Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga By Michael Taylor
Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga.

These energetic poses provide a straight line to shaping our best body. They are also great for strength, balance, and focus.

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Downward Dog - Probably the first pose you'll see in class, it opens up the backs of your legs and upper spine. More on Downward Dog Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Downward Dog Split - Keep your standing leg strong, and upper chest sinking toward the ground. More on Downward Dog Split >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Low Lunge - Set your feet up so you’re not on a "tightrope" – so at least hip-width from side to side. More on Low Lunge Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Lizard - From a low lunge, lower your back knee to the ground then bring your forearms to the ground just inside your front foot. More on Lizard Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Triangle - From a Warrior II, straighten your front leg, and follow your front hand forward then down to your shin or the floor. More on Triangle Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Extended Side Angle Pose - From a low lunge, roll your back heel to the ground, bring your fingers to the ground inside your front heel... More on Extended Side Angle Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

High Lunge - For easier balance, position your feet at least as wide as your hips, and reach out strongly through your back leg and heel. More on High Lunge Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Warrior I - This pose is a great upper thigh opener and helps with patience. More on Warrior I Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Warrior II - Great for leg strength, it's important to keep your body vertical over your hips... More on Warrior II Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Reverse Warrior - From a Warrior II, lean back over your back leg keeping your body directly open to the side. More on Reverse Warrior Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Warrior III - From a high lunge, reach your arms straight forward, shift your weight forward... More on Warrior III Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Half Moon - Opens hips, builds focus. Balance by stacking your weight vertical from hip to knee to standing heel... More on Half Moon Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Revolved Half Moon - Tones the backs of your thighs. Good for balance and circulation. More on Revolved Half Moon Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Bound Half Moon - A great pose to help your balance, focus, and circulation. For better balance, keep your standing leg... More on Bound Half Moon Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Standing Split - From standing, shift your weight to one foot, bring your fingers to the ground and lift your other leg up behind you. More on Standing Split >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Tree - Balance by keeping an active standing leg, and stacking your skeleton vertical from heel to knee to hip... More on Tree Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Eagle - Balance is easier if you squeeze the back of your top thigh into the top of your standing thigh... More on Eagle Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Chair - Stand with your feet together, and sink your hips as your reach your arms up alongside your ears. More on Chair Pose >>

Standing Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe - While balancing on one leg, hold the big toe of your lifted foot, open your hip, and gradually extend your leg out to the side. More on Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe-Pose >>

Advertisement
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied...
Read More
More from the author:
Everything You Need To Know To Create An At-Home Yoga Practice That Sustains You
Check out The Complete Guide To Yoga
Tara Stiles, founder of Strala, and Michael Taylor give you everything you need for yoga at home.
View the class
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, along with his wife,...
Read More

More On This Topic

The Complete Guide To Tai Chi
More Movement

Popular Stories

Advertisement

Latest Articles

Latest Articles
Advertisement

Sites We Love

Your article and new folder have been saved!