ntermediate Poses are a kind of tricky area in defining exactly which ones are or aren’t because of the subjective nature of defining what is “difficult” as a yoga pose. In general, the list below is a selection of poses that have at least some degree of difficulty in a combination of attributes like strength, balance and flexibility.
What's the difference between beginner and intermediate yoga?
The difference between a beginner and intermediate yoga pose is the degree of difficulty in one or more of the areas of strength, balance and flexibility. Typically, an Intermediate Yoga Poses has a combination of each of those. If it was a high degree of each, that’s when we start bleeding into the category of Advanced Yoga Poses.
What is considered intermediate yoga?
Intermediate Yoga itself is the practice of yoga passed the beginners or basic level of learning into more complex sequences, usually a quicker pace but it could also be a slower and more challenging pace and also more difficult yoga poses than beginner.
The 10 Most Popular Intermediate Yoga Poses
While this is a somewhat subjective list the below list of poses were chosen by their degree of difficulty considering the amount of strength, balance and flexibility needed to enter into and hold the pose.
- Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
- Crow Pose (Bakasana)
- Reverse Triangle Pose (Viparita Trikonasana)
- Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)
- Lizard Pose (Utthan Pristhasana)
- Reverse Warrior Pose (Viparita Virabhadrasana)
- Drinking Bird Pose (No Sanskrit)
- Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
- Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
- Shoulder Stand Pose (Sarvangasana)