Shinei Shukla
3 min readJan 17, 2021


What is yoga?
Yoga is not about twisting and bending your body but it is about giving care to your body, breathe, mind, heart, and spirit.
The yoga word derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to unite’ and yoga means union of heart, body, breath, and mind. Yoga also helps release stress, quietens your thoughts, and helps you loosen up.

Asana is a Sanskrit term that is often translated as “posture” or “pose.” Asana can also be translated as “a steady, comfortable seat,” particularly for the purpose of meditation.

Types of yoga asanas:

~ Tadasana(Mountain Pose)

~Vrikshasana(Tree Pose)

~Uttanasana(Standing forward bend)

~Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing Dog Pose)

~Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

~Halasana (Plough Pose)

~Sirsasana (Head Stand)

~Salabhasana (Locust Pose)

~Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

~Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Ardha Padmasana(half-lotus)

Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Utkatasana(Chair pose)

Savasana(corpse pose)

Kumbhakasana(plank pose)

Ardha Pincha Mayurasana(dolphin pose)

Matsyasana(fish pose)

Naukasana(boat pose)

There are many more yoga asanas. Learn yoga asanas and experience yoga. Well-routined Yoga can enhance overall health and wellness resulting in a better and healthier lifestyle.