Trikutasana, Trikūṭāsana, Trikuta-asana: 1 definition


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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Trikūṭāsana (त्रिकूटासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 21 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Lie on the back. Place the soles of the feet and the elbows on theground and lift the buttocks up. This is trikūṭāsana, the āsana of the three peaks”.

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