30 Yoga Poses in French English and Sanskrit + Bilingual Practice

Here is a list of 30 yoga poses in French, English and Sanskrit. Then, practice your French yoga vocabulary with this easy French English bilingual story.

Students from all over the world enjoy practicing yoga in France. However, the French yoga vocabulary, in particular the French yoga pose names can be challenging.

So I’ve put together this list of 30 yoga poses translated in French, English and Sanskrit. I hope it helps!

10 Standing Yoga Poses in French, English and Sanskrit

  1. La posture de l’arbre – tree pose – vrksasana
  2. La posture de la montagne –  mountain pose – tadasana
  3. La posture du triangle –  triangle pose – trikonasana
  4. La posture du chien tête en bas –  downward-facing dog pose – adho mukha svanasana
  5. La posture de l’étirement intense – standing forward bend – uttanasana
  6. La posture du guerrier un –  warrior 1 pose – virabhadrasana 1
  7. La posture du guerrier deux – warrior 2 pose – virabhadrasana 2
  8. La posture de la chaise – chair pose – vtkatasana
  9. La posture de l’aigle – eagle pose – garudasana
  10. La posture de l’angle étiré – extended angle pose – utthita Parsvakonasana

11 Sitting Yoga Poses in French, English and Sanskrit

  1. La posture du lotus – lotus pose – padmasana
  2. La posture parfaite – accomplished pose – siddhasana
  3. La tête de vache – cow face – gomukhasana
  4. La posture du diamant – vajra pose – vajrasana
  5. La posture du héros – hero pose – virasana
  6. La posture du papillon – butterfly pose – badhakonasana
  7. La posture du bateau – boat pose – navasana
  8. La posture du bâton – staff pose – dandasana
  9. La posture de la tête au genou – head-to-knee pose – janu sirsasana
  10. La posture facile – easy posture – sukasana
  11. La posture de l’étirement du dos – back streching pose – pashimottanasana

9 Sitting Yoga Poses in French, English and Sanskrit

  1. Le cobra – cobra pose – bhujangasana
  2. La posture du cadavre – corpse pose – savasana
  3. La posture du poisson – fish pose – matsyasana
  4. La posture de l’enfant –  child pose – balasana
  5. La posture de la grenouille – frog pose – bhekasana
  6. La torsion couchée – belly twist – jathara parivrtti
  7. La table à deux pieds – two legged table – dwi pada pitham
  8. La posture de la sauterelle – locust pose – salabhasana
  9. La posture de Vishnou – Vishnu pose – anantasana

And now, let’s practice our French together. If you came to study French in immersion in my house in France, we could speak French and practice Yoga together!

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Yoga Poses – French Practice

Pourquoi fait-on des postures de Yoga ?

La pratique des postures est l’un des aspects fondamentaux du Yoga. Pendant la posture, vous vous concentrez sur votre corps, sur vos sensations, sur votre respiration. A ce moment-là, vous ne pensez pas à autre chose. Au quotidien, nous sommes sans arrêt en train de penser, réfléchir, ruminer… c’est épuisant et souvent inutile. La posture assouplit et renforce l’ensemble du corps en douceur et en profondeur. Mais surtout, grâce aux postures, votre esprit se calme et devient plus clair.

Why do people do Yoga poses?

 The practice of Yoga poses is one of the fundamental aspects of Yoga. When doing poses, you focus on your body, your sensations, your breath. At this moment, you are not thinking of anything else. On a daily basis, we are constantly thinking, reflecting, brooding… this is exhausting and often useless. The pose makes your whole body flexible and strong. Above all, thanks to the poses, your mind becomes peaceful and clearer.

Moi, par exemple, j’ai le dos voûté et j’ai souvent mal à l’estomac. Est-ce que le Yoga peut résoudre ces problèmes ?

Ce n’est pas le Yoga qui résout les problèmes, c’est vous-même ! Nous oublions que nos émotions, notre corps, notre respiration, nos pensées, nos actions et nos paroles sont liés. Pendant la pratique des postures, vous prenez conscience des tensions dans votre corps et dans votre tête. Peu à peu, vous apprenez à relâcher ces tensions et à adopter une posture plus juste. Par contre, il faut être patient, humble et bienveillant envers vous-mêmes. L’idée de compétition et de performance n’a pas sa place dans le Yoga.

I am round-shouldered and I often have a stomach ache. Can Yoga solve these problems ?

It’s not Yoga that solve your problems, it is you ! We forget that our emotions, our body, our breath, our thoughts, our actions and our word are connected. During the practice of the poses, you become aware of the tensions in your body and your head. Step by step, you learn how to release these tensions and have a good posture. However, you must be patient, humble and benevolent towards yourself. There is no competition and no performance in Yoga.

Maintenant que vous en savez un peu plus sur le yoga, je vous invite à lire mon prochain article: une classe de yoga en France, et à pratiquer un peu plus votre français!

Now that you know a bit more about yoga, I invite you to read my next article: a yoga class in France, and to practice your French yoga vocabulary a bit more!

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