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


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]


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.


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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  1. ^ "Pashasana -". 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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