Yogapattasana, Yogapaṭṭāsana, Yogapatta-asana: 1 definition



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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Yogapaṭṭāsana (योगपट्टासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 121 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Fold the arms and the legs. Hold them up level and place a meditation band held by the loose fingers. This is yogapaṭṭāsana”.

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

There are sculptures of figures seated with a meditation band on the Nanjangud temple which was patronized by the Mysore royal family. These figures are seen elsewhere in sculpture and painting. Even though entirely out of use today, it appears that this was the alternative to the meditation positions for attaining stability and support for the back.

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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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