asana

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Etymology 1[edit]

The cobra position, a common asana

Borrowed from Sanskrit आसन (ā́sana, āsaná, sitting down), from आस्ते (ā́ste, to sit down).

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asana (plural asanas)

  1. A body position, typically associated with the practice of yoga.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 414:
      She had taught him several yoga asanas and now every morning he obediently performed them while he thought of her sitting somewhere out among the olives beyond the tower in the lotus pose which seemed to cost her no effort at all, intoning the Aum [...].
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Etymology 2[edit]

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asana (plural asanas)

  1. Any of certain trees of genus Pterocarpus
    1. Pterocarpus indicus
    2. Pterocarpus echinatus.
  2. The wood of such trees, sometimes sold as Philippine mahogany.
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Noun[edit]

asana m (plural asanas)

  1. asana