Urdhvamukhashvanasana, aka: Urdhva-mukha-shvana-asana, Ūrdhvamukhaśvānāsana; 1 Definition(s)

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Urdhvamukhashvanasana 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 Ūrdhvamukhaśvānāsana can be transliterated into English as Urdhvamukhasvanasana or Urdhvamukhashvanasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Ūrdhvamukhaśvānāsana (ऊर्ध्वमुखश्वानासन, “upward-facing dog posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is composed of the words ūrdhva (upwards), mukha (face), śvāna (dog) and āsana (posture).

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
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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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