Ucchirshakasana, aka: Ucchīrṣakāsana, Ucchirshaka-asana; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Ucchīrṣakāsana can be transliterated into English as Ucchirsakasana or Ucchirshakasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchhirshakasana.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Ucchīrṣakāsana (उच्छीर्षकासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 48 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Place each foot in the armpit. This is ucchīrṣakāsana, the cushion”.

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

This name is not found in Iyengar. The āsana form could be compared to yogadaṇḍāsana found there.

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