Bread and butter poses

Sometimes I call these hobbyhorse poses. They’re the ones that are most beneficial for me to do every day. That doesn’t mean I do them every day. Everyone’s bread and butter poses are different, although some remain the same.


  • Supta Padangusthasana (reclining big toe pose), for hips, hamstrings, and adductors
  • Parighasana (gate latch pose), for adductors and intercostals
  • Paripurna Navasana and Ardha Navasana (full and half boat pose), for abs
  • Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (leg lift), for abs
  • Upavista Konasana (seated wide angle pose), for everything
  • Viparita Karani (legs up the wall) for asthma, digestion, restoration, and more
  • Plenty of others


  • Tadasana (mountain pose)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog)
  • Savasana (corpse pose). I’m so well-trained by my teachers that I never skip this. Amazing!

If I have any readers out there, I’d like to know what yours are.

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