Urnanabhyasana, Ūrṇanābhyāsana, Urnanabhya-asana: 2 definitions

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

Ūrṇanābhyāsana (ऊर्णनाभ्यासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 49 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Take kukkuṭāsana position. Ascend a rope with the two hands. This is ūrṇanābhyāsana, the spider web”.

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

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Source: Scribd: Roots of Yoga

Ūrṇanābhyāsana (ऊर्णनाभ्यासन) is the name of an āsana (posture) described in the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati (99).—Accordingly, “Assume the cock pose, take a rope in both hands and climb it. This is the spider pose (ūrṇanābhyāsana)”.

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 (eg., ūrṇanābhya-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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