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(Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)

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Using her background in dance therapy and primitive expression, Mattalia works traditional yoga asanas into a creative routine punctuated with live percussion.
Over 20 members of this fitness facility are performing yogic asanas.
It's not necessary (though helpful) that a student of this style practice asanas.
The six limbs include: kriyd (bodily purification); asana (postural exercises); pranayama (breathing exercises); mudra (seal); dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (integration or wholeness).
By performing postures, known as asanas, and by controlling breathing, known as pranayama, individuals would be able to cleanse their bodies' organs and systems and achieve a higher state of consciousness.
The group's one hour session included asanas (postures) for 30 minutes, pranayama (yogic breathing) for 15 minutes, meditation for two minutes and prayers for two minutes.
Yoga Asana sessions increase brain GABA levels: a pilot study.
This book is for beginners and advanced asana experts alike and is the only illustrated reference book for the Iyengar style written by the master himself.
SHILPA'S YOGA Bollywood superstar Shilpa Shetty performs Yoga Asana in Kerala, southern India
According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda, there are eight limbs of yoga--yama (abstinence), niyama (observance), asana (posture), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (super-conscious state).
Ranging in a variety of organic profiles and contemporary looks, the patterns are: Windows, designed by Patino/ Wolf; Asana and Basic, both designed by Vignelli Associates; Cafe de Flore, designed by Cha Innerhofer; Peapod and Senja, both designed by Frederic Spector; Double Helix and Orbit, both designed by Ward Bennett; Village of Sienna, designed by Robert A.
I've been getting deeper into the asana, and my calves have been getting tighter.
This is the story of four lives: Asana, Mary, Hawa and Serah Kholifa, born to the different wives of a wealthy plantation owner in an Africa where change is just beginning to arrive.
Lloyd, an industry veteran totalling 35 years experience with BOAC and British Airways, held the position of president of Air Asana, a unique airline in many ways, established by the government of Kazakhstan (51% ownership) with BAE Systems (49%), who very wisely left the running of the operation to experienced airline people.
The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), the governing body for yoga in the UK, say kids from the age of three are taught some asana (postures) and concentration techniques.