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Bhujapidasana (Sanskrit: भुजपीडासन; IAST: Bhujapīḍāsana) or Shoulder pressing posture[1] is a hand-balancing asana in hatha yoga.[2]


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]


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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  1. ^ YJ Editors (7 May 2008). "Shoulder-pressing posture". Yoga Journal.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Iyengar, B. K. S. (1979). Light on Yoga. Schocken. pp. 280–282. 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.