Sunday, April 17, 2005

Asanas

urdhva - raised, elevated, tending towards
parsva - the side, flank, lateral
From Hathayogapradipika -

Sitting postures:

1. Vajrasana - the diamond pose
2. Padmasana - the lotus pose
3. Siddhasana

Vertical postures:

1. Tadasana - the tree pose
2. Shirasasana - the head stand

Horizontal posture:

1. Shavasana - corpse pose

General -

Uttanasana - standing forward bend

parsva uttanasana

sarvangasana

cakravakasana - cat pose

dvipada pitham

bhujangasana

matseyendrasana - half spinal twist

trikonasana

dhanrasana

halasana

apanasana

pascimatanasana - sitting forward bend

From teachings of Lara:

1. samasthiti – sama = upright, straight or unmoved sthiti = standing still/steadiness

2. Tadasana – tada = mountain


3. Bhagirathasana – posture named after sage bhagiratha
(also known as vrksasana – tree pose)


4. Parsvuttanasana
– parsva - side or flank – ut = intense tan = to extend/to stretch/to lengthen

5. Trikonanasana – tri – 3 kona - angle

6. Uttanasana – utta – to stretch (see no. 4)

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