Grahasana, aka: Grahāsana, Graha-asana; 1 Definition(s)

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Grahāsana (ग्रहासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 50 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Place the soles of the feet flat on the floor. Place the elbows between the knees and grasp the ankles with the hands. This is grahāsana, the planet”.

The 19th-century Śrītattvanidhi is a sanskrit treatise describing 80 primary āsanas, or ‘posture’ (eg., graha-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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