Trivikramasana, Trivikrama-asana, Trivikramāsana: 4 definitions


Trivikramasana 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Trivikramasana in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Trivikramāsana (त्रिविक्रमासन, “three-stride posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is composed of the words trivikrama (tri=three, vikrama=stride) and and āsana (posture).

Source: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Trivikramāsana (त्रिविक्रमासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 62 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Place one foot on the neck and stand up. This is trivikramāsana, the āsana of the three steps of Viṣṇu”.

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

This name is found in Iyengar but the āsana illustrated is called dūrvāsana.

Source: Scribd: Roots of Yoga

Trivikramāsana (त्रिविक्रमासन) is the name of an āsana (posture) described in the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati (81).—Accordingly, “Place a foot on the neck and stand up. This is the three-steps[-of-Viṣṇu]-pose (trivikramāsana)”.

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., trivikrama-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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Trivikramasana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Trivikramāsana (ತ್ರಿವಿಕ್ರಮಾಸನ):—[noun] a kind of yogic posture.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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