Utpidasana, Utpīḍāsana, Utpida-asana: 1 definition
Utpidasana 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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)
Utpīḍāsana (उत्पीडासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 53 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Bring the heels together. Lower the buttocks to the level of theknees. This is utpīḍāsana, the press”.
The 19th-century Śrītattvanidhi is a sanskrit treatise describing 80 primary āsanas, or ‘posture’ (e.g., utpīḍa-āsana) and several additional ones.
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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