Here are the pose descriptions! Please click photo 'on the right of each description' or 'View Pose' link to see advanced postures... keeping in mind these are what we work toward, not what is expected.

Khapalbhati View Pose

Standing Deep Breathing
  • Increase circulation to the whole body
  • Expands the lungs to their full capacity
  • Counteracts emphysema, asthma, and other breathing problems
  • Exercises the nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Helps regulate blood pressure
Ardha Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana View Pose
Half Moon/Hands to Feet Pose
  • Revitalizes liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
  • Improves circulation in the legs and to the brain
  • Increases the flexibility of the spine, sciatic nerves, most of the tendons and ligaments of the legs
  • Corrects bad posture
  • Helps alleviate lower back pain, bronchial distress, scoliosis deformities, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder
  • Strengthens stand firms the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks
Utkatasana View Pose
Awkward Pose
  • Increases circulation in the knee, toe and ankle joints
  • Relieves rheumatism, arthritis and gout in the legs
  • Helps to cure slipped disc and lumbago in the lower spine
  • Increases hip joint flexibility
  • Strengthens and firms upper arms and all muscles of thighs, calves and hips
Garurasana View Pose
Eagle Pose
  • Relieves tension in neck and shoulders
  • Improves sexual vitality and control
  • Improves flexibility of all 12 major joints of the body
  • Strengthens and firms legs, arms, and abdomen
Dandayamana - JanuShirasana View Pose
Standing head to Knee Pose
  • Develops concentration, determination and patience
  • Increases pancreatic functions
  • Helps balance blood sugar levels
  • Improves flexibility of sciatic nerve
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen, thighs, legs upper body and arms
Dandayamana - Dhanurasana View Pose
Standing Bow Pulling Pose
  • Flushing out kidneys helping to eliminate toxins
  • Increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage and lungs
  • Helps correct high blood pressure
  • Helps tennis elbows and frozen shoulder
  • Improves the flexibility and strength of the lower spine and most of the body's muscles
  • Improves flexibility of sciatic nerve
  • Strengthens and firms abdominal wall, upper thighs, upper arms, hips and buttocks
Tuladandasana View Pose
Balancing Stick Pose
  • Strengthens the heart muscle and improves circulation
  • Strengthen ad firms arms, hips, buttocks and upper thighs
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Helps tennis elbows and varicose veins
  • Increases the flexibility of the spine, hip, and shoulder joint
Dandayamana - Bibhaktapada - Paschimottanasana View Pose
Standing Separate leg Stretching Pose
  • Helps functioning of the abdominal organs
  • Stretches and strengthens the sciatic nerves and tendons of the legs
  • Increases flexibility of the pelvis, ankles, hip joints and last 5 vertebrae of spine
  • Brings blood to the brain
  • Improves the muscle tone and flexibility of thighs and calves
Trikanasana View Pose
Triangle Pose
  • Improves every muscle, joint, tendon and internal organ
  • Revitalizes nerves, veins, and tissues
  • Improves crooked spines
  • Helps correct frozen shoulder and tennis elbows
  • Increases strength and flexibility of the hip joint and of the muscles of the side of the torso
  • Strengthens and firms arms, upper thighs, waistline and hips
Dandayamana - Bibhaktapada - JanushirasanaView Pose
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
  • Increases blood circulation to legs and brain (helping with some types of headaches)
  • Massages internal organs
  • Helps with diabetes and hyperacidity
  • Helps relieve constipation, dyspepsia, and hemorrhoids
  • Improves flexibility of the spine, shoulders, hips, sciatic nerve
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen, waistline, hips buttocks, upper thighs
Tadasana View Pose
Tree Pose
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Improves circulatory disorders
  • Relieves tension in neck and shoulders
  • Increases flexibility of ankles, knees, and hip joints
  • Strengthens internal oblique muscles to prevent hernia
Padangustasana View Pose
Toe Stand Pose
  • Develops psychological and mental powers, especially patience
  • Helps to cure gout and rheumatism of the knees, ankles and feet
  • Helps with hemorrhoid problems
  • Strengthens stomach muscles, weak joints, and feet (which have 1/4 of all the bones in the body)
Savasana View Pose
Dead Body Pose
  • Returns circulation to normal
  • Improves concentration
  • Helps reduce hypertension, nervousness, anxiety and irritability
Pavanamuktasana View Pose
Wind Removing Pose
  • Massages the colon
  • Helps and prevents constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Stimulates the liver, small and large intestine and spleen
  • Improves flexibility of the hip joints and relieves loser back pain
  • Firms the abdomen, thighs and hips
Sit up View Pose View Pose
Sit-up
  • Strengthen and firms the abdomen
  • Increases flexibility of the spine, hamstrings, and sciatic nerve
Bhujangasana View Pose
Cobra Pose
  • Relieves back pain
  • Increases spinal strength and flexibility
  • Improves functioning of the large and small intestines, liver kidney and spleen
  • Improves pigeon chest by opening rib cage, permitting maximum expansion of the lungs increasing oxygen intake
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve lumbago, rheumatism and arthritis of the spine
  • Helps to cure gout, slipped disc, sciatic, tennis elbow
  • Helps relieve menstrual problems
  • Strengthen the immune system and revitalizes the thyroid
  • Improves flexibility of hip and shoulder joints
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen, hips, legs, buttocks and arms
Salabhasana View Pose
Locust Pose
  • Helps with slipped discs and sciatica
  • Straightens the upper spine
  • Relieve back pain and tennis elbow
  • Increases spine strength and flexibility
  • Improve varicose veins in the legs
Poorna - SalabhasanaView Pose
Full Locust Pose
  • Increases strength in the lower spine
  • Improves scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylosis and slipped discs.
  • Opens the rib cage and increases elasticity
  • Firms the abdominal wall, upper arms, hips and thighs
Dhanurasana View Pose
Bow Pose
  • Opens rib cage allowing full expansion of the lungs
  • 360-degree flexion of the spine revitalizes all spinal nerve by increasing circulation and strengthening the entire length of the spine
  • Improves back problems
  • Aides in digestion
  • Fights constipation
  • Combats bronchitis and diabetes
  • Improves function of the large and small intestines, liver, kidneys and spleen
  • Stretches and lengthens the abdominal wall
Supta - VajrasanaView Pose
Fixed Firm Pose
  • Strengthens and improves flexibility of the lower spine, knees and ankle joints
  • Increases circulation to the lower limbs, and is therapeutic for lower back pain, sciatica, rheumatism and varicose veins
  • Strengthens the psoas muscles and helps prevent hernias
  • Beneficial to the spleen, which helps the liver and strengthens the immune system
Ardha - KurmasanaView Pose
Half Tortoise Pose
  • Provides maximum relaxation
  • Stretches lower part of the lungs increasing blood circulation to the brain
  • Good for diabetes and anemia
  • Massages heart, lungs and coronary arteries
  • Increases flexibility of the hip and shoulder joints
  • Firms abdomen and thighs
Ustrasana View Pose
Camel Pose
  • Stretches abdominal organs and cures constipation
  • Stretches the throat, thyroid glad and parathyroid
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Opens rib cage to allow for maximum expansion of the lungs
  • Maximum compression of spine improving flexibility of the neck and spine
  • Firms the abdomen and slims the waistline
Sasangasana View Pose
Rabbit Pose
  • Maximum stretch of the spine allowing nervous system to receive proper nutrition
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen and back muscles
  • Maintains mobility and elasticity of spine
  • Nurtures the nervous system, helps with depression
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps cure sinus problems, colds and chronic tonsillitis
Janushirasana with Paschimottanasana View Pose
Head to Knee Stretching Pose
  • Helps balance blood sugar levels
  • Improves kidney function
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves the flexibility of sciatic nerves, ankles and hip joints
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen and arms
Ardha - Matsyendrasana View Pose
Spine Twisting Pose
  • Increases circulation and nutrition to spinal nerves, veins, and tissues
  • Improves spinal elasticity and flexibility
  • Helps cure lumbago and rheumatism of the spine
  • Improves digestion
  • Firms abdomen, thighs and buttocks
Khapalbhati View Pose
Blowing in Firm
  • Increases circulation
  • Removes toxins
  • Strengthens all abdominal organs
  • Trims the waistlin
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