The heart of any yoga practice is the performance of yoga positions (called asanas), each of which has specific physical and and mental benefits. A familiarity with the basic yoga poses will help tremendously as you begin taking classes.
Yoga Poses Articles
- Index of Yoga Poses -
Yoga Journal's excellent searchable guide to yoga poses with great photographs.
- Step-by-Step Yoga Poses -
Written instructions for over thirty yoga poses, including the names in English and Sanskrit.