Welcome to the Ananda Yoga® Video Library


 
 
Adho Mukha Shvanasana Downward-Facing Dog Pose
Ardha Chandrasana
Half-Moon Pose
Ardha Matsyendrasana
Half Spinal Twist
Baddha Konasana
Bound Angle Pose
Balasana
Child Pose
Bhujangasana
Cobra Pose
Dhanurasana
Bow Pose
Garudasana
Eagle Pose
Janushirasana
Head-to-the-Knee Pose
Jathara Parivartanasana
Supine Twist
Matsyasana
Fish Pose
Muktasana
Freedom Pose
Padahastasana
Jackknife Pose
Parighasana
Gate Pose
Parvatasana
(Seated) Mountain Pose
Paschimotanasana
Posterior Stretching Pose
Salabhasana
Locust Pose
Sarvangasana
Shoulderstand
Sasamgasana
Hare Pose
Savasana
Corpse Pose
Setu Bandhasana
Bridge Pose
Surya Namaskar
Sun Salutation
Tadasana
(Standing) Mountain Pose
Trikonasana
Triangle Pose
Ustrasana
Camel Pose
Utkatasana
Chair Pose (also: Powerful Pose)
Vajrasana
Firm Pose (Thunderbolt Pose)
Vasishthasana
Vasishtha’s Pose
Viparita Karani
Simple Inverted Pose
Virabhadrasana II
Warrior Pose II
Vrikasana
Tree Pose
 

Additional Asanas

The above asanas are part of Level 1 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training. Asanas below are part of Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher Training. An asana with “*” after its Sanskrit name is a more-advanced asana.

Chakrasana *
Wheel Pose
Halasana *
Plow Pose
Sirshasana *
Head Stand

Asana Affirmations


Each yoga posture is paired with its own affirmation, which one practices silently while in the posture. The affirmation is designed to reinforce the posture’s natural effect on one’s state of consciousness, bringing the mind actively and directly into one’s practice.


Bhujangasana
Cobra Pose

“I rise joyfully to meet each new opportunity. ”

Janushirasana
Head-to-the-Knee Pose

“Left and right and all around—life’s harmonies are mine.”

Savasana
Corpse Pose

“Bones, muscles, movement I surrender now;
anxiety, elation and depression, churning thoughts—all these I give into the hands of peace.”

Virabhadrasana II
Warrior Pose II

“I joyfully manifest the power of God!”


Parighasana
Gate Pose

“Waves of joy surge upward in my spine.”

Trikonasana
Triangle Pose

“Energy and joy flood my body cells! Joy descends to me!”

Viparita Karani
Simple Inverted Pose

“Awake, my sleeping powers, awake!”

Vrikasana
Tree Pose

“I am calm, I am poised.”

Warm-Ups for Asana Practice

For Asana Practice

Here are two warm-up routines for asana practice. Even better warm-ups are the Energization Exercises of Paramhansa Yogananda; they do much more than merely warm up the muscles and joints.

Asana Practice Warm-Ups 1

Asana Practice Warm-Ups 2