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Asana (Sanskrit आसन āsana [ˈ'ːsənə] 'sitting down', < आस ās 'to sit down'[1]) is a body position, typically associated with the practice of Yoga, originally identified as a mastery of sitting still, ...

Asanas and Stress
Asanas greatly influence the functioning of the endocrine system. We know the important role the endocrine glands play during stress adaptation, by secreting the stress hormones.

Asana and the Yams/Niyams: Ahimsa is the Key
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Asana Column: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose)
This pose can improve digestion, cleanse abdominal organs, and enhance spinal flexibility and alignment.
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Asana Building Blocks
The seven primary types of movement are:
flexion (decreasing the angle at the joint - such as chin to chest) ...

sthira-sukham āsanam ~ Patanjali's Yoga Sutras II:46
The connection to the earth should be steady and joyful.

Asanas & Pranayam (4 basics):
These are necessary ingredients for every practice: ...

Asanas : Importance of Yoga posture in kundalini yoga
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Savasana is yet another important Yoga pose. Savasana relaxes and invigorates your body and mind. It also relieves pressure, anxiety and calms the mind.

Balasana is a resting pose. Stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. Beginners can also use Balasana to get a taste of a deep forward bend, where the torso rests on the thighs. Stay in the pose from 1 to 3 minutes.

Tadasana - Yoga Mountain Pose
Most series of yoga poses & exercises begin and end in the tadasana (mountain pose). In this pose you concentrate on your position and your breathing.

Health / Yoga / Tadasana : Palm tree pose - standing posture.
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Navasana - Boat Pose
Benefits: Does so much more than make you look good on Kit's Beach this summer. Increases
strength in mid section while simultaneously lengthening the back muscles. Prevents nagging
back pain. ...

What is Halasana?
Halasana is also called the Plow pose because when you reach to the final position of this pose your body resembles the shape of Hala the Indian plough.

If you sit in this Asana for fifteen minutes immediately after food, the food will be digested well. Dyspeptics will derive much benefit. The Nadis, nerves and muscles of the legs and thighs are strengthened.

Savasana is better than sleep.   End each yoga session with Savasana.   In Savasana, our bodies integrate and assimilate what we have just practiced.

Asanas -
Asanas are beneficial in treatment of diabetes. Important aspect of Asanas is stability and comfort experienced in the position. After attaining the position, one needs to relax all the muscles and try to maintain the positions for long.

Asana in Ancient Texts
There are several texts that are referenced over and over as the philosophical basis for the physical side of yoga, but little mention of yoga postures is made in them.

Tadasana - Mountain Pose
Tadasana, and coming returning to stillness after other poses, is an excellent way of getting acquainted with stillness.
Vrikshasana - Tree Pose ...

Tadasana - Mountain Pose
Tadasana - Begin by bringing awareness to the Surface Of The Feet.
The foundation of a tree is its roots therefore bring awareness to the feet first in this yoga pose.

Talasana ~ the palm pose
Stand erect with feet together or apart. Keep hands parallel to the sides, chest forward, neck straight, abdomen and chin in. Slowly raise one arm to vertical position and simultaneously rise on the toes and inhale.

Padmasana is well-known [sitting posture]
Virasana is that in which a sitting man [or woman] has one foot in contact with the ground, and places the other over the partially inclined knee.

The Asanas
The Lion Pose (Simhasana)
Contraindications: Knee pain or injury ...

Padmasana for beginners
If you have problem overlapping both your legs and sitting in Padmasana, you may also sit in Ardha - Padmasana (Half - Lotus pose) by placing any one leg on the opposite thigh.

The asana called matsyasana (the fish pose) is often performed immediately following the shoulders/and. Even beginners find this posture easy to maintain. However, there is usually exaggerated movement in the chest.

Basic Asanas
'Yoga' is a Sanskrit word which means 'union' - the union of our mind, body and spirit. To learn yoga and achieve physical and mental excellence, this scientific system requires discipline and obedience to certain rules.

The Virasana Arm/Shoulder Stretch
Hero Pose
The purpose of this pose is to help give the entire body a very complete stretch from the heels to the head.

Asana is one of the eight limbs of classical Yoga, which states that poses should be steady and comfortable, firm yet relaxed helping a practitioner to become more aware of their body, mind, and environment.

Asanas are also based on a sound knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Yogis knew that placing the body in certain positions would stimulate specific nerves, organs and glands.

yoga movement, position, pose or posture, and the names of almost all yoga poses end in "asasa".
Ashrama ...

'Asanas' in Sanskrit means posture. There are around 84 asanas - each one has a special name, special form and a distinct way of performing. Asanas are designed to promote, a state of mental and physical well-being or good health.

- Child's pose is a resting pose and a gentle forwrd bend. - Inhale, kneel up on the floor with your knees about hip width aprart.

Trikona-asana - The Triangle Pose
The Sanskrit word tri means three and kona means corner or angle. Thus "three corner or three angle posture" is often called the triangle posture. This posture is also known as the utthita trikona-asana.

Crane bakasana Level: Intermediate Type: Balancing Poses
Extended Hand to Toe utthita hasta padangusthasana Level: Intermediate Type: Balancing Poses, Hip Opening Poses ...

Vir bhadr-asana 2
Yoga mudra-asana
Excercising postures or Asanas in Hatha Yoga has two essential objectives.

Asana, the postures practiced in yoga, are the third step. In the yogic view, the body is a temple of the spirit, the care of which is an important stage of our spiritual growth.

asana - pose, posture - Pronounced AH-sah-nah; many asanas have commonly used sanskrit names; click here for a listing of individual asana names; literal: "seat"
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Yoga practice begins with the outermost aspect of our form, the body.

yoga position or yoga pose, also called yogasana. A balanced position for smooth energy flow in specific areas of the body and mind.
Ashrama ...

Asanas. Yoga postures. Probably the most famous pose is the lotus position, which can really tangle up beginners. Don't do this one without professional help. Pronounced AH-sah-nahs. See article on Patanjali's Eightfold Path.

Immobile bodily posture that a person assumes in an attempt to isolate the mind by freeing it from attention to bodily functions.

Asanas. Yoga poses. Pronounced AH-sah-nahs.
Ashram. Retreat or secluded place, where the principles of Yoga and meditation are taught and practiced.

Asana ("seat"): a physical posture (see also anga, mudra ); the third limb (anga) of Patanjali's eightfold path ( astha-anga-yoga ); originally this meant only meditation posture, but subsequently, in hatha yoga, ...

The asanas are the physical forces behind the yogic balance of the body, mind and spirit. They are slowly assumed postures or poses held from 10 seconds to several minutes. Asanas differ in two ways from the western gymnastics.

from the root Asi, which means 'to be'; Lit. 'a state of being'; refers to the physical poses or postures of Hatha Yoga; the third of sage Patanjali's 'eight limbs of yoga' (Ashtanga Yoga).
Ashram ...

Asana - Postures, positions and poses used in the practice of Yoga.

Also called Yoga Postures, Asanas are gentle stretching movements designed to help balance the mind and body. Learn the different Yoga Postures in our Yoga Exercise - Yoga Postures and Poses section.

a physical posture in which one is at ease and in harmony with oneself ...

Asana, or Posture
Pranayama, Control of the Life Energy, often called the "Science of Breath" (but it is much more than that).
Pratyahara, Control of the Senses ...

ASANA - 1. a seat, stool; 2. posture, position of the body, third limb of Raja Yoga
ASHIRVAD - blessing, benediction
- ASHIRVAD MUDRA - the gesture of blessing ...

Asana ("seat")
A bodily pose or a physical posture . A balanced position for smooth energy flow in specific areas of the body and mind.

Asanas - Glossary of Hatha Yoga Postures (English and Sanskrit)
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Asana: Originally an immobile body posture; a seat or sitting posture that was used for meditation and to help facilitate perfect concentration. Hatha yoga developed this practice into a series of asanas or postures.

Samasana (Equal Pose)
Place the left heel at the beginning of the right thigh and the right heel at the beginning of the left thigh. Sit at ease. Do not bend either on the left or right. This is called as Samasana.
Three Bandhas ...

To be able to meditate well you have to be able to sit comfortably. Try to find a good, comfortable cross-legged posture. Sitting on a pillow can sometimes help. Your posture should be very steady and easy to maintain.

Standing erect and with weight evenly on both feet; straightens spine.
Trikonasana ...

1. Aim to achieve sense of well-being
2. Static in nature
3. Slow, steady movements
4. Possible to practice throughout life without limitations
5. No fatigue and injury
6. No violent muscle movement

Padma means a lotus. A man sitting in this posture looks as if he is sitting on a lotus. The pose is also known as Kamalasana in the science of Yoga. Spread a blanket on the ground and sit with legs extended.

Ustrasana (Variation)
Camel Pose Variation
Demonstrated by Andr Sidersky
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Rob's Asanas
First, I only teach specific asanas to Rob that I know he is capable of handling. When Rob practices the poses I use all my accessories.

Trikonasana - the Triangle Stretches the spine, opens the torso, improves balance and concentration. Start with your spread 3-4 feet apart, feet parallel. Turn your left foot 90 degrees to the left and your right foot about 45 degrees inward.

Asanas: The physical poses of yoga.
Ashtanga: A yoga technique based on asanas that flow from one to the next and are always done in the same order.
Bikram: An athletic form of yoga always performed in a heated room.

Asanas is very powerful and if it is done the right way the effect can becomes dramatic. When doing yoga the ones mind must be in harmony with the body’s movements.

An asana is a pose or posture. The names of almost all yoga poses end in "asasa".
Vinyasa: ...

Yoga position, steady sitting position
Communal place of spiritual retreat and rejuvenation directed by a spiritual master ...

1) A hatha yoga posture practiced to strengthen and purify the body and develop one-pointedness of mind. 2) A seat or mat on which one sits for meditation.

asana 1. [in hathayoga]: fixed posture, rigidly set position of the body. 2. a place and a fixed position (where the rsis would sit still until they got siddhi).
asanaya mrtyuh the Hunger which is Death. [Brhad. 1.2.4]
asanti disquiet, trouble.

Asana practice approached as a process oriented body/mind daily exploration allows us to see what is right in front of our face, something that is transpersonal, deep, profound, and sacred beyond the sterility of left brain dominated space.

Savasana is a very essential Yoga asana. If done before your yoga practice, it will help you to relax and begin with a centered, aware attitude.

Sit in cross-legged sitting position. Put your hands behind you and grip the left wrist with your right hand. Draw in a deep breath and slowly bring your forehed and nose in contact with the floor. Exhale as you lower your head.

An asana practice, which is not Yoga but merely a sliver of yoga, used as a p ... more
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Competitive Yoga - Trophies for Yoga?

Tree Pose
By strengthening the internal oblique muscles, it prevents hernia. (This pose and the Toe Stand, are preparatory postures for the more advanced Locust Pose.)
Toe Stand Pose ...

halasana (the plough): action
Karma Yoga is the yoga of action. We cannot live without acting. By necessity, we also must sacrifice other life to support our life. How then do we act?

Yogasana for Health - Yoga tips, types of yoga, yoga benefits, yoga equipment, yoga poses, yoga classes and yoga centers on HealthYoga.com * ...

Tadasana (mountain pose)
Utthita Trikonasana to the right (triangle pose)
Ardha Chandrasana to the right (half moon) ...

The asana is not merely a physical exercise; the mind has direct connection with the posture.

But asana practice can also aggravate CTS. Poses like adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog), which take weight on the wrist, can create problems for CTS sufferers.

Padmasana - "lotus posture": seated position in which each foot rests on opposite thigh
Pandavas - Arjuna and his five brothers, heroes of the Mahabharata
Panini - ancient Sanskrit grammarian ...

Asanas: postures
Bhakti Yoga: it emphasizes the devotion to the divine
Chakras: centers of energy located between the base of your spinal column and the crown or your head
Dhyana: meditaion ...

ASANA - motionless physical postures for balancing the body's subtle energies
Pranayama - the accumulation of cosmic energy ( Prana) through rhythmic breathing.

ajrasana with Garuda Arms
Many a longboarder will paddle out on her knees . . . this pose prepares the hips and knees as well as allowing deep opening underneath and between the shoulder blades.

Plant your seeds with a controlled and aware body. Thought the practice of Asanas, become strong and flexible enough to sit straight and still for long periods of time ...

Boat pose (navasana), variation
Tones rectus abdominis and obliques
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Pressing your belly to the floor, lift your head, chest, shoulders and arms as you extend your legs.

The Chakras in Yoga Asanas: Keys to Balancing Mind and Emotions
Yoga Style Guide
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Adho Mukha Svanasana: Downward facing Dog Pose
Ahamkara: Ego or Egotism
Ahimsa: non-violence, non-harming, one of the Yamas in Patanjali's Yoga.
Ajna chakra: the nervous plexus located between the eyebrows, the seat of command.

ASANA: posture
ATMA / ATMAN: self, soul
AUM: the sacred primordial sound of "OM", is the root of all mantras; the origin of all sounds and contains all sounds
AYURVEDA: the "mother of all healing"
BANDHA: lock, seal ...

Anga A fundamental category of the yogic path, such as asana, dharana, dhyana, niyama, pranayama, pratyahara, samadhi, yama.Anja Chakra Literally, "Wheel of Command." This chakra, being the sixth major energy center.

Oki-Do Yoga, created by Masahiro Oki for practical application to daily life, is a combination of Hatha Yoga (asana and pranayama), Zen meditation, Tao, Meridian-based energy medicines (Shiatsu) and martial arts.

It incorporates Asanas (postures), Pranayama (regulated breathing), meditation (Dharana & Dhyana) and kundalini (Laya Yoga) into a complete system that can be used to achieve enlightenment or self-realization.

Hatha yoga attempts to balance mind and body via physical exercises, or "asanas", controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation.

However, the actual performance of the exercises or asanas is only half of our practice. The other half is the development of our awareness.

The ancient yogis did not put much emphasis on the physical practice of asanas, or poses. Lotus Pose was the very first yoga pose, and originally the poses were all seated meditation postures.

The teacher directed us into Plow pose (Halasana): on your back, balancing hips over shoulders while your toes touch the floor behind your head.

Many millions practice yoga for its asanas, its physical exercises, which are regularly acclaimed to be extraordinarily health-giving by many doctors around the world.

A physical form, Hatha yoga incorporates a series of poses called Asanas, while relying on a breathing technique, referred to as Pranayama.

Asana: Posture; seat.
Asmita: Egoism.
Asteya: Abstinence from theft.
Asuddhi: Impurity.
Atyanta: Complete.
Aushadhi: Herbs; medicine; drug.
Avarana: Covering; veil of ignorance.
Avidya: Ignorance.
Avyakritam: Undifferentiated.

ASANA: A bodily pose or posture.
ASHRAM: A hermitage; monastery.
ASHTANGA: Eight limbs. Click here for a discourse on Raja Yoga / Ashtanga Yoga.
ASURIC: Demoniacal.
ATMA-JNANA: Knowledge of the Self.
ATMA-SVARUP: The essential nature of the Self.

See also: See also: Yoga, Prana, Health, Pranayama, Body

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