Yoga - Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also called self-transcendence or enlightenment.
On the physical level, yoga postures, called asanas, are designed to tone, strengthen, and align the body. These postures are performed to make the spine supple and healthy and to promote blood flow to all the organs, glands, and tissues, keeping all the bodily systems healthy.
On the mental level, yoga uses breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dyana) to quiet, clarify, and discipline the mind. Experts are quick to point out that yoga is not a religion.

It consists of a variety physical poses.
Lotus | downward facing dog |   cobra   |     child's pose   |   cat pose   |   tree | video

pigeon pose   |       plank         |     bridge   | extended side angle

They also have Sanskrit Names e.g. Lotus=Padmasana, Cobra=Bhujangasana, Child's=Balasana. There are hundreds.

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Some things I've found useful.

Supine spinal twist

10 Yoga Essential Poses
10 Minutes of Yoga to Jumpstart Your Work Day
Yoga For Lower Back Pain Is Awesome (With 7 Poses To Prove It) - Pain Doctor
10 diseases you can curb with yoga - Wellness News
How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body - The New York Times
How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body -, Jan 2012
Scientific Evidence for the Benefits of Yoga | Cure Talk

Bharadwajasana - Reduce waistline

last updated 10 jan 2019