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asana

[ ah-suh-nuh ]
/ ˈɑ sə nə /
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noun

any of the postures in a yoga exercise.

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Origin of asana

First recorded in 1810–15; from Sanskrit āsanam “(manner or posture of) sitting,” from āste “(he) sits”
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  • 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.

    Confessions of an Extreme Yogi|Benjamin Lorr|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • Here is your hallowed asana- blanket, where you daily sat to fill your expanding heart with God!

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Pliny certainly saw the lost writings of King Juba, and in them he met the word Asana.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa|R. B. Cunninghame Graham

British Dictionary definitions for asana

asana
/ (ˈɑːsənə) /

noun

any of various postures in yogaSee also hatha yoga
Sanskrit
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