Angamotanasana, Aṅgamoṭanāsana, Anga-motana-asana: 1 definition



Angamotanasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Aṅgamoṭanāsana (अङ्गमोटनासन) is the name of an āsana (posture) described in the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati (64).—Accordingly, “Intertwine the fingers of the hands, pass the entire body between the arms and remain in the resulting position. This is body-wringing (aṅgamoṭanāsana)”.

The Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati is an 17th-century text in Sanskrit dealing with haṭha-yoga, and is also known by the name of its author, Kapālakuruṇṭaka. The text describes 112 āsanas (e.g., aṅga-moṭana-āsana) usually based on animal movement.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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