The poses below are ideal for a peak pose-themed lesson plan.

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Arm Balance (Seated & Floor) Postures

 

Cobra Pose Bhujanågasana

 

 

 

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

 

Cow Leg Raises Pose Bitilasana

 

 

 

Cow Leg Raise Pose (Bitilasana)

 

Cow Arm Raises Pose Bitilasana

Cow Arm Raises Pose (Bitilasana)

 

Cow Head To Pelvis Pose Bitilasana

Cow Head To Pelvis Pose (Bitilasana)

 

Cow Hold Foot Pose Tiger

 

 

 

 

Cow Hold Foot Pose (Tiger)

 

Cow Leg Raises Pose Bitilasana

 

 

 

Cow Leg Raises Pose (Bitilasana)

 

Crow Pose Bakasana

 

 

 

 

Crow Pose (Bakasana)

 

East Stretch Pose Purvottanasana

 

 

 

East Stretch Pose (Purvottanasana)

Fallen Star Patita Tarasana Pose

Firefly Tittibhasana Pose

Four Limbed Staff Chaturanga Dandasana Pose

Half Shoulderstand Ardha Sarvangasana Pose

Handstand Against Wall Adho Mukha Vrksasana Pose

Headstand Bound Tuck Baddha Hasta Sirsasana Pose

Kneeling Half Moon Ardha Chandrasana Pose

 

Arm Balance (Standing) Postures

 

Crouching Cat Bharmanasana Pose

Dolphin Makarasana Pose

Downward Facing Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana Pose

Downward Facing Dog Split Adho Mukha Svanasana Pose

Half Moon Bound Revolved Baddha Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana Pose

Flying Pigeon Eka Pada Galavasana Pose

Half Monkey Ardha Hanumanasana Pose

Half Moon Ardha Chandrasana Pose

Half Moon Bound Revolved Baddha Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana Pose

Lizard Lunge Utthan Pristhasana Pose

Runner Anjaneyasana Pose

Standing Split Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana Pose

Wide Leg Split Upavishta Konasana Pose

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Back Bend (Seated & Floor) Postures

 

Baby Camel Ardha Ushtrasana Pose

Bow Dhanurasana Pose

Bridge Pose

Camel Ustrasana Pose

Classical Fish Matsyasana Pose

Cobra Bhujangasana Pose

Half Pigeon Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Pose

King Pigeon Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Pose

Locust Salabhasana Pose

Sphinx Bhujangasana Pose

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Back Bend (Standing) Postures

 

Crescent Lunge Pose

Dancer Nataranjasana Pose

Reversed Warrior Viparita Virabhadrasana Pose

Lunge With Partner Anjaneyasana Pose

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Balance (Seated & Floor Postures)

 

Boat Navasana Pose

Both Big Toes Ubhaya Padangusthasana Pose

Compass Surya Yantrasana Pose

Cow Hold Foot Bitilasana Pose

Crow Bakasana Pose

Double Closed Lotus Padma Pindasana Pose

East Stretch Purvottanasana Pose

Half Shoulderstand Ardha Sarvangasana Pose

Shoulderstand Sarvangasana Pose

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Balance (Standing Postures)

 

Airplane Dekasana Pose

Extended Hand To Big Toe Utthita Hasta Padangustasana Pose

Extended Hand To Big Toe Fold Utthita Hasta Padangustasana Pose

Half Moon Bow Ardha Chandrasana Chapasana Pose

Half Moon Bound Revolved Baddha Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana Pose

Revolved Half Moon Parivrtta Adha Chandrasana Pose

Revolved Triangle Paravritta Trikonasana Pose

Warrior III Virabhadrasana Pose

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Bandhas

 

Chin Lock Jalandhara Bandha

Chin Lock Ujjaji Breath

Maha Bandha Great Lock

Root Lock Mula Banda

Uddiyana Bandha

 

Chest Opening Postures

 

Crescent Moon Anjaneyasana Pose

Dancer With Strap Nataranjasana Pose

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Extended Side Angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose

Fig Tree Ashvatthasana Pose

Mountain Lock Tadasana Pose

Reversed Warrior Viparita Virabhadrasana Pose

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Forward Bend Postures

 

Head To Knee With Strap Janu Sirasana Pose

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Dolphin Makarasana Pose

Extended Hand To Big Toe Fold Utthita Hasta Padangustasana Pose

Flying Pigeon Eka Pada Galavasana Pose

Gorilla Padahastasana Pose

Half Lotus Tree Fold Uttanasana Pose

Halfway Lift Urdhva Mukha Uttanasana Pose

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Inversion Postures 

 

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Dolphin Makarasana Pose

Gorilla Padahastasana Pose

Rag Doll Uttanasana Pose

Intense Side Stretch I Ardha Parsvottanasana Pose

Intense Side Stretch II Ardha Parsvottanasana Pose

Intense Side Stretch III Ardha Parsvottanasana Pose

Pyramid Parsvottanasana Pose

Revolved Half Moon Parivrtta Adha Chandrasana Pose

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Side Bend Postures

 

Bananasana Pose

Bound Extended Side Angle Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose

Extended Side Angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose

Revolved Side Angle Parivritta Parshvakonasana Pose

Standing Crescent Indudalasana Pose

Triangle Trikonasana Pose

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Twist Postures

 

Bound Extended Side Angle Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose

Bound Triangle Baddha Trikonasana Pose

Extended Side Angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose

Half Moon Ardha Chandrasana Pose

Lunge Twist Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana Pose

Revolved Chair Parivrtta Utkatasana Pose

Revolved Hand To Big Toe Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana Pose

Triangle Trikonasana Pose

Deer Twist Mrigasana Pose

Half Lord Of The Fishes Ardha Matsyendrasana Matsyendrasana Pose

Noose Pasasana Pose

Revolved Pigeon Parivrtta Eka Pada Rajakapotanasana Pose

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