About Yoga

It is not a religion. Yoga is a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body and spirit to achieve a state of enlightenment or oneness with the universe.

Yoga is delivered via many different paths that will vary from yogi to yogi, from region to region and from country to country. Regardless, the different paths of yoga emphasize different approaches and techniques, but ultimately lead to the same goal of unification and enlightenment.

Though yoga’s ultimate aim is lofty, its essence is practical and scientific as it emphasizes direct experience and observable results – it should be a practice of personal inquiry and exploration for each individual student.

Yoga Poses

While there is no definitive way to categorize yoga postures, there are four main physical orientations that can be helpful.

Seated Yoga Poses

Energetic Effect:
Grounding & Balancing

Physical Effect:
Flexibility

Standing Yoga Poses

Energetic Effect:
Uplifting & Opening

Physical Effect:
Strength

Supine Yoga Poses

Energetic Effect:
Nurturing & Integrating

Physical Effect:
Flexibility

Prone Yoga Poses

Energetic Effect:
Energizing

Physical Effect:
Back & Core Strength

Common Poses

Tree

Warrior II

Happy baby

Extended Side Angle

Bow

Downward Dog

Revolved Side Angle

Plank

Chair

J

K

L

M

N

O

P