Shuktyasana, Śuktyāsana, Shukti-asana: 1 definition


Shuktyasana 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 Śuktyāsana can be transliterated into English as Suktyasana or Shuktyasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Śuktyāsana (शुक्त्यासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 105 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Bring the heels onto the navel and then bring the thighs together. This is śuktyāsana, the womb”.

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

See yonyāsana. The form and description are comparable to kadambāsana in Iyengar.

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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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