Yoga term of the week: Foundation

Welcome to our weekly series dedicated to helping you navigate the confusing lingo of yoga. Beginner or not, this ‘yoga dictionary’ will be here every Tuesday to quench your curiosity about a new, bizarre yogi word.

This week’s term:


Similar to its non-yoga meaning, your yoga ‘foundation’ is building a strong and solid pose so that the rest of your body is properly aligned. Like in creating a strong foundation for a structure, the rest of your practise hinges on a strong foundation.

Once you feel like taking your yoga practice and learning beyond the studio (say, to a beach), check out some yoga holidays and retreats and indulge your inner yogini/yogi.

What yoga lingo confuses you? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll feature it in this series! For a full list, head to our yoga dictionary.