The word yoga itself means "union": of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises — the asanas or postures that have gained widespread popularity in recent decades — these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul.

There are various paths of Yoga that lead toward this goal, each one a specialized branch of one comprehensive system:

Hatha Yoga — a system of physical postures, or asanas, whose higher purpose is to purify the body, giving one awareness and control over its internal states and rendering it fit for meditation.

Karma Yoga — selfless service to others as part of one's larger Self, without attachment to the results; and the performance of all actions with the consciousness of God as the Doer.

Mantra Yoga — centering the consciousness within through japa, or the repetition of certain universal root-word sounds representing a particular aspect of Spirit.

Bhakti Yoga —
all-surrendering devotion through which one strives to see and love the divinity in every creature and in everything, thus maintaining an unceasing worship.

Jnana (Gyana) Yoga — the path of wisdom, which emphasizes the application of discriminative intelligence to achieve spiritual liberation.

Raja Yoga — the royal or highest path of Yoga, immortalized by Bhagavan Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita and formally systematized in the second century B.C. by the Indian sage Patanjali, which combines the essence of all the other paths.


Awkward Chair Pose - Utkatasana Awkward Chair Utkatasana
Bird of Paradise Pose Bird of Paradise Pose
Boat Pose - Navasana Boat Pose - Navasana
Bow Pose – Dhanurasana Bow Pose – Dhanurasana
Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Bridge Pose - Supported Variation Bridge Pose - Supported Variation
Camel Pose – Ustrasana Camel Pose – Ustrasana
Cat  Stretch cow stretch of CatCat Stretch
Child's Pose - Balasana Child's Pose - Balasana
Cobbler's Pose - Baddha Konasana Cobbler's Pose - Baddha Konasana
Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana
Compass Pose - Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana Compass Pose - Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana
Corpse Pose - Savasana Corpse Pose - Savasana
Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana
Crow Pose - Bakasana Crow Pose - Bakasana
Dolphin Pose Dolphin Pose
Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha SvanasanaDownward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana
Eagle Pose - Garudasana Eagle Pose - Garudasana
Ear Pressure Pose - Karnapidasana Ear Pressure Pose - Karnapidasana
Easy Pose - Sukhasana Easy Pose - Sukhasana
Eight Angle Pose - Astavakrasana Eight Angle Pose - Astavakrasana
Extended Side Angle-Utthita Parsvakonasana Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana
Extended Side Angle Pose II Extended Side Angle Pose II - Utthita Parsvakonasana II 
Firefly Pose - Tittibhasana Firefly Pose - Tittibhasana
Fish Pose – Matsyasana Fish Pose – Matsyasana
Flying Crow Pose - Eka Pada Galavasana Flying Crow Pose - Eka Pada Galavasana
Forearm Stand – Pincha Mayurasana Forearm Stand – Pincha Mayurasana
Four Limbed Staff Pose - Chaturanga Dandasana Four Limbed Staff Pose - Chaturanga Dandasana
Garland Pose - Malasana Garland Pose - Malasana
Goddess Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana Goddess Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana
Half Lotus Pose - Ardha Padmasana Half Lotus Pose - Ardha Padmasana
Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana
Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Happy Baby Pose - Ananda Balasana Happy Baby Pose - Ananda Balasana
Headstand Pose – Salamba Sirsasana Headstand Pose – Salamba Sirsasana
Head to Knee Pose - Janu Sirsasana  Head to Knee Pose - Janu Sirsasana
Hero Pose - Virasana Hero Pose - Virasana
Heron Pose - Krounchasana Heron Pose - Krounchasana
King Dancer Pose – Natarajasana King Dancer Pose – Natarajasana
Knees, Chest, and Chin - Ashtanga Namaskara Knees, Chest, and Chin - Ashtanga Namaskara
Knee to Ankle Pose Knee to Ankle Pose
Legs Up the Wall - Viparita Karani Legs Up the Wall - Viparita Karani
Little Thunderbolt Pose - Laghu Vajrasana Little Thunderbolt Pose - Laghu Vajrasana
Lizard Pose - Utthan Pristhasana Lizard Pose - Utthan Pristhasana
Locust Pose – Shalabasana Locust Pose – Shalabasana
Lotus Pose - Padmasana Lotus Pose - Padmasana
Marichi's Pose - Marichyasana I Marichi's Pose - Marichyasana I
Monkey Pose - Hanumanasana Monkey Pose - Hanumanasana
Mountain Pose - Tadasana Mountain Pose - Tadasana
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose-Eka Pada Rajakapotasana One-Legged King Pigeon Pose - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Pointed Dog Hands and Knees Balance pointing dog

Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Preparation
Plow Pose - Halasana Plow Pose - Halasana
Pyramid Pose - Parsvottonasana Pyramid Pose - Parsvottonasana
Raised Hands Pose - Urdhva Hastasana Raised Hands Pose - Urdhva Hastasana
Reclined Big Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana Reclined Big Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana
Reverse Warrior Pose Reverse Warrior Pose
Revolved Side Angle Pose–Parivrtta arsvakonasana Revolved Side Angle Pose – Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
Revolved Half Moon–Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana Revolved Half Moon Pose – Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
Revolved Triangle Pose–Parivrtta Trikonasana Revolved Triangle Pose – Parivrtta Trikonasana
Scorpion Pose - Vrschikasana Scorpion Pose - Vrschikasana
Seated Forward Bend - Paschimottanasana Seated Forward Bend - Paschimottanasana
Seated Wide Legged Straddle - Upavistha Konasana Seated Wide Legged Straddle - Upavistha Konasana
Side Crow Pose - Parsva Bakasana Side Crow Pose - Parsva Bakasana
Shoulderstand - Salamba Sarvangasana Shoulderstand - Salamba Sarvangasana
Side Plank Pose - Vasisthasana Side Plank Pose - Vasisthasana
Sleeping Vishnu Pose – Anantasana Sleeping Vishnu Pose – Anantasana
Staff Pose - Dandasana Staff Pose - Dandasana
Standing Big Toe Pose - Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana Standing Big Toe Pose - Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana
Standing Split - Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana Standing Split - Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
Standing Straddle Forward Bend-Prasarita Padottanasana Standing Straddle Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana
Supine Spinal Twist - Supta Matsyendrasana Supine Spinal Twist - Supta Matsyendrasana
Tree Pose – Vrksasana Tree Pose – Vrksasana
Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana
Upward Facing Dog - Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Upward Facing Dog - Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Warrior I - Virabhadrasana I Warrior I - Virabhadrasana I
Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II

Warrior III - Virabhadrasana III Warrior III - Virabhadrasana III

Wheel Pose – Urdhva Dhanurasana Wheel Pose – Urdhva Dhanurasana