 Marichyasana II 161 147 6 Forward Bend Marichi; son of Brahma; grandfather of Sun God One leg padmasana; other knee bends; padamasana-leg hand grabs other behind back; chin to knee
114 Marichyasana III 254 304 10 Twist Marichi; son of Brahma; grandfather of Sun God One leg straight; other knee bends; bent-leg hand grabs other behind back; twist
115 Marichyasana IV 257 305 11 Twist Marichi; son of Brahma; grandfather of Sun God One leg lotus; other knee bends; bent-leg hand grabs other behind back; twist
51 Matsyasana 138 113 5 Back Bend Fish (incarnation of Visnu) Lotus legs; arch to crown; arms folded over head
127 Mayurasana 282 354 9 Arm Balance Peacock Straight body balanced on forearms; fingers toward toes
79 Mukta Hasta Sirsasana 195 201 6 Inverted Free Hand Head Head balance; arms straight; palms up
165 Mulabhandasana 344 463 32 Seated Root Bond Baddhakonasana; heels turned away; sitting on feet
30 Nakrasana 105 71 6 Arm Balance Crocodile Jumping chaturanga
199 Natarajasana 419 591 58 Back Bend; Balance King of Dancers or Siva Standing; one leg bends up; reach over shoulder to grab toe; pull sole to head or other arm straight ahead
202 Nauli (Lauliki) 426 596 16 Restraint Cling to Pitching Boar in large waves Chin in notch; hollow abdomen; abdominal recti pushed forward
89 Niralamba Sarvangasana I 214 236 3 Inverted Unsupported All Limbs Shoulder stand; arms straight over head to floor
90 Niralamba Sarvangasana II 215 237 4 Inverted Unsupported All Limbs Shoulder stand; arms straight up near or on knees
19 Padahastasana 91 46 6 Forward Bend Foot Hand Uttanasana hands under feet
191 Padangustha Dhanurasana 399 555 43 Back Bend Foot Big Toe Bow Abdomen on floor; arms extended above head; bent knees; grab toes
18 Padangusthasana 89 44 3 Forward Bend Foot Big Toe Uttanasana grab big toes
128 Padma Mayurasana 284 355 10 Arm Balance Lotus Peacock Peacock; lotus legs
45 Padmasana 129 104 4 Seated Lotus One foot each thigh; heel near navel
15 Parighasana 85 39 4 Standing Gate latch Kneel; one leg straight to side; bend to straight leg
122 Paripurna Matsyendrasana 273 339 38 Twist Complete Fish God One leg lotus; other knee bends; foot outside knee held by opposite hand; other hand grips ankle firmly
34 Paripurna Navasana 111 78 2 Seated Full Boat Seated; lift legs; arms straight
60 Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana 151 132 9 Twist Revolved Knee Head Foot to thigh; hands crossed to extended foot; back ribs to knee
6 Parivrtta Parsvakonasana 68 11 8 Standing Revolved Side Angle Revolved side angle
68 Parivrtta Paschimottanasana 170 165 9 Twist Revolved West Intense Stretch Legs straight; hands to opposite feet; thumbs down; twist head between arms to look up
4 Parivrtta Trikonasana 64 7 5 Standing Revolved Triangle Revolved triangle
81 Parivrttaikapada Sirsasana 198 207 10 Inverted Revolved One Leg Head Head balance; legs scissor; twist front leg across body
153 Parsva Bakasana 318 412 16 Arm Balance Side Crane Bakasana with both knees on one side
28 Parsva Dhanurasana 102 65 4 Back Bend Side Bow Grab heels; roll to side
94 Parsva Halasana 222 249 4 Inverted Side Plow Plow; legs together; twist one side then other
155 Parsva Kukkutasana 322 425 24 Arm Balance Side Cock Urdhva Kukkutasana with legs on one side; start from sirsasana II; lotus legs to one side; lift
104 Parsva Pindasana in Sarvangasana 234 271 8 Inverted Side Embryo All Limbs Plow; lotus; legs bend to floor beside ear
97 Parsva Sarvangasana 226 254 9 Inverted Side All Limbs Shoulder stand; coccyx on wrist; legs lowered
80 Parsva Sirsasana 197 203 8 Inverted Side; flank Head Head balance; twisting
101 Parsva Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana 231 265 7 Inverted Side Upwards Lotus All Limbs Shoulder stand; lotus; knees up; coccyx on wrist; legs lower; twist to side
85 Parsva Urdhva Padmasana in Sirsasana 203 216 7 Inverted Side Upwards Lotus Head Head balance; lotus; knees up; twist
96 Parsvaika Pada Sarvangasana 225 251 6 Inverted Side One Leg All Limbs Shoulder stand with one foot to floor to side
83 Parsvaika Pada Sirsasana 202 210 12 Inverted Side One Leg Head Head balance; one leg straight up; other toes to floor on side
12 Parsvottanasana 78 26 6 Standing Side Intense Stretch Warrior bend
47 Parvatasana 133 107 4 Seated Mountain Padmasana; arms up; fingers interlocked; palms to ceiling
42 Paryankasana 125 97 2 Seated; Back Bend Bed; couch Suptavirasana; arms folded over head; only arms; crown touching
119 Pasasana 267 329 15 Twist Noose; cord Squat; twist; interlock fingers behind knees and back
67 Paschimottanasana (Ugrasana; Brahmacharyasana) 166 161 6 Forward Bend West; back Intense Stretch Legs straight; chin to shin; hands beyond feet
130 Pincha Mayurasana 285 357 12 Arm Balance Peacock feather or chin Forearm balance
103 Pindasana in Sarvangasana 234 269 5 Inverted Embryo All Limbs Plow; lotus; legs bend over head; arms wrap around knees
86 Pindasana in Sirsasana 205 218 6 Inverted Embryo Head Head balance; lotus; feet to armpits
13 Prasarita Padottanasana I 81 34 4 Standing; Forward Bend Spread Foot Intense Stretch Wide-legged forward bend
14 Prasarita Padottanasana II 84 36 4 Standing; Forward Bend Spread Foot Intense Stretch Wide-legged forward bend; hands reverse namaste
72 Purvottanasana 176 171 1 Back Bend East Intense Stretch Inverted plank
190 Rajakapotasana 397 551 38 Back bend King of Pigeons Bhujangasana II; hold knees; feet to head
143 Ruchikasana 301 385 18 Forward Bend Elder sage (named Ruchika) One leg straight; other ankle behind head; standing on straight leg; forward fold; hands on floor
25 Salabhasana 99 60 1 Back Bend Locust Lie face down; arms extend back; legs and chest lift
87 Salamba Sarvangasana I 205 234 2 Inverted Supported All Limbs Shoulder stand
88 Salamba Sarvangasana II 214 235 3 Inverted Supported All Limbs Shoulder stand; arms straight; fingers interlock behind back
74 Salamba Sirsasana I 186 190 4 Inverted Supported Head Head balance; fingers interlocked behind head
76 Salamba Sirsasana II 190 192 5 Inverted Supported Head Head balance; palms to tripod
77 Salamba Sirsasana III 192 195 8 Inverted Supported Head Head balance; tripod; fingers away; forearms together
170 Samakonasana 354 477 38 Seated Same or even Angle Legs straight out to sides; arms namaste
46 Sammukhi Mudra 132 106 4 Seated Six-mouths; war god Seal Padmasana; thumbs to ears; fingers on eyes nostrils; lips
200 Savasana (Mrtasana) 422 592 0 Reclining Corpse Recline; relax attentively
131 Sayanasana 287 358 15 Arm Balance Bed; couch Elbow balance; hands to chin
98 Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Uttana Mayurasana) 227 259 10 Inverted Bridge Bound; body Shoulder stand; arch back; feet to floor
111 Setu Bandhasana 249 296 14 Back Bend Bridge Bound; construction Legs straight; arch to crown
39 Siddhasana 116 84 1 Seated Sage; semi-divine being Wide-kneed lotus; heel at perineum
49 Simhasana I 135 109 1 Back Bend Lion Bent knees; feet under opposite buttocks; palms on knees; tongue out
50 Simhasana II 137 110 6 Back Bend Lion Lotus legs; plank arms; tongue out
195 Sirsa Padasana 409 570 52 Back Bend; Inverted Head Foot Sirsasana I with soles to head
136 Skandasana 294 372 16 Forward Bend War God One leg straight; other ankle behind head; bend forward with chin on knee & hands holding foot
164 Supta Bhekasana 343 458 21 Back Bend Reclined Frog Supta Virasana; feet pushed up by hands; rest on crown of head; reverse of Bhekasana
93 Supta Konasana 221 247 2 Inverted Lying Down Angle Plow; legs straight to sides
134 Supta Kurmasana 291 368 14 Forward Bend Reclined Tortoise Legs crossed over head bent to floor; fingers interlocked behind back; palms out
108 Supta Padangusthasana 244 285 13 Forward Bend Lying Down Foot Big Toe Lying; one leg straight; other shin to chin; then hand behind head to big toe; then straight leg to side holding toe
171 Supta Trivikramasana 356 478 39 Reclining Reclining Three Step or Reclining Visnu Supta Padangusthasana with lifted leg pulled beside head
57 Supta Vajrasana 146 124 12 Back Bend Lying Down Thunderbolt Baddha Padmasana; crown to floor
41 Supta Virasana 123 96 2 Seated; Back Bend Lying Down Hero Virasana lying back
1 Tadasana (Samasthiti) 61 1 1 Standing Mountain; (Standing Upright) Standing upright
198 Tiriang Mukhottanasana 418 586 60 Back Bend Oblique or transverse or upside down Face Intense Stretch Bend over backwards; grab ankles straight legs
148 Tittibhasana 308 395 22 Arm Balance Firefly Wide legs resting on upper arm; balance on hands; leaning forward
48 Tolasana 134 108 4 Arm Balance Scales Support Lotus with straight arms; arms outside thighs
62 Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana 156 139 5 Forward Bend Three Limbs Mouth One Leg West Intense Stretch One leg virasana; one straight; each hand to foot; chin to shin
70 Ubhaya Padangusthasana 173 167 3 Forward Bend Both Big Toe Vertical forward bend: Paschimottanasana; feet in air; torso leaning back
201 Uddyana Bandha 425 594 1 Restraint Flying Up Stoop; chin in notch; exhale quickly; pull abdomen in without inhalation; hands to hips
66 Upavistha Konasana 163 151 9 Forward Bend Seated Angle Straight legs wide; bend forward
75 Urdhva Dandasana 184 188 8 Inverted Upwards Staff Head balance; straight legs to 90 degrees
172 Urdhva Dhanurasana I 357 482 7 Back Bend Upwards Bow Full arch
172.1 Urdhva Dhanurasana II 359 487 15 Back Bend Upwards Bow Full arch; legs straight
154 Urdhva Kukkutasana 320 419 18 Arm Balance Upwards Cock Bakasana with legs in lotus; start from sirsasana II; lotus legs; lower legs to upper arms; lift head
69 Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana I 173 168 10 Forward Bend Upwards Mouth West Intense Stretch Paschimottanasana; feet in air
71 Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana II 174 170 10 Forward Bend Upwards Mouth West Intense Stretch Paschimottanasana; on back; pelvis near ground
32 Urdhva Mukha Svanasana 108 74 1 Back Bend Mouth Upwards Dog Lie face down; arms lift body to toes
100 Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana 230 261 4 Inverted Upwards Lotus All Limbs Shoulder stand; lotus; knees up
84 Urdhva Padmasana in Sirsasana 203 211 6 Inverted Upwards Lotus Head Head balance; lotus; knees up
21 Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana 93 49 6 Balance Upright Extended One Foot Standing; bend forward; one leg up in air
106 Urdhva Prasarita Padasana 240 279 1 Reclining Upward Extended Foot Lying with two legs up
16 Ustrasana 87 41 3 Back Bend Camel Kneel; bend back; rest hands on soles
17 Utkatasana 88 42 2 Standing Powerful; fierce; uneven Squat; arms up; like a chair
110 Uttana Padasana 248 292 9 Back Bend Stretched; supine Leg Lying; arch to crown; straight legs; arms to 45 degrees
102 Uttana Padma Mayurasana 231 267 25 Inverted Intense Lotus Peacock Bridge; legs in lotus; knees to floor
20 Uttanasana 92 48 8 Forward Bend Intense Stretch; lengthen Standing forward bend
11 Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana 76 23 16 Balance Extended Hand Foot Big Toe Standing lift one straight leg to head
3 Utthita Trikonasana 63 4 3 Standing Extended Triangle Triangle
5 Uttihita Parsvakonasana 66 9 4 Standing Extended Side Angle Extended side angle
185 Valakhilyasana 391 544 45 Back Bend Heavenly thumb-sized spirits that precede Sun Chariot Rajakapotasana I straighten leg
166 Vamadevasana I 346 465 15 Seated sage or Siva One leg mulabhandasana; one leg lotus
167 Vamadevasana II 347 466 15 Seated sage or Siva One leg wide virasana; other leg lotus; soles held together by hands
149 Vasisthasana 309 398 18 Balance Great Bear (named after sage Vasistha) One hand; same foot on floor; holding toe of other foot raised at right angle; body facing to the side
24 Vatayasana 98 58 11 Standing Horse One leg lotus; squat; arms garudasana
173 Viparita Chakrasana in Urdhva Dhanurasana 361 499 26 Back Bend Reversed or inverted Wheel Sequence of Upwards Bow to Handstand to Forward Bend
197 Viparita Salabhasana 416 584 58 Back Bend Reverse Locust Chest on floor; soles far over head; legs straight; arms straight down; palms flat
7 Virabhadrasana I 69 14 3 Standing Warrior 1 Warrior 1
8 Virabhadrasana II 72 15 1 Standing Warrior 2 Warrior 2
9 Virabhadrasana III 73 17 5 Standing Warrior 3 Warrior 3
144 Viranchyasana I 302 387 19 Seated Brahma or Virancha first deity of Hindu Trinity One leg in lotus; other ankle behind head; hands locked behind back
145 Viranchyasana II 304 388 10 Seated Brahma or Virancha first deity of Hindu Trinity One leg in virasana; other ankle behind head; hands locked behind back
40 Virasana 120 89 1 Seated Hero Knees bent; feet beside buttocks
151 Visvamitrasana 313 403 20 Balance sage and former king Like triangle but with front leg lifted; thigh on supporting arm
2 Vrksasana 62 2 1 Balance Tree Standing; one knee bent to side; sole on thigh
182 Vrschikasana I 386 537 32 Arm Balance Scorpion Forearm balance with legs bent back so soles touch head
183 Vrschikasana II 386 538 33 Arm Balance Scorpion Full arm balance with legs bent back so soles touch head
56 Yoga Mudrasana 144 120 6 Forward Bend Union Seal Baddha Padmasana; head to floor, then each knee
163 Yogadandasana 340 456 19 Twist Yogin's Staff One leg virasana; one leg lotus; twist; lotus foot to armpit
146 Yoganidrasana 304 391 18 Forward Bend State between sleep and wakefulness Ankles crossed behind head; clasp fingers behind lower back; lie on back

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