Ubhaya-Padangushtahasana 

Ubhaya = both
Padangushtaha = big toe

Ubhaya-Padangushthasana 190

Upavishtha-Konasana

Upavishtha = sit
Kona = angle

Upavishtha-Konasana 81

Urdhva-Dandasana

Urdhva = upwards, up, high
Danda = stick

Urdhva-Dandasana 146

Urdhva-Mukha-Pashchimottanasana I + II

Urdhva = upwards, up, high
Mukha = face, mouth
Urdhva-Mukha = face lifted up
Pashchima = west = backside of the body
Tan = strech out, widening, extend  

Urdhva-Mukha-Pashchimottanasana I 186

Urdhva-Mukha-Shvanasana – upward facing dog

Urdhva = upwards, up, high
Mukha = face, mouth
Urdhva-Mukha = face lifted up
Shvana = dog

 

Urdhva-Mukha-Shvanasana 134

Urdhva-Padmasana in Sarvangasana

Urdhva = upwards, up, high
Padma = Lotos
Sarvanga = whole body

Urdhva-Padmasana in Sarvangasana 169

Urdhva-Padmasana in Shirshasana

Urdhva = upwards, up, high
Padma = Lotos
Shirshasana = headstand

Urdhva-Padmasana in Shirshasana 195

Urdhva-Prasarita-Ekapadasana – standing split

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

Urdhva-Prasarita-Ekapadasana 339

Uttanasana – forward bend

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

U. – Z.
Uttanasana 168

Uttana-Padma-Mayurasana 

Uttana = intensive strech 
Padma = Lotos
Mayura = peacock

Uttana-Padma-Mayurasana 85

Utkatasana – Chair

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

Utkatasana 235

Utthita-Hasta-Padangushthasana

Utthita = outstreched, enlarged, extensive
Hasta = hand
Padangushtaha = big toe

Utthita-Hasta-Padangusthasana 256

Utthita-Parshvakonasana – extendet sideposition

Utthita = outstreched, enlarged, extensive
Parshva = side, flank
Kona = angle

Utthita-Parshvakonasana 167

Utthita-Trikonasana – streched trigangle

Utthita = outstreched, enlarged, extensive
Trikona = triangle
Tri = three
Kona = angle

Utthita-Trikonasana 206

V

Vinyasa Krama – Concept / Guideline for  an intelligent step by step stucture to build a Yogapractice

Kann auch den Aufbau eines Leitfadens für alltägliche Aufgaben bezeichnen. 

Can also means a setup for a structure in daily live purposes.

Vi = in a special way
Nyasa = to place something
Kr = to do
Krama = the step

Virabhadrasana I + II + III – The Warrior

Vira = Hero, Fighter, Warrior, Asserter

This position is dedicated to the big hero, which Shiva created of his curly hair. 

Once Daksha was celebrating a sacrificial, but he didn’t invite neither his daughter nor her husband Shiva, the highest of all gods. However Sati, Dakshas daughter went to the fest. But because she got insulted and humiliated, she was throwing herself into the fire and burned to death.

When Shiva heard about it, he felt challenged, riped off one of his curly hair and through it on the ground. A great hero, Virabhadra, raised and awaiting his orders. He was told to guide Shivas army to Dakshas sacrificial and disturb them. 

Viradhadra and his army emerged at the sacrifical as a tornado, destroying the fest, vanquished the other gods and priests and beheaded Daksha. 

Shiva, in grieve over the death of Sati abalienated and immersed in meditation. 

Sati was reborn as Umi in the house of Himalaya. Once more she found Shivas love and due to her effort she gained his heart.

This story comes from the poetry of Kumara Sambhava (Birth of God of War) of Kalidasa.

Virabhadrasana I 238
Virabhadrasana II 185
Virabhadrasana III 168

Virasana 

Vira = hero, fighter, protectionist

Virasana 157

Vitayanasana – horse

Vitayana = horse

Vatayanasana

Vrikshasana

Vriksha = tree

Vrikshasana 287

W

Warrier I + II + III– Virabhadrasana

This position is dedicated to the big hero, which Shiva created of his curly hair. 

Once Daksha was celebrating a sacrificial, but he didn’t invite neither his daughter nor her husband Shiva, the highest of all gods. However Sati, Dakshas daughter went to the fest. But because she got insulted and humiliated, she was throwing herself into the fire and burned to death.

When Shiva heard about it, he felt challenged, riped off one of his curly hair and through it on the ground. A great hero, Virabhadra, raised and awaiting his orders. He was told to guide Shivas army to Dakshas sacrificial and disturb them. 

Viradhadra and his army emerged at the sacrifical as a tornado, destroying the fest, vanquished the other gods and priests and beheaded Daksha. 

Shiva, in grieve over the death of Sati abalienated and immersed in meditation. 

Sati was reborn as Umi in the house of Himalaya. Once more she found Shivas love and due to her effort she gained his heart.

This story comes from the poetry of Kumara Sambhava (Birth of God of War) of Kalidasa.

Virabhadrasana I 238
Virabhadrasana II 185
Virabhadrasana III 168

X

Y

Yoga

Yug = yoke = joining things

Yoga-Mudrasana

Used to wake up the kudalini.

Yoga-Mudrasana 90

Yoga-Sutra

Sutra – String
The Yoga-Sutra is the red line for Yoga.

Z