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asana

Ayurvedic medicine
Any of a number of poses used in yoga, usually part of a routine of exercises, practised daily for 10–20 minutes; asana aid in neuromuscular integration and may stimulate the activity of certain organs. Each of the more popular asanas are believed to have some form of therapeutic benefit.

Popular asanas
Boat pose
A position that strengthens the back muscles and vertebral column, and helps in digestion.

Cobra pose
A serpentine position that improves digestion.

Corpse pose
A position of complete relaxation, which is believed to be effective in treating back pain, stress and hypertension.

Dancer pose
A position that helps improve balance, open the nasal passages, strengthen the hips and thighs and combat fatigue.

Easy bridge pose
A position that reduces back pain and fatigue, hypertension, improves the circulation to the head and stimulates the endocrine system.

Half-boat pose
A less strenuous form of the boat pose.

Lion pose
A breathing exercise that relaxes facial muscles and eases tension.

Mountain pose
A position that is the basis for all other poses; it teaches correct posture, and is believed to slow the progression of osteoporosis.
 
Standing sun pose
A position believed to improve neural function, constipation, bladder problems and loosen the hips and shoulders.

Seated sun pose
A position that is believed to help in digestion and impotence, and strengthen leg muscles.

Tree pose
A position that tones the legs, and improves balance, concentration and breathing.

Windmill pose
A position that loosens the hips, lower back and improves breathing.

asana

(os′ă-nă) [Sanskrit āsana, sitting down]
Any yoga posture employed in traditional Indian healing for flexibility, strength, relaxation, and mental discipline.

Asana

Yoga posture or stance.
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