The Anatomical Position aka The Start Position
This article is part of a series on Bikram Yoga, with an emphasis on instruction and technique.
In the Bikram Yoga posture sequence, all standing postures start in the Anatomical Position, which I call, Start Position. Basically, it’s just standing upright, facing forward, with your feet together and arms resting naturally by your sides.
Some Western yoga traditions use the strict medical version of this posture, which has the arms turned outwards to face the palms forward, but in Bikram Yoga we use a more relaxed version.