Pasasana

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Pasasana

Pasasana (Sanskrit: पाशासन; IAST: pāśāsana) or Noose Pose is an asana.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Sanskrit words pasa (or pasha) (पाश, pāśa) meaning "noose" or "snare",[1] and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[2]

Description[edit]

In this yoga asana, the human body creates a 'noose' when the practitioner wraps their arms around their squatting legs with their hands clasped behind their back, while twisting to one side.

Benefits[edit]

This asana is traditionally said to be therapeutic for mild back, shoulder and neck tension, asthma, indigestion, flatulence, menstrual discomfort and sciatica.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pashasana - AshtangaYoga.info". Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ 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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