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Yoga Asanas: A Primer
  • The Yoga posture or pose is called Asana in Sanskrit.
  • Yoga has thousands of body postures that are practised according to one’s proficiency and body type.
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What Are Yoga Asanas?

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The Yoga Sutra, an ancient yogic text written by Patanjali many centuries ago lists the eight steps for the Path To God.

1. Yamas (the moral values

2. Niyamas (the ethical valu...

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Yoga Asanas have Sanskrit names that describe the appearance of the bodily posture, like:

  • Downward Facing Dog Pose: Adho Mukha Svanasana, with a posture that looks like a stretc...

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