Learning Yoga Pose Names in Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the universal language of yoga. As yoga has become internationally popular, using the sanskrit name for poses enables anyone from any nationality to come together to study, practice and follow sequences more easily. I use only the sanskrit names of the poses which is unfamiliar at first but with repitition and practice becomes easy and beneficial for lifelong study. Here are some helpful sources for learning the names of poses and their correct pronunciations for personal study.




Yoga with Anjani - easy to learn and understand the meaning of the

sanskrit names. Short videos on youtube easy to repeat and follow.


BKS Iyengar Yoga Poses and Sanskrit Terms - fun quiz and flash card interactive format on Quizlet.


For photos and names of poses often done with props see The official Website of B K S Iyengar Yoga

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