Each yoga posture or position is an asana which translated from its ancient Sanskrit means 'sitting down'. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali defines "asana" as "to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed". Asanas were postures developed to help individuals sit comfortably in order to cultivate awareness, relaxation and concentration to meditate.
Yoga first originated in India. Asanas are the third of the eight limbs of classical, or Raja Yoga. They are the physical movements of yoga practice in combination with breathing techniques (pranayama).
Warrior II pose
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Extended hand-to-toe pose
Revolved triangle pose
Wide legged forward bend pose
Supported headstand pose
Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana
Upward-facing intense west stretch pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana II
Half lord of the fishes II pose