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Dhanurasana (धनुरासन)

Dhanurasana (dah-noo-rah-sah-nah; Sanskrit: धनुरासन; IAST: Dhanurāsana), Bow Pose or sometimes Urdva Chakrasana (Upward Wheel Pose) is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Dhanura (धनुर, Dhanura) meaning "bow"and Asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat". Dhanurasana, the bow pose, is eighth in the sequence of 12 basic postures of hatha

Navasana (नावासन)

Navasana ("Boat Pose") is an asana. Variations include Paripurna Navasana (Sanskrit: परिपूर्णनावासन; IAST: paripūrṇanāvāsana "Full Boat Pose"), Ardha Navāsana (Sanskrit: अर्धनावासन "Half Boat Pose") and ekapadanavasana ("one legged boat pose"). The name comes from the Sanskrit words nava meaning "boat" and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat". In its literal translation,

Matsyasana (मत्स्यासन)

Matsyasana (mahtz-yah-sah-nah; Sanskrit: मत्स्यासन; IAST: Matsyāsana) or Fish Pose is an asana. It is commonly considered a counterasana to Sarvangasana, or shoulder stand, specifically within the context of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series The name comes from the Sanskrit words matsya (मत्स्य) meaning "fish" and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat". The

Chaturanga Dandasana (चतुरङ्ग दण्डासन)

Chaturanga Dandasana (Sanskrit: चतुरङ्ग दण्डासन; Sanskrit pronunciation: [tɕɐtuɽɐŋɐ dɐnɖɐːsɐnɐ]; IAST: Caturaṅga Daṇḍāsana) or Four-Limbed Staff Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words catur (Sanskrit: चतुर्; IAST:catur) meaning "four", anga (Sanskrit: अङ्ग; IAST: aṅga) meaning "limb", danda (Sanskrit: दण्ड; IAST:daṇḍa) meaning "staff" (refers to the spine, the central

Bhujangasana (भुजङ्गासन)

Bhujangasana (/ˈbuː.dʒænˈɡɑː.sɑː.nɑː/; Sanskrit: भुजङ्गासन; IAST: Bhujaṅgāsana) or Cobra Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning "snake" or "serpent" and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat". From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted. Bhujangasana may strengthen the spine, stretch the

Urdhva mukha svanasana (ऊर्ध्वमुखश्वानासन)

Ūrdhva mukha śvānāsana (Sanskrit: ऊर्ध्वमुखश्वानासन; Sanskrit pronunciation: [urd̪ʱhvə mukʰə ɕʋɑːn̪ɑːs̪ən̪ə]; IAST: Urdhva mukha śvānāsana) or Upward Facing Dog Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words ūrdhva meaning "up", mukha meaning "face", śvān meaning "dog" and āsana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat". Step by Step:- Lie prone on the

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