Pose List: Yin Yoga Poses & Sequences

At-A-Glance Pictorial View

See an at-a-glance view of the most common Yin Yoga poses (excerpt above) at With Yin Yoga.

“Twenty is Plenty!”

Paul Grilley has often said that “Twenty is plenty!” You don’t need a lot of postures to deeply touch the key areas of the body in a Yin Yoga practice. You don’t have time for very many either because we hold the postures longer than in a yang-like Hatha yoga practice. Sebastian & Murielle have gifted us with an easy way to learn the major postures and variations used in Yin Yoga, with this Yin Yoga Poses page and their beautiful Yin Yoga poster. – Bernie Clark

List View

  1. Anahatasana
  2. Ankle Pose — Vajrasana shape variation
  3. Butterfly Pose — Baddha Konasana shape
  4. Cat Tail Pose — Reclined Twist shape
  5. Caterpillar Pose — Paschimottanasana shape
  6. Child’s Pose — Balasana
  7. Dandling Pose — Uttanasana (Rag Doll Variation) shape
  8. Deer Pose — Seated Pose variation
  9. Dragon Pose and Twisted Dragon Pose— Anjaneyasana shape
  10. Dragonfly Pose / Straddle — Upavistha Konasana shape
  11. Frog Pose
  12. Saddle Pose — Supta Virasana or Supta Vajrasana shape
  13. Seal Pose or Sphinx Pose — Bhujangasana & Sphinx shapes
  14. Shoelace Pose — Gomukhasana shape
  15. Snail Pose — Halasana shape
  16. Square Pose — Agnistambhasana shape
  17. Squat — Malasana shape
  18. Sleeping Swan Pose and Upward Swan Pose — Eka Pada Rajakapotasana shape
  19. Stirrup Pose / Stirred-Up Pose / Happy Baby — Ananda Balasana
  20. Toe Squat — Vajrasana shape variation