Dvipadashirshasana, Dvipada-shirsha-asana, Dvipādaśīrṣāsana: 2 definitions

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Dvipadashirshasana 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.

The Sanskrit term Dvipādaśīrṣāsana can be transliterated into English as Dvipadasirsasana or Dvipadashirshasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dvipadashirshasana in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Dvipādaśīrṣāsana (द्विपादशीर्षासन, “two-leg head posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is composed of the words dvipāda (dvi=two, pāda=leg), śīrṣa (head) and and āsana (posture).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvipadashirshasana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvipādaśīrṣāsana (ದ್ವಿಪಾದಶೀರ್ಷಾಸನ):—[noun] (yoga.) a standing on one’s head keeping both the legs pointing upwards (the entire body being perpendicular to the floor).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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