Hatha yoga asanas are the certain body positions which effect on the state of mind, physical body and the human energy.
In the tradition of Hatha Yoga there are a huge amount of specific body positions, but in the trainings are used about two or three thousand, and five hundred positions are the most common.
So, from the plurality of training elements about 300 yoga poses can be attributed to the category of “basic” pose.
There aren’t two different asanas which would affect equally to the human energy. It’s recommended to use the largest number of Hatha yoga asanas and to combine them in different combinations for creating the most harmonious conditions for growth and development.
The more complex yoga asana is the higher transformational potential to the body, energy and mind. So, increasing your yoga level due to regular practice it is very useful to introduce constantly new yoga elements, replacing by them less efficient and well mastered asanas.
There are several classifications of Hatha yoga asanas:
– By the type of fitness level (for beginners, long practices, “advanced”)
– By the focus of the effect (backbends, forward bends, side bends, curling asanas, stretching asanas, balancing asanas)
– By the body position in the space (lying on the back, on the stomach, on a hip, sitting, standing, reversing)
– By the time of the fixed position (static and dynamic)
– By the power of efforts (power asanas, “stretching” asanas, relaxation asanas, etc.).
– and others.
The suggestions below Hatha yoga asanas list you will find a description of the most common yoga exercises, found in the most modern schools of yoga.