Online Reference For Body, Mind & Spirit

Term: Asana

1.  Pose or posture held comfortably. Poses for meditation and bodily control.
SOURCE:  Sacred Path of Reiki, by Katalin Koda

2.  Sanskrit. "Seat" or "Postures. Generally referring to any the postures or exercises taught in Hatha Yoga that provide a stable base for the body so that sensations do not disturb concentration.

AUTHOR:  Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
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