Hey Yogi: Try Googling your favorite Yoga pose


Yoga has become an outrageously popular activity around the world, especially considering the recent health and fitness craze. A new year brings new health goals and the gyms will undoubtedly be flooded with New Years Resolution-seeking out-of-shapers. The same thing happens in the digital gym otherwise known as Google, so the search giant is making the lives of aspiring Yogis a little bit easier by adding 100+ Yoga poses to the Google Knowledge Graph and Google Now.


There may be Android Apps for Yoga poses that provide a better experience if you’re in it for the long haul, but if all you want is a quick reference guide on a particular pose than simply pop open the Googs and search away.


It’s debatable which is the most popular Yoga pose, but here are Google’s Top 4 results:

  • Lotus position
  • Handstand
  • Shavasana
  • Vajrsana

We thought it’d be interesting to pit them against eachother in a quick Google Trends battle to see which really is the most popular:

There you have it, our winner, the ever popular “Handstand”! Now let us enshrine it in Phandroid history with a ceremonial Google Now Yoga Pose embed:

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Personally, I prefer the alternative “downward facing tree” terminology. My current position as I type this, however, is more like “sideways facing bush”.

I’d better get on that…

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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