Postures of Bikram Yoga

The following are the 26 postures of Bikram Yoga, as it names them; some of the Sanskrit names differ from those used for the same or closely related poses in other schools of yoga, and some of them are otherwise used for different poses. The postures include 24 asanas (poses in modern yoga as exercise), one pranayama breathing exercise, and one shatkarma, a purification making use of forced breathing. Bikram Yoga was devised by Bikram Choudhury around 1971 when he moved to America.[1][2][3]

# Bikram Yoga’s Sanskrit Translation Appearance Nearest equivalent
in other schools
1 प्राणायाम
Prāṇāyāma
Standing Deep Breathing
(not an asana;
Yoga breathing,
usually practised sitting)
2 अर्धचन्द्रासन with पादहस्तासन
Ardhacandrāsana with
Pādahastāsana
Half Moon Pose with
Hands To Feet Pose
Indudalasana
3 उत्कटासन
Utkaṭāsana
Awkward Pose
Utkatasana
4 गरुडासन
Garuḍāsana
Eagle Pose
Garudasana
5 दण्डायमन जानुशीर्षासन
Daṇḍāyamana Jānuśīrṣāsana
Standing Head To Knee Pose
Utthita Padangusthasana
6 दण्डायमन धनुरासन
Daṇḍāyamana Dhanurāsana
Standing Bow Pose
Natarajasana
Dancer Pose
7 तुलादण्डासन
Tulādaṇḍāsana
Balancing Stick Pose
Virabhadrasana III
Warrior III
8 दण्डायमन विभक्तपाद पश्चिमोत्तानासन
Daṇḍāyamana Vibhaktapāda Paścimottānāsana
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
Prasarita Padottanasana
Wide Stance Forward Bend
9 त्रिकोणासन
Trikoṇāsana
Triangle Pose
Parsvakonasana
Extended Side Angle Pose
10 दण्डायमन विभक्तपाद जानुशीर्षासन
Daṇḍāyamana Vibhaktapāda Jānuśīrṣāsana
Standing Separate Leg Head To Knee Pose
Parsvottanasana
Intense Side Stretch Pose
11 ताडासन
Tāḍāsana
Tree Pose
Vrikshasana
12 पादाङ्गुष्ठासन
Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana
Toe Stand Pose
Malasana
13 शवासन
Śavāsana
Corpse Pose
Savasana
14 पवनमुक्तासन
Pavanamuktāsana
Wind Relieving Pose
Pavanamuktasana
15 पादहस्तासन
Pādahastāsana
Situp
Paschimottanasana
Seated Forward Bend
16 भुजङ्गासन
Bhujaṅgāsana
Cobra Pose
Bhujangasana
17 शलभासन
Śalabhāsana
Locust Pose
Ardha Salabhasana
18 पूर्णशलभासन
Pūrṇaśalabhāsana
Full Locust Pose
Salabhasana
19 धनुरासन
Dhanurāsana
Bow Pose
Dhanurasana
20 सुप्तवज्रासन
Suptavajrāsana
Reclining Thunderbolt Pose
Supta Virasana
Reclining Hero Pose
21 अर्धकूर्मासन
Ardhakūrmāsana
Half Tortoise Pose
Balasana
Child Pose
22 उष्ट्रासन
Uṣṭrāsana
Camel Pose
Ustrasana
23 शसांगासना
Śasāṁgāsanā
Rabbit Pose
Balasana
Child Pose
24 जानुशीर्षासन with पश्चिमोत्तानासन
Jānuśīrṣāsana with
Paścimottānāsana
Head To Knee Pose with
Back Stretching Pose
Janusirsasana
25 अर्धमत्स्येन्द्रासन
Ardha Matsyendrāsana
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana
26 कपालभाति
Kapālabhāti
“Skull polishing”
(not an asana:
a shatkarma,
a purification)

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  1. “26 Bikram Yoga Poses”. www.bikramyogaposesguide.com.
  2. Duffin, Erin. “The 26 Poses of Bikram Yoga”. DoYouYoga. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  3. Achanta, Ramya (13 August 2019). “The 26 Bikram Yoga Poses – A Complete Step-By-Step Guide”. StyleCraze.

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