Dvishirshasana, Dviśīrṣāsana, Dvishirsha-asana: 1 definition


Dvishirshasana 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 Dviśīrṣāsana can be transliterated into English as Dvisirsasana or Dvishirshasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Dviśīrṣāsana (द्विशीर्षासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 46 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Push the shoulder up as high as the head. This is dviśīrṣāsana, the two head āsana”.

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

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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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