This prone yoga poses index focuses on poses easy to get into either from a kneeling position or a "belly down" prone position:
The above section includes prone or belly on the floor yoga poses.
There are poses where the belly stays close to the floor. This includes for the most part shoulder stretching yoga poses and back bending yoga poses. Some of the poses included here could also be considered arm strengthening yoga poses.
In this section I've also included some pigeon variations, which can mainly be used to stretch the outside of the hip.
The above section of this yoga pose index continues to center on "belly facing downwards" yoga poses. However these poses differ from those in the previous group in that belly is being lifted away from the floor by the position or action of the legs.
The above group of yoga poses includes some backbending (or chest opening) yoga poses, some stretches for the inner thighs, some ab exercising yoga poses and some yoga poses that require the strength of the arms to support the body.
In this section of this yoga pose index the focus is on kneeling and semi kneeling yoga poses. These are poses where one or both knees are on the floor.
A further refinement of this group is that the torso is either upright or leaning backwards. This group of poses includes ankle and toe stretches. It also includes quad stretches (which you could think of as stretches for the fronts of the knees.
It also includes one stretch for the back of the body, which can be handy as a counterpose since the bulk of these poses stretch the front of the body.
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