Yoga Poses - From Beginner to Advanced

Beginner
Have you ever wondered how to heal a rotator cuff injury, or how to prevent yourself from damaging or tearing your rotator cuff? The answer is to both strengthen and stretch the muscles that make up the rotator cuff - the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Tere Minor and Subscapularis. This video shows you how.
Beginner
This pose stretches the latissimus dorsi and teres major of the top arm and the biceps and anterior deltoid muscles of the lower arm. Latissimus dorsi stretches help people with tight lats due to poor upper back posture.
Beginner
The Trapezius is made up of three sheets of muscle, the upper, mid and lower trapezius, which together cover the entire upper back from the bottom of the rib cage to the base of the skull. When strong and functioning properly, they provide support for the shoulders, neck and back.
Beginner
This is a great exercise to do if you find yourself sitting for long periods of time, and in particular if you tend to slouch. This exercise strengthens the muscles that help reposition your shoulders properly and help you sit more upright.
Achilles Tendon Stretch
Beginner
This is the best way to isolate the achilles tendon. Stretching the achilles can help a lot when trying to lengthen the calf muscles.
Lying Bent Knee Hamstring Stretch photo
Beginner
This hamstring stretch is great for isolating the part of the hamstring muscles that are behind the knee joint. Tight hamstrings are a common finding in most people. However, you can do easy exercises to increase your hamstring length.
Bird of Paradise Pose - Svarga Dvidasana
Advanced
Bird of Paradise pose challenges your focus, balance, strength and flexibility. It's one of the more difficult poses to do well, since it demands so much from the body. This pose strengthens the standing leg, ankle, knee and thigh. This pose strengthens the legs, improves balance, opens the groins and hamstrings.
Bound Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - Baddha Ardha Matsyendrasana
Intermediate
Baddha means bound; ardha is half, matsya is fish and indra is ruler. This deep twist with a bind is a fantastic stretch for the spine, hips, legs and shoulders. Ensure that your pelvis acts as an anchor so that your spine can lift and lengthen to its fullest capacity. Breathe deeply and avoid stiffening the body.
Bow Pose - Dhanurasana
Intermediate
Dhanu means a bow. Bow pose is a fantastic stretch for the spine, abdominals, hip flexors, biceps and pecs. It is an all-around, great total body-opening backbend. Be sure to engage your core muscles, encouraging the spine to bend evenly, rather than pivoting in the lower back. Regular practice will relieve lower back pain and release tension.
Beginner
If you are looking for a gentle, easy way to get a deep stretch in your calf, this calf stretch is the way to go. While seated comfortably you are able to use a strap or tie to deepen or lessen the stretch with ease.
Beginner
This video shows how to effectively stretch the calf muscle, as well as change the angle to stretch the outer and inner fibers of the calf muscle.
Chair Pose | Utkatasana
Beginner
Utkata means powerful or fierce in Sanskrit. Fiji takes you through chair pose, showing you how to properly maintain alignment through the entire body. Chair pose strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine, stretches the shoulders and chest, and stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart, as well as the feet.