Category: Twist Yoga Poses

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

  parivrtta = revolved janu = knee sirsa = head Revolved Side Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your torso upright and your legs wide. Bend …

Revolved Side Angle Pose

  Since most students can’t easily keep their back heel down in this pose, a modified version will be described here with the back heel raised off the floor. …

Noose Pose

  This position, suitable for intermediate and advanced students, is described in the Full Pose section below. First we’ll look at a simpler version of this twist, using the …

Marichi’s Pose

  (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna) Marichi = literally means a ray of light (of the sun or moon). Marichi is the son of Brahma and chief of the Maruts (“shining ones”), the …

Revolved Triangle Pose

  (par-ee-vrit-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna) parivrtta = to turn around, revolve trikona = three angle or triangle Revolved Triangle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly …

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

  (ARE-dah MOT-see-en-DRAHS-anna) ardha = half Matsyendra = king of the fish (matsya = fish indra = ruler), a legendary teacher of yoga Half Lord of the Fishes Pose: …

Bharadvaja’s Twist

(bah-ROD-va-JAHS-anna), Bharadvaja = one of seven legendary seers, credited with composing the hymns collected in the Vedas Bharadvaja’s Twist: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your legs straight …
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