Yoga poses are drawn from nature and remind us that we are part of something greater. By practicing yoga postures, asana, we connect to different aspects of our self. Some parts are easier to see than others. Through regular practice we bring all aspects into balance.
These galleries show
Acroyoga poses and traditional yoga postures with their name and meaning in English and Sanskrit. It is a work in progress. To see AcroYoga in action, visit the AcroYoga Video Gallery. Let me know if you have any requests.
Vasisthasana: seer, sage; represents dignity and power
Chamatkarasana: Blissed out wild thing
Ustrasana: Camel. The camel in the desert finds water and falls to its knees with joy
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (variation): 1-legged King Pigeon
Goddess Warrior: She who nourishes and nurtures
Utkatasana: Fierce or Powerful
Virabhadrasana 3: Heroic Warrior 3. Harmony, balance and poise are demonstrated when the hero takes action.
Ardha Chandra Chapasana: Sugar Cane Pose. The bow of the Goddess Lalita, She who Plays. All of creation, manifestation + dissolution is divine play
Utitha Pasvakonasana (variation): Extended side flank stretch
Uthita Trikonasana: Extended Triangle Pose. The body makes 9 triangles.
Dandasana: Staff Pose.
Paschimottanasana: West- facing pose. Yogis practice facing east, to greet the sun at sunrise. The name refers to the back of the body, which faces west in this pose.
Ubhaya Padangusthasansa: Both Big Toes Pose
Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana. Upward-facing Paschimottanasana (intense stretch to the west)
Eka Pada Sirsasana: One Foot to Head Pose
Vamadevasana 2: A sage and also Shiva, the god entrusted with destruction
Mulabandhasana: Root Lock Pose to lift prana (life force) upward. Through the practice of mulabandha, an old person becomes young again
Tittibhasana: Firefly Pose
Bakasana: Crane. A bird wading in water.
Eka Pada Galavasana: eka = 1; pada = leg/foot; dedicated to the sage Galava
Karandavasana: Himalayan Goose Pose
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana: Upward-facing Dog Pose
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana 4: King Pigeon on 1-leg. The heart is lifted and free, like a pigeon.
Matseyasana: Fish Pose. Heart is floating with the breath like a fish floating in water
Chakorasana: Chakor is a mythical bird that drinks the moonlight
Kapotasana: dove or pigeon
Kapotasana (variation): dove or pigeon
Svarga-dvijāsana: Bird of Paradise
August 2010: Voice of America video
July 2010: ABC Channel 7 News comes to Acroyoga class. Get the story
May 2009: Washington Post does AcroYoga. Read the article in the Washington Post Health section.
October 2010. Channel 4: Curbside Cookoff video
July 2010. DC Commission of the Arts and WMATA: Metro Performs
MetroPerforms! King and Molinaro “The Acro-Yogis” – (Waterfront) from Art202 in Production on Vimeo.
June 2010. Capitol Pride Parade
May 2010. Yoga on the Mall
November 2009. The Onion
September 2009.Forbes & Fojol Bros: