Salamba-Shirshasana I + II + III – Supported Headstand

Salamba = supported
Shirsha = head

Salamba-Sarvangasana I – supported shoulderstand

Sa-= together, accompanied by
 = supported
Sarvanga = whole body

Snake / Cobra – Bhujangasana I

Bhujanga = snake

Setu-Bandha-Sarvangasana – bridge

Setu = bridge
Bandha = shackle, chain, position
Sarvanga = whole body

Shalabhasana – Grasshopper

Shalabha = grasshopper


Shan = six
Mukha = mouth
Mudra = closing, to shut down, sealing
Shanmuka = name of the god with sex heads

Shirshasana – Headstand

Shirsha = head


Siddha = A half god creature, which is very pure and light and suppose to have supernatural power (siddhis). 

Simhasana I + II

Simha = lion

Standing Split – Urdhva-Prasarita-Ekapadasana

Urdhva = upwards, up, high
Prasarita = outstreched, enlarged, extensive
Eka = one
Pada = foot, leg

Sthira – consistency, attention, concentration

Chair – Utkatasana

Utkata = powerfull, wild, uneven
Ut = a particle which means sensitivity and intensity

Sukha – the ability to keep a position without effort

„A mindset we feel as comfortable to be able to observer our selfs. (…) Being attentive and relaxed and therefore being able to see everything clear.“


Supta = lay down. lean back
Kona = angle


Supta = lay down. lean back
Vajra = thunderbolt


Supta = lay down. lean back
Vira = hero, fighter, protectionist

Svadhyaya – self-awareness

sva = self
adhyaya = studies, examination