What are the 26 Bikram yoga poses?


According to BikramYoga.com, the 26 Bikram yoga poses include: Pranayama, Ardha-Chandrasana, Utkatasana, Garurasana, Dandayamana-Janushirasana, Dandayamana-Dhanurasana, Tuladandasana, Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana, Trikanasana, Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana, Tadasana, Padangustasana, Savasana, Pavanamuktasana, Pada-Hasthasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Poorna-Salabhasana, Dhanurasana, Supta-Vajrasana, Ardha-Kurmasana, Ustrasana, Sasangasana, Janushirasana and Paschimotthanasana, Ardha-Matsyendrasana, Kapalbhati in Vajrasana. The Pranayama pose is referred to as the standing, deep-breathing pose.

These poses each have a Sanskrit name and a description. Ardha-Chandrasana is known as the half moon pose. Utkatasana is the awkward pose. Garurasana is the eagle pose. Dandayamana-Janushirasana is the standing head to knee pose. Dandayamana-Dhanurasana is the standing bow pose.

Tuladandasana is known as balancing stick. Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana is the standing separate leg stretching pose. Trikanasana is the triangle pose. Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana is the standing separate leg head to knee pose. Three other popular poses include: Tadasana, the tree pose; Padangustasana, the toe stand; and, Savasana, the dead body pose.

Pavanamuktasana is the wind-removing pose. Pada-Hasthasana is a sit-up. Bhujangasana is the cobra pose. Salabhasana is the locust pose. Poorna-Salabhasana is the full locust pose. Dhanurasana is the bow pose. Supta-Vajrasana is the fixed firm pose. Ardha-Kurmasana is the half-tortoise pose. Ustrasana is the camel pose. Janushirasana and Paschimotthanasana is the head-to-knee and stretching pose. Ardha-Matsyendrasana is the spine-twisting pose. Kapalbhati in Vajrasana is the blowing-in firm pose.

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