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YOGASANA (POSTURE OF UNION)

4 Jan 2021 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

YOGASANA

Uttaanau charanau Kritvaa samsthaapyo-pari Jaanunoh;
Aasano-pari sansthaapya chottaanam karayugmakam !!2.44!!

Poorakair-vaayumaa-krishya naasaagramava-lokayet;
Yogaasanam bhavedeta-dyoginaam Yogasaadhane !!2.45!!

Place both the feet on the opposite knees and keep both hands on the knees in chin mudra. With inhalation suck the air inside and hold the breath while gazing at the nosetip. Yogis must practice it daily. It is called yogasana.

Introduction:

The word asana literally means a posture. Out of the innumerable asanas a body can assume, 84 have been identified as Yogasanas, through which one can transform the body and mind into a possibility for ultimate well-being. Yogasanas are not exercises, but rather very subtle processes to manipulate one’s energy in a particular direction. There are so many differences between Yogasana and Exercise.

An asana is a body posture, originally and still a general term for a sitting meditation pose, and later extended in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise, to any type of pose or position, adding reclining, standing, inverted, twisting, and balancing poses.

In Yoga, Aasana is called Yogasana, one of the units of Ashtanga or Hatha Yoga. But Gheranda Samita, one of the 32 Aasanas, last one is named as Yogasana which seems like Ardha-padmasana.

Technique

Yogasana, which has been described here in Gheranda Samita, is an easy form of Padmasana or Ardha Padmasana in which the feet are non the thighs but not right on top of the thighs close to the body.
In this position the hands are placed on the knees.
Nasikagra drishti is then practiced.
it is an easy Aasana which can be practiced by anyone, anywhere, for steadiness, japa, concentration, meditation, and also for natural sitting position.

Benefits Include:

  1. Greater Clarity and Calmness of Mind
  2. Better Bodily Alignment and Balance
  3. Increased Sense of Awareness
  4. Improved Focus
  5. Provide Physical benefits, such as relaxation, increased flexibility or strength
  6. Break Compulsive and Addictive Patterns
  7. Yogasana is valued more for their mental, emotional or spiritual benefits, such as enhanced focus, mental clarity or connection to the higher Self. Deepening of Other Spiritual Practices
  8. Better Cellular Regeneration (Slows Ageing of the Body)

How Does Yogasnasa Help?

Yogasana can be a tool to raise our consciousness to increase awareness of how we live. Not just through training our minds but directing our energies properly and following a system which is in line with the human system. Though this will only work if it is taught and practiced properly. As this is a subtle process, even the smallest of details make a big difference.

Conclusion:

Yogasana is a way of aligning the inner system and adjusting it to the celestial geometry, thereby becoming in sync with the existence and naturally achieving a chemistry of healthfulness, joyfulness, blissfulness, and above all, balance. It should be steady and comfort.

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