Parvatasana, Parvata-asana, Parvatāsana: 2 definitions

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Parvatasana 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: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Parvatāsana (पर्वतासन, “mountain posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is composed of the words parvata (mountain) and āsana (posture).

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

Parvatāsana (पर्वतासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 43 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Twine the legs together and place them on the floor. Sit on them with the thighs and then the buttocks. This is parvatāsana, the mountain”.

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

This āsana name is not known in Iyengar. However, a parvatāsana is found in Visnudevananda’s book and in First Steps to Higher Yoga. These are similar to gorakṣāsana in Iyengar and to the form shown here.

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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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