Aranyacatakasana, aka: Araṇyacātakāsana, Aranya-cataka-asana; 1 Definition(s)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Aranyachatakasana.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Araṇyacātakāsana (अरण्यचातकासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 89 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Put one leg on the neck and the other on top of that. Support the body with the two hands. This is araṇyacātakāsana, the forest sparrow”.

The 19th-century Śrītattvanidhi is a sanskrit treatise describing 80 primary āsanas, or ‘posture’ and several additional ones (eg., araṇya-cātaka-āsana).

This name is not known but the āsana form is dvipādaśīrṣāsana in Iyengar.

Source: archive.org: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace
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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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