How to choose the best yoga poses for your next photo - Kaylala (2023)

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I have to start by saying that I hope you read my postHow to prepare for your next yoga photo shoot.Now that you've booked your shoot, it's time to create a storyboard of the images you want to capture!

you can look at mine firstPinterest boards, Yoga photo ideasGet some information. Better yet, start your own and really capture your own style and essence. As you can probably tell from my photos, I like earthy outdoor shots that are more artsy than average. But if that's not your style – that's okay! For the next few days before the shoot, just figure out what your style is.

You're probably reading this and you're like this:Keira, I have no idea what my photography style is and that's why I'm reading this

Do not worry. I have you.

In this article, we'll cover everything from how to understand the style you want in your photos, to a list of 10 yoga poses that capture all-around beauty.

How to discover your personal aesthetic in yoga photography

As I mentioned before, it's a great visual reference if you look at itMy Pinterest boardsYou know what I mean when I say my preferences are "earthly" and "artistic". As you know, I prefer to shoot outside in natural light than indoors, in a studio. I also like details - like a close-up of the hands or feet, rather than the whole pose.

maybe you're looking at mineplate, and you think these are cool - but you don't. So let's start defining your own style on your next photo shoot.

Brand and color portfolio

If you already have brand gear and brand colors, this is a really good place to start shooting aesthetics. if youYesYou have a set of brand names or brand colors - then I want you to think about the colors and textures that you generally like.

This doesn't have to mean that if you like the color blue, you can only wear blue in photos and that your logo will one day be blue. It just means you want to wear something you wouldn't wearconflictUnder the name of your brand (or future brand). If you're still not sure, I'd stick with classic, less prominent colors like white/off-white, black, gray or brown.

Consider your social media aesthetic

What is your social media currency? Do you publish your yoga streams primarily internally or externally? Do you prefer natural light or stage light? Aside from yoga, are there any other topics on your site that influence your social media presence?

Personally, I'm not one of those who like full surnamesInstagram page, since it does not seempersonalMenu. However, I like to have a relatively favorable feel for my grids in terms of colors and settings. as you can see from mePage, mostly published (noconstantly, Another point). This tells me that instead of booking a studio to shoot yoga, going to the beach or anywhere in nature to shoot the sunrise is more in line with what I have, actually.

Again, this does not mean that you should always be only in or always out. You just want to ensure chart consistency.

What is your demographic?

Finally, it's important to consider your demographics. Why are you taking these photos? What are you trying to market or sell? Are most of your students from top studios in the city or more free-spirited hippies?

You don't have to adapt to who your students are, but your images should reach your audience in a way that works for them. Of course I want you to bethe real youAs a yoga teacher and your photography - but I also want to make sure that if you're investing in a photographer, you're getting the most value out of your images.

Let's say you live in a big city, but you plan to use these photos to market your next yoga retreat (well…still a delicious escape, can? ! ). Instead of taking photos of the city to sell a rustic tropical vacation, go to the park and get creative with the trees and leaves. I get it, your park probably won't have the same foliage as your yoga destination, but shooting in nature will capture the *essence* of what you're trying to sell. This will attract the right people to the event.

10 yoga poses for your next yoga photo

Now that you've decided on your photography style, you can start thinking about poses. I'll say it again in case you didn't hear me the first two times:Pinterestis a good place to start. I highly recommend making your own board so you can use it on all future shoots as well.

*PRO TIP* You can make the board private and share it between you and your photographer so they can access it too.

child's pose

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I know what you're thinking:Is your child's attitude a bit boring?never. I really like baby poses on shoots because not only are they easy to maintain for a long time - but you can also be very creative. This is a great pose for capturing those close-up details or for capturing the full figure. Plus, it's not too scary, which is great for sales.


Badha Konasana is another easy pose and only this time we get to see your beautiful face! Trust me, as someone who was a yoga model for years, I realized that I barely had a picture of my face when I was creating a website for big girls. It is important to have several pictures of your face so people can see more of you. I like to hold this pose and look to the side instead of looking straight at the camera.

simple pose

In Sukasana we have another opportunity to show our faces. That! Alternatively, you can use this shape as an opportunity to play with arm and hand variations. This is a great position to include handprints and get detailed photos. It's also not too intimidating for your students, and it can be very flexible in how it's used.

mountain style

As you know, I start with gentle, simple poses. Not only does this help you shoot, as you can hold these poses for a long time - but you can also create some really nice shots with them. Tadasana is a powerful pose, and a good photographer can capture that power well. Here I like to play with different hands and arms, especially the hand above the heart or the thumb above the third eye.

standing backbend

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You don't need to have deep support for this, don't worry. If you're outside, wait for the breeze to show off the shape! If you are inside, you can use a fan. I like the third eye with the cactus arms or thumbs up. Make sure to relax your face here so that the veins on your forehead bulge and you don't look tight and tense. Remember, in all poses you can always breathe where you stop.

warrior 2

Virabhadrasana 2 is one of those poses that people automatically think of as "yoga" when they see it. This is the perfect look to show off your power in an affordable way. Even if someone is new to yoga, you have the potential to help them step into Vira ll with your amazing techniques.Tips for yoga positions,exactly? Here, let the classic nature of the form speak for itself.

the reverse warrior

You probably already know I'm a backbend girl, so you'll see some backbends on this list. Similar to Warrior 2, Reverse Warrior is one of those poses that people associate with yoga. However, the backswing aesthetic feels a little softer than the sharp lines of the Warrior 2. I like to add a backhand half-hand and a tophand face. BTW, I find this image to be better than the widening of the side corners.

tree style

Vrikshasana is another very consistent yoga pose. The nice thing about this pose is that you can add enough leg, arm and hand variations to change the character's personality every time. Vrikshasana is a beautiful yoga pose that combines strength, balance and gentleness all at once. Get creative with your variations here and capture those details in this pose.

dancer's pose

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Is it possible to photograph yoga without Natarajasana? I know, I know, dancer poses can bePlacePlay while taking photos. So if you shudder at the thought of it, choose another pose for balance. What I love about a dancer's pose is that no matter how deep, flexible or powerful your dancer's pose is, it will make for a good photo.And.Remember, it's a bigger shape, so save it for the end of the shoot, when you're ready and warmed up.

your big pose

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We all have our strengths and our qualities. Now is the time for that attitude to shine. Maybe it's another long back for you, like wheel pose. Or maybe you're more of an arm balancing girl and you're here to hold your little heart. Whatever you choose, just make sure that big, fancy poses don't take up the entire frame.

Yes, we want to take care of recording your "moving" signature. Especially if you sell wristwatches. But it's also important to have a lot of attitude and show people that you can really help themi getAlso in Dazhan. Otherwise, people might be afraid to try.

Remember, simple shapes make the best photos. They are extremely versatile, they are a great way to highlight your face and they are comfortable against the body for longer wear. If there's one thing I hope you learn, it's to never underestimate the power of Balasana or Sukasana.

I can't wait to see your pictures, friends!Tag meso i can give you some love



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