Svargasana, Svargāsana, Svarga-asana: 2 definitions



Svargasana 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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Source: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Svargāsana (स्वर्गासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 101 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Take padmāsana position. Ascend a rope with the two hands. This is svargāsana, the āsana of heaven”.

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

Source: Scribd: Roots of Yoga

Svargāsana (स्वर्गासन) is the name of an āsana (posture) described in the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati (98).—Accordingly, “Assume the lotus pose, take a rope in both hands and climb it. This is the heaven pose (svargāsana)”.

The Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati is an 17th-century text in Sanskrit dealing with haṭha-yoga, and is also known by the name of its author, Kapālakuruṇṭaka. The text describes 112 āsanas (e.g., svarga-āsana) usually based on animal movement.

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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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