Marjarottanasana, Mārjārottānāsana, Marjara-uttana-asana: 1 definition



Marjarottanasana 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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Mārjārottānāsana (मार्जारोत्तानासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 82 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Take the position of śvottānāsana (the upside-down dog). Touch the ears with the knees one by one. This is the upside-down cat, mārjārottānāsana”.

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

The base āsana, śvottānāsana, is not found in the text.

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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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