Āsana Dictionary

Welcome to Zen Monkey’s Āsana Dictionary!

This department came to be as a result of the Zen Monkey Āsana Challenge in June of 2015, and we’re constantly adding to and improving it! Please click on the pose titles below to see details about each of the poses listed, and check back regularly to see new poses as we add them!

If you fancy contributing to our Āsana Dictionary and seeing yourself featured on Zen Monkey, feel free to share a photo of you in any pose on Instagram using the hashtag provided on each page, and tagging @zenmonkeylondon!

B

Boat Pose (Nāvāsana)
Bow Pose (Dhanurāsana)
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangāsana)

C

Camel Pose (Ustrāsana)
Cat Pose (Mārjāryāsana)
Chair Pose (Utkatāsana)
Child’s Pose (Bālāsana)
Cobra Pose (Bhunjangāsana)
Comfortable Seat with Twist (Sukhāsana with Twist)
Corpse Pose (Śavāsana)
Cow Face Pose (Gomukhāsana)
Cow Pose (Bitilāsana)
Crescent Pose (Añjaneyāsana)
Crow/Crane Pose (Bākāsana)

D

Dancer’s Pose (Natarājāsana)
Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvānāsana)

E

Eagle Pose (Garudāsana)
Eight Angle Pose (Astavrakāsana)

F

Fish Pose (Matsyāsana)
Forward Fold (Uttānāsana)
Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga
Dandāsana)

H

Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrāsana)
Half-Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrāsana)
Head To Knee Pose (Jānu Sīrsāsana)

M

Monkey Pose (Hanumanāsana)
Mountain Pose (Tādāsana)

O

One-Leg Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Kapotāsana)

P

Pyramid Pose (Pārsvottānāsana)

R

Revolved Triangle Pose (Parivrtta Trikonāsana)
Reverse Hand-To-Foot Pose (Parirvrtta Eka Hasta Padangusthāsana)

S

Sage Pose (Marīcyāsana C)
Seated Forward Fold (Pascimottānāsana)
Standing Big Toe Extension (Utthita Hasta Pādāngusthāsana)
Side Angle Pose (Pārśvakonāsana)

T

Tree Pose (Vrksāsana)
Triangle Pose (Trikonāsana)

U

Upward-Facing Bow Pose (Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana)
Upward-Facing Dog (Ūrdhva Mukha Svānāsana)

W

Warrior 1 (Vīrabhadrāsana I)
Warrior 2 (Vīrabhadrāsana II)
Warrior 3 (Vīrabhadrāsana III)
Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend (Upavistha Konāsana)
Wide-Legged Forward Fold (Prasarita Padottanasana)