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Asana Terms - Classification, Orientation

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alayne's version from 2017-01-09 12:32

Section 1

Question Answer
SamasthitiSpine Extension
PaschimatanaForward Bend
PurvatanaBack Bend
ViparitaInversion of Spine
ParivrittiSpinal Twist
ParsvaLateral Bend
VisesaBalance
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Section 2

Question Answer
SamasthitiStanding Extension (Samasthiti)
SavasanaSupine Extension (Samasthiti)
SukhasanaSeated Extension (Samasthiti)
VajrasanaKneeling Extension (Samasthiti)
UttanasanaStanding Forward Bend (Pascimatana)
ApanasanaSupine Forward Bend (Pascimatana)
PascimatanasanaSeated Forward Bend (Pascimatana)
Child's Pose (Cakravakasana)Kneeling Forward Bend (Pascimatana)
Virhabdrasana IStanding Back Bend (Purvatana)
Dvipada PithamSupine Back Bend (Purvatana)
SalabasanaProne Back Bend (Purvatana)
UstrasanaKneeling Back Bend (Purvatana)
Utthita Trikonasana (Parsva)Standing Lateral Bend (Parsva)
Utthita Trikonasana (Parivritti)Standing Twist (Parivritti)
Ardha MatsyendrasanaSeated Twist (Parivritti)
Jathara ParivrittiSupine Twist (Parivritti)
VrkshasanaStanding Balance (Visesa)
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Section 3

Question Answer
Forward BendStretch structure of spine
Backward BendExpand anterior structures of chest and shoulder girdle
TwistTo rotate spine
Lateral BendFlex spine, strengthen and stretch of pelvis, hip joints
ExtensionsBring spine to maximum vertical alignment without strain
InversionTo achieve active several effect
BalanceTo maintain posture without stress or strain and develop focused mind
memorize