Author: Lisa Truesdale
Inversions, standing poses, forward bends, balance poses…in the somewhat murky sea of yoga poses, have you ever wondered which pose category best matches your personality? Take our short quiz and find out!
If you answered mostly A’s, you should try STANDING POSES, like Mountain Pose or Warrior I. They help you stand tall, with your feet firmly planted on the ground, and that’s just where you’d prefer to stay.
If you answered mostly B’s, you probably like TWISTS, such as Bharadvaja’s Twist or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. They’re great for helping to improve digestion, and they help keep your back feeling great, too.
If you answered mostly C’s, try some ARM BALANCES, like Crane Pose, Firefly Pose, or Dolphin Plank Pose. They require strength and make you really test the limits of yours, but you don’t mind at all, and you’re never embarrassed if you happen to fall on your face, either.
If you answered mostly D’s, then BALANCE POSES are for you; try Tree Pose, Eagle Pose, or Half Moon Pose. When you master a balance pose, you feel such a sense of accomplishment, but you know how to keep your wits about you if you don’t.
If you answered mostly E’s, you might want to stick to CORPSE POSE for now. You’ll want to branch out into other poses eventually, but it’s the pose that provides the rest and relaxation you’re craving in the midst of your busy life.