F

Fish – Matsyasana

Matsya = fish

forward bendUttanasana  

Uttana = intensive strech 
Ut = a particle which means sensitivity and intensity
Tan = strech out, widening, extend

Uttanasana

Frog – Bhekasana 

Bheka = frog

G

Garbha-Pindasana

Garbha = lap
Pinda = embryo

Garundasana – Eagle

Garuda = Eagle

Garunda is also the name of the king of the birds. He is also introduced as the companion of Vishnu. He’s a white face and a watery blue beak, red wings and a golden body.

Garudasana

Gomukhasana – Cow

Go = cow
Mukha = face, mouth

Gomukha describes a human whos face looks like the face of a cow. It’s also names an instrument, which is narrow on one end and wide on the other – as the face of a cow.

Gorakshasana

Goraksha = cowherd

GrasshopperShalabhasana

Shalabha = Grasshopper

H

Halfmoon – Ardha-Chandrasana

Ardha = half
Chandra = Moon

half boat – Ardha-Navasana 

Ardha = half
Nava = Ship, Boat

Halasana – Plow

Hala = plow

Headstand – Shirshasana 

Shirsha = head

Supported Headstand  – Salamba-Shirshasana I + II + III 

Salamba = supported
Shirsha = head

Heron – Krounchasana

Krounch = Heron

 

I

Ishvara-pranidhana Loving god

The quality of our actions.

 

J

Janu-Shirshasana

Janu = knee
Shirsha = head

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