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Encyclopedia > List of Hatha yoga postures

This is a list of common postures (also called asanas) used in Hatha Yoga. A drawing of a girl in lotus pose Students taking a yoga class A woman in the Lotus position A yoga instructor performing an asana Asana is a Sanskrit word that literally means a seat but in the practise of yoga refers to a pose or posture. ... Hatha yoga, pronounced ha-tuh, is also known as hatha vidya or the science of hatha yoga; this word comes from combining the two sanskrit terms hat meaning sun and ha meaning moon. ...

  • Svastikasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Virasana
  • Kurmasana (tortoise posture)
  • Kukutasana
  • Utaana Kurmasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Matsyendrasana
  • Pashimottanasana (also called paccimasana or paschima tana)
  • Mayurasana
  • Savasana
  • Siddhasana (also called vajrasana, muk-tasana, or guptasana)
  • Padmasana (also called lotus posture)
  • Simhasana
  • Bhadrasana

The Lotus Posture The Lotus Position (Sanskrit: Padmasanam -- lotus posture) is a cross-legged sitting posture which originated in representations and meditative practices of Hinduism. ...


Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Svatmarama (text) Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a classic Sanskrit manual on Hatha Yoga, written by Swami Svatmarama. ...

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Yoga is a family of ancient spiritual practices that originated in India, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means to enlightenment.
The ultimate goal of yoga is the attainment of liberation (Moksha) from worldly suffering and the cycle of birth and death (Samsara).
Hatha yoga has gained wide popularity outside of India and traditional yoga-practicing religions, and the postures are sometimes presented as entirely secular or non-spiritual in nature.
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