Silly Yoga Pose Names

Via on Jan 9, 2012

I’ve encountered these pose names from both teachers and students during my several years of practice. The poses aren’t really trademarked.

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3 Responses to “Silly Yoga Pose Names”

  1. Feel free to suggest your own list of pose names.

  2. Tanya Lee Markul Tanya Lee Markul says:

    How about unicorn pose (utkatasana). :-) Not as good as yours. :-)

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  3. Laura says:

    One of my favorites: single leg lift in downward dog with the top knee bent and the hip rotated open. One of my teachers calls this "Peeing Dog"!!

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