Source It could be argued that all poses in yoga are full-body poses. The great thing about the yoga practice is that it certainly encourages the body to work as one. The key for me is to centre my body so I have a solid foundation, as this allows my poses to have more balance, grace and effectiveness. *Note: I am NOT a yoga teacher. I compiled this list after extensive research and discussion with friends who are yoga teachers. It is, however, a subjective list. There are plenty of challenging, total-body yoga poses. These are just five that I picked as good ones to work on that challenge as many muscles as possible.