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Yogasana, aka: Yoga-asana, Yogāsana; 3 Definition(s)

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Yogasana 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.

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Yogasana (Yoga-asana)—The yogi position. The legs are crossed with the feet touching the ground. The knees are slightly drawn up and supported by a special tape (yogapatta). This position shows a god as an ascetic. In a variation of this position, only the right leg is drawn up and supported by the yogapatta while the left leg hangs down.

Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning

Yogāsana (योगासन).—When used as a pītha (seat or pedestal), this Āsana should be used as the seat for the image during invocation, according to the Suprabhedāgama. According to the Candrajñānāgama, the seat is of a octagonal shape.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconographyŚilpaśāstra book cover
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)

Yogāsana (योगासन) is one of five pedestals that makes up the Śivāsana, unto which Śiva is installed and invoked during the ritualistic process of śivārcana, according to the Sakalāgamasāra-saṃgraha. In the process of invocation (āvāhana) Lord Śiva is contemplated as seated on Yogāsana: “in the process of invocation (āvāhana) Lord Śiva is contemplated as seated on yogāsana”. This particular āsana is associated with the shape of an octagon and is connected with the element Fire.

Source: Wisdom Library: ŚaivismŚaivism book cover
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Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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