Category Archives: Asana

The 84 asanas of Yoga

Several ancient and contemporary texts on yoga mention that there are 84 asanas, but then only outline or describe a handful of them. One text does list all 84, this is the Hatharatnavali by Srinivasa which is thought to have … Continue reading

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The Asanas

Sthira-sukham-asanum ‘The posture should be steady and comfortable’ Chapter ii verse 46 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Asana is often translated as ‘pose’ or ‘posture but literally it’s meaning is ‘seat’. Asanas are the physical postures of yoga and the third … Continue reading

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