My favorite pose is Downward Facing Dog Pose, or in Sanskrit, Adho mukha svanasana. I also practice and teach Iyengar Yoga, so I'm drawn to this Downward Dog shirt with the OM symbol and "Iyengar Yoga". Downward Dog stretches the back as we extend our arms and legs.
This humorous Yoga Twist pose t-shirt says, "I'm not twisted - I'm just flexible". Yoga twists are great for the spine, and they assist our body's natural detoxification process by "squeezing and soaking" the abdominal organs, helping to move waste material out during the twists, and allowing fresh, nutrient-rich blood to flow into these organs after the twist is released.
The particular twist shown here is Ardha matsyendrasana, or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose.
Practicing the yoga standing poses, such as shown here in the Triangle Pose (Utthita trikonasana) and Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana) tees help us develop greater strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility, and they form the foundation for learning the other categories of poses.
The yoga standing poses as taught in the Iyengar Yoga method, show beautiful extension and crisp, clean geometrical lines when done well.
The Warrior Poses are named after the warrior Virabhadra, from Hindu mythology. The pose shown here is Warrior 2.
The backbending poses, such as the beautiful and very difficult Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana) shown here aren't easy for most people, but they're very good for keeping the spine flexible and the heart center open. They also energize us and help to combat depression. Easier backbending poses, or backward extensions can be done by most people. It's inspiring to see the more difficult backbends done well!