What is Yogasanas?

Yogasanas refer to the physical postures or poses practiced in yoga. Derived from the Sanskrit words "yoga" (union) and "asana" (pose), yogasanas are a fundamental aspect of the ancient Indian science of yoga.

Yogasanas are not just physical exercises but also serve as a means to harmonize and integrate the body, breath, mind, and spirit. They are designed to promote balance, flexibility, strength, and well-being at physical, mental, and energetic levels.

There are numerous yogasanas, each with its own unique benefits and effects on the body and mind. Some common yogasanas include standing poses, seated poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions, and balancing poses. Each asana has specific alignment instructions and variations to suit different body types and abilities.

The practice of yogasanas involves holding the poses with mindful awareness, focusing on the breath and body sensations. It combines physical exertion with relaxation, promoting a deep connection between the body and mind.

Yogasanas are typically practiced as part of a larger yoga session, which may also include breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation, and relaxation techniques. The aim is to cultivate physical health, mental clarity, emotional balance, and spiritual growth.

The practice is taught with simple, guided instructions provided by an accredited Isha™ Hatha Yoga teacher, and can be practiced thereafter at home. Regular practise sessions are also offered at the studio.

Benefits of Yogasanas

  • Physical Fitness: Yogasanas promote physical strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. They tone the muscles, improve posture, and enhance overall physical fitness.
  • Stress Relief: Practicing yogasanas helps reduce stress, anxiety, and tension in the body and mind. The mindful movements, deep breathing, and relaxation techniques promote relaxation and a sense of calmness.
  • Increased Energy Levels: Yogasanas stimulate the body's energy flow and help improve circulation, resulting in increased energy levels and vitality.
  • Improved Flexibility: Regular practice of yogasanas increases flexibility and suppleness of the muscles, joints, and connective tissues. This can improve range of motion, prevent injuries, and promote overall physical comfort.
  • Better Focus and Concentration: Yogasanas require concentration and mindful awareness of the body and breath. Regular practice enhances focus, mental clarity, and concentration abilities.
  • Enhanced Respiratory Function: Yogasanas incorporate specific breathing techniques that improve lung capacity, lung function, and overall respiratory health. This can lead to better oxygenation of the body and improved vitality.
  • Weight Management: Certain yogasanas can support weight management goals by improving metabolism, stimulating digestion, and promoting better hormonal balance.
  • Mental and Emotional Well-being: Yogasanas have a positive impact on mental and emotional health. They can help reduce symptoms of depression, improve mood, and cultivate a positive outlook on life.
  • Improved Sleep Quality: Practicing yogasanas, especially gentle and relaxing poses, can promote better sleep patterns and support restful sleep.
  • Inner Awareness and Self-Discovery: Yogasanas provide an opportunity for self-exploration and self-awareness. They can deepen the connection between the body, mind, and spirit, leading to personal growth and self-discovery.

Practice Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 12+
  • Medium-level intensity
  • No prior knowledge or background in yoga is required


  • Yogasana Workshop: € ​210
  • 40 day post-workshop practice support included
  • 1 free correction session included


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  • Consecrated space with Devi Yantra


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Frequently asked questions

What are yogasanas?

Yogasanas, also known as yoga poses or postures, are physical exercises and positions practiced in yoga to promote physical and mental well-being.

What is the importance of practicing yogasanas?

Yogasanas help improve flexibility, strength, balance, posture, and mental focus. They also promote relaxation, stress relief, and overall physical and mental well-being.

How often should I practice yogasanas?

It is recommended to practice yogasanas regularly for optimal benefits. Starting with a few minutes a day and gradually increasing the duration and frequency is a good approach. Aim for at least three to four sessions per week.

Can I practice yogasanas if I'm not flexible?

Absolutely! Yogasanas are designed to improve flexibility over time. You can start with gentle and beginner-friendly poses, gradually working on your flexibility and range of motion. It's important to listen to your body and not force any movements.

Are there any age restrictions for practicing yogasanas?

Yogasanas can be practiced by people of various age groups. However, it is advisable to choose appropriate poses and modify them as needed, especially for children and older adults. Consulting with a yoga instructor can help ensure safety and proper modifications.

How long should I hold each yogasana?

The duration of holding a yogasana can vary based on your comfort and experience. Beginners can start with holding each pose for 15-30 seconds and gradually increase the duration to 1-2 minutes as they progress.

Can yogasanas help with weight loss?

While yogasanas alone may not lead to significant weight loss, they can contribute to weight management and overall fitness. Regular practice of dynamic and active poses, combined with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, can support weight loss efforts

What should I do if a certain yogasana feels uncomfortable or painful?

It's important to listen to your body and avoid any pain or discomfort. If a pose feels too challenging or causes pain, modify it or skip it altogether. Seek guidance from a yoga instructor to ensure proper alignment and adjustments.

Can I practice yogasanas during pregnancy?

Prenatal yoga, which includes modified yogasanas, can be beneficial during pregnancy. However, it is crucial to consult with a prenatal yoga instructor and your healthcare provider to ensure the safety of both you and your baby.

Are there specific yogasanas for back pain or other common ailments?

Yes, certain yogasanas can help alleviate back pain and various other common ailments. Poses like Cat-Cow, Child's Pose, and Bridge Pose are known to provide relief for back pain. However, it is recommended to seek guidance from a yoga instructor or healthcare professional for specific conditions.