Bhujapidasana

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Bhujapidasana

Bhujapidasana (Sanskrit: भुजपीडासन; IAST: Bhujapīḍāsana) or Shoulder pressing posture[1] is an asana.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name of this asana comes from Bhuja (Sanskrit: भुज) meaning "arm" or "shoulder", Pīḍa (Sanskrit: पीडा) meaning "pressure" [2] and Asana (Sanskrit: आसन) meaning "posture".[3]

Description[edit]

Bhujapidasana is an arm supported asana in which the base of support are the palms of the hands. It requires both balance and strength to maintain.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yoga Journal - Shoulder-pressing posture". Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b Iyengar, B.K.S (1979). Light on Yoga. New York: Schocken. pp. 280–2. ISBN 0-8052-1031-8. 
  3. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 

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