“Light on Yoga” Concordance

Looking for a pose in the hatha yoga modern classic, Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar?  The list below will help you find what you are looking for!  B.K.S. Iyengar listed almost 600 different poses—rather than list the page number, the order in which they appear in his book is listed.

 

# Sanskrit English name or description
1 Tadasana Mountain
2 Vrksasana Tree
5 Utthita Trikonasana Triangle
7 Parivrtta Trikonasana Rotated Triangle
9 Utthita Parsvakonasana Extended Angle
11 Parivrtta Parsvakonasana Standing Spinal Twist
14 Virabhadrasana 1 Lunging, back foot turned out, arms up
15 Virabhadrasana 2 Lunging, back foot turned out, arms open
17 Virabhadrasana 3 Balancing on one leg, torso & leg parallel to floor
19 Ardha Chandrasana Half Moon
23 Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana Standing one legged balance
28 Parsvottanasana Standing Forward Bend over one leg
34 Prasarita Padottanasana 1 Standing straddle forward bend
36 Prasarita Padottanasana 2 Standing straddle forward bend
41 Ustrasana Camel
42 Utkatasana Awkward Pose
44 Padangusthasana Pulling on toes forward bend
46 Pada Hastasana Stepping on hands forward bend
48 Uttanasana Standing Forward Bend over one leg
49 Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana Standing split
55 Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana Half bound Lotus forward bend
56 Garudasasana Eagle
60 Salabhasana Locust
63 Dhanurasana Bow
65 Parsva Dhanurasana Bow turned on side
67 Chaturanga Dandasana Four-legged Staff
71 Nakrasana Crocodile
73 Bhujangasana 1 Cobra
74 Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Upward Facing Dog
76 Adho Mukha Svanasana Downward Facing Dog
77 Dandasana Staff
78 Navasana Boat
81 Gomukhasana Cowface
83 Lolasana Dangling Earring
84 Siddhasana Adepts Seat
89 Virasana Hero
96 Supta Virasana Reclining Hero
100 Bhekasana Frog
103 Baddha Konasana Bound Angle
105 Padmasana Full Lotus
108 Tolasana Scales (lotus variation)
109 Simhasana 1 Lion (lotus variation)
111 Simhasana 2 Lion (lotus variation)
113 Matsyasana Fish (lotus variation)
115 Kukkutasana Rooster (lotus variation)
116 Garbha Pindasana Embryo in the Womb (lotus variation)
119 Baddha Padmasana Bound Lotus
122 Yoga Mudrasana Yoga Seal
124 Supta Vajrasana Reclining Thunderbolt
129 Janu Sirsasana Head of Knee Down
132 Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana Twisted Side bend
137 Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana Seated Bound Half Lotus Forward Bend
139 Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana Half Virasana Forward Bend
142 Krounchasana Heron
144 Marichyasana 1 Seated Spinal twist variation
147 Marichyasana 2 Seated Spinal twist variation
152 Upavishta Konasana Straddle Forward Bend
162 Paschimottanasana Forward Bend
166 Parivrrta Paschimottanasana Twisting Forward Bend
167 Ubhaya Padangusthasana Big Toe Standing Balance
168 Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana 1 Balancing forward bend
170 Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana 2 Balancing forward bend
171 Purvottanasana Inclined Plane
188 Urdhva Dandasana Headstand with legs lowered to 90 degrees
190 Salamba Sirsasana 1 Suuported Headstand (on forearms)
192 Salamba Sirsasana 2 Suuported Headstand (Tripod, fingers toward face)
198 Baddha Hasta Sirsasana Headstand with forearms crossed in front of face
201 Mukta Hasta Sirsasana Headstand with arms straight, back of palm on floor
212 Urdvha Padmasana in Sirsasana Lotus Headstand
224 Salamba Sarvangasana Supported Shoulderstand
244 Halasana Plow
246 Karnapidasana Plow with knees to ears
248 Supta Konasana Plow with legs straddle
259 Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Shoulderstand with legs lowered to bridge
261 Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana Full lotus in shoulderstand
269 Pindasana in Sarvangasana Shoulderstand with lotus lowered to forehead
283 Chakrasana Backwards Summersault
287 Supta Padanghustasana Reclining leg stretch toward head
292 Uttana Padasana Fish with legs and arms raised
296 Setu Bandhasana Bridge
304 Marichyasana 3 Seated spinal twist variation
306 Marichyasana 4 Seated Spinal twist variation
312 Ardha Matsyendrasana 1 Seated half spinal twist
329 Pasasana Spinal twist squatting with legs together
331 Ardha Matsyendrasana 2 Spinal twist, one leg straight & one leg half-lotus bound
333 Ardha Matsyendrasana 3 Spinal twist one leg in half-lotus
343 Astavakrasana Arm balance legs to side
348 Bhujapidasana Arm balance both legs over arms, feet crossed
354 Mayurasana Peacock
357 Pincha Mayurasana Peacock Feather
359 Adho Mukha Vrksasana Hand Stand
364 Kurmasana Tortoise
368 Supta Kurmasana Sleeping Tortoise
371 Eka Pada Sirsasana One foot behind the head
394 Dwi Pada Sirsasana Both feet behind the head, arm balance
395 Tittibhasana Arm balance, legs straight over backs of arms
398 Vasisthasana Side Inclined Plane holding toe, leg straight
403 Visvamitrasana Side Inclined Plane leg straight to front over arm
410 Bakasana Crow
412 Parsva Bakasana Side Crow
419 Urdvha Kukkutasana Lotus Crow
433 Eka Pada Galavasana Flying Side Crow
476 Hanumanasana Split
477 Samakonasana Straddle Split
478 Supta Trivikramasana Reclining leg stretch (pull foot to head)
482 Urdhva Dhanurasana 1 Upward Facing Bow (wheel)
487 Urdhva Dhanurasana 2 Drop-back, lowering from standing to wheel backwards
512 Kapotasana Baby wheel, Dove, or Pigeon
513 Laghuvajrasana Baby Wheel, hands to knees
542 Eka Pada Rajakapotasana 1 King Pigeon
555 Padangusthasana Dhanurasana Full Bow
591 Natarajasana Dancing Siva
592 Savasana Corpse