any of the postures in a yoga exercise.

Origin of asana

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Contemporary Examples of asana

  • Asana is the aspect of yoga that involves bending the body into forms; it is the yoga of wall calendars and gyms across the land.

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    Confessions of an Extreme Yogi

    Benjamin Lorr

    December 31, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for asana



any of various postures in yogaSee also hatha yoga

Word Origin for asana

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