July 25, 2015

Asana

Asana (Yoga Pose) is the third Limb of Ashtanga Yoga. In a simple word, the meaning of Asana is ‘to seat’. Definition of Asana according to Maharishi Patanjali ‘Yog sutra’: – “Sthira sukham Asanam (स्थिरसुखमासनम्). Which means practicing yoga with capability (strength) in a relaxed way, which gives rise to harmony with the physical body or

Asana (yoga pose) is a stable and comfortable posture which helps attain mental equilibrium.

The meaning of “Sthira sukham Asanam” as follows: –
Sthira = Stable; steady; strong; motionless.
Sukham =
Relaxed; light; happy; ease filled; comfortable.
Asanam = Physical practice. Seated position; posture or pose; seated position.

List of Asanas (yoga pose)

  1. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

  2. Tadasana (Palm Tree Pose)

  3. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

  4. Naukasana (Boat Pose)

  5. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

  6. Chakrasana (Wheel Pose)

  7. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

  8. Halasana (Plow Pose)

  9. Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

  10. Gomukhasana (Cow Pose)

  11. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

  12. Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

  13. Paschimottanasana (Forward Bend Yoga Pose)

  14. Pawanmuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose)

  15. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

  16. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

  17. Ardhahalasana (Half Plough Pose)

  18. Vakrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose)

  19. Kati Chakrasana (Standing Spinal Twist Pose)

  20. Shashankasana (Rabbit Pose)

  21. Tiryaka Tadasana (Swaying Palm Tree Pose)

  22. Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)

  23. Supta Vajrasana (Reclined Thunderbolt Pose)

  24. Dandasana (Staff Pose)

  25. Bakasana (Crane Pose)

  26. Titli Asana (Butterfly Yoga pose)

  27. Simhasana (Lion Yoga Pose)

  28. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose)

  29. Makarasana (Crocodile Yoga Pose)

  30. Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Yoga Pose)

  31. Mandukasana (Frog Yoga Pose)

  32. Baddha Padmasana (Locked Lotus Pose)

  33. Swastikasana (The Auspicious Yoga Pose)

  34. Virasana (Hero Yoga Pose)

  35. Siddhasana (The Accomplished Pose)

  36. Purna Bhujangasana (Advance Cobra pose)

  37. Padvritasana (Single or Double Leg Circle)

  38. Shalabhasana (Locust Yoga Pose)

  39. Dwichakrikasan (Cycling Yoga Pose)

  40. Sarvangasana (Shoulders stand Pose)

  41. Markatasana (Monkey Yoga Pose)

  42. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-facing Dog Yoga Pose)

  43. Karnapidasana (Knee to Ear Pose)

  44. Vrikshasana (Tree Yoga Pose)

  45. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose)

  46. Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-limbed staff pose)

  47. Shirshasana (Headstand Pose)

  48. Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)

  49. Balasana (Child Yoga Pose)

  50. Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose)

  51. Marjariasana (Cat Pose or Cat stretch)

  52. Sukhasana (Easy Yoga Pose)

  53. Deviasana (The Goddess Pose)

  54. Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja’s Twist or Seated Twist Asana)

  55. Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose)

  56. Bitilasana {Cow Pose}

  57. Eka Pada Pranamasana {one legged Prayer Pose}

  58. Shavasana {Corpse Pose} Relaxation Yoga Pose

  59. Plank Pose {Adho Mukha Dandasana}

  60. Tulasana {scale Pose}

  61. Virabhadrasana {Warrior yoga pose}

  62. Utkatasana {Chair Yoga Pose}

  63. Purvottanasana {Upward Plank Pose}

  64. Agnistambhasana {Burning log Pose}

  65. Janushirasana {Head to Knee Pose}

  66. Kukkutasana {Cock or Rooster Pose}

  67. Ardha Pincha Mayurasana {Dolphin Pose}

  68. Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana {Dolphin Plank Pose}

  69. Kapotasana {Pigeon Pose}

  70. Kapotasana (Advanced Pigeon Pose)

  71. Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose)

  72. Chakki Chalanasana (Churning the Mill Pose)

  73. Rajakapotasana {King Pigeon Pose}

  74. Anjaneyasana {Low Lunge Pose}

  75. Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved chair Pose or Twisted Chair Pose)

  76. Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose)

  77. Supta Padangusthasana {Reclined Hand to Big Toe Pose}

  78. Natarajasana {Lord of the Dance Pose}

  79. Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose)

  80. Padahastasana {Hand Under Foot Pose}

  81. Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)

  82. Malasana (Garland Yoga Pose)

  83. Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)

  84. Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

  85. Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose)

  86. Parighasana (Gate Pose)

  87. Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head to Knee Pose)

  88. Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

  89. Vrschikasana (Scorpion Pose)

  90. Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand Yoga Pos)

  91. Urdhva Padmasana (Lotus Pose in Headstand)

Asana is a state of being in which you can remain stable, quiet and comfortable, calm, physically and mentally.

Most of people link Asanas with gymnastic exercises or body building techniques. Which is totally wrong concept. Asanas are neither designed for developing or growing huge unnecessary muscles.

Yogasanas have an important role in the development of the physical, mental and spiritual personality, whereas other exercises only have a physical effect on the muscles and bones. In comparison to Asana, the Physical exercises are performed quickly and with lots of hard breathing. Whereas Yogasanas are performed slowly with concentration and relaxation. Weak or sick person, small children and senior people cannot perform the heavy exercises. Other exercises do not provide relaxation and rejuvenation which people need.

Weight lifting; gymnastic exercise and many other exercises are not suitable for everyone. People in any age group can perform the Asans. Yogasana is different from other exercises. In Yogasanas both the external and internal systems are influenced, so that the endocrine glands; nervous system and internal organs as well as muscles are encouraged to function well. Thus Asanas have a physical and psychoneurotic impact that is useful in natural process infirmities. They’ll be done by each healthy and unhealthy folks, young and precious. They’re most helpful for each concentration and meditation. Different systems of physical culture increase the toxins within the body, whereas Asanas scale back the poisonous substance level.

Yoga Asanas cover the basic positions of standing, sitting, forward bends, turns, reversals, backbends and resting. There are more than 840,000 poses in yoga.

General Benefits of Asanas (yoga pose)

Physical Benefits of yoga pose

The necessary glandular system is controlled so the right quantities of the various hormones are secreted from all the glands within the body. This has repercussions on our physical well being moreover as on our cognition towards life. Though one organ is out of whack, a plain loss in health could also be old. Therefore, its importance that this method is maintained in peak condition. Morbid organs will be repaired, rejuvenated and inspired to hold out their traditional duty through regular practice of Asanas. The muscles and bones, nerves, glands, metabolism, emission and circulatory systems are coordinated in order that they assist each other. Asanas build the body’s versatile and able to alter itself simply to changes of surroundings. To summarize, we will say that Asanas maintain the chassis at optimum state and motivate an unhealthy body to become healthy.

Mental Benefits of asana (yoga pose)

Asanas make our mind strong and give power to endure pain and unhappiness. By this the power of determination and concentration are developed. Equilibrium what’s more, essentialness turns into the ordinary perspective after the customary routine of Asanas. You will be able to face the sorrow, pressure and obstacles of the world with peace, without being disturbed.

Spiritual Benefits of asana (yoga pose)

Asana (yoga pose) is a unit nearly a necessity for religious aspirants to awaken their psychic schools.

Asanas ought to be considered the sorts of meditation and psychic purification. Yogasanas ought to be schooled within the complete manner delineate within the tantras, with attention to the relating focuses incorporated into the takeover.

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