A revolutionary way for yoga teachers to develop lesson plans, or to create a custom sequences for personal practice:
Yoga Asana Index is a comprehensive, interactive yoga pose index for the iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch:
Yoga Index is a wonderful way to learn your poses, learn new poses, learn how to pronounce the names of the poses, or just be inspired by the seemingly endless variety and variation of yoga poses!
More modern endeavors to catalog the yogic postures also amounted to a few zeros shy of the touted millions. Most significant is the de-facto yoga asana Bible of BKS Iyengar, Light on Yoga (1966) that covers 200 poses. Also notable is Dharma Mittra's ubiquitous poster of 908 postures (1984); it is, however, replete with variations and new inventions.
In the first decade of the first century of the third millennium, our own asana cataloging efforts began quietly when we compiled photographs of poses for our Yoga Teachers' Training manual. Metamorphosis being unstoppable, our catalog of yoga poses transformed into an online index and gallery of yoga poses in 2004.
Now, we are pleased to present the newest incarnation of this project: the first ever Yoga Asana Index in the form of an app: albeit exceedingly expanded and enhanced; not etched on palm leaves but encoded in 1s and 0s. New wine must, after all, be poured in new wine skins.
Currently offering contains 270 yoga poses, we do confess that we have our third eye on the lofty goal of 8.4 million (in other words, we will be making frequent, free updates to the Yoga Asana Index with more poses ). Perhaps what oral tradition and the traditional yoga texts did not give us, we shall receive from our fellow present day yoga asana practitioners and innovators. But from whence cometh their inspiration? Only Shiva knows...
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