A tool for beginners — and others

Two weeks ago, I linked to Mark Giubarelli’s website because of his videos and asana examples. I was exploring his site more thoroughly today during lunch break and ran across his Yoga Postures Library page. It suddenly occurred to me that it was a perfect resource for beginners. Many times a novice will not catch the common or Sanskrit names in class and that makes it really hard to look it up in the standard references, like Yoga Dancer’s Asana Index or Yoga Journal’s listing. All the poses on Mark’s site have thumbnail pictures that are clear and quickly surveyed visually. Each pose page usually has various angles and modifications, plus pointers to other poses that are related or might be useful in a sequence.