asana

[ah-suh-nuh]

Origin of asana

From Sanskrit
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Examples from the Web for asana

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

asana

noun
  1. any of various postures in yogaSee also hatha yoga

Word Origin for asana

Sanskrit
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