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Any of various bodily positions assumed in yogic exercise.

[Sanskrit āsanam, a sitting posture, from āste, he sits.]


(Other Non-Christian Religions) any of various postures in yoga. See also hatha yoga


(ˈɑ sə nə)

any of the postures in a yoga exercise.
[< Skt]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asana - (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)asana - (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
matsyendra - (Hinduism) a religious posture
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
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