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Asana

Asana (Sanskrit āsana /aasana/sitting down)  is a body position, typically associated with the practice of Yoga, intended primarily to restore and maintain a practitioner’s well-being, improve the body’s flexibility and vitality, and promote the ability to remain in seated meditation for extended periods. These are widely known as Yoga postures or Yoga positions, which is currently practiced for exercise and as alternative medicine.

Definition courtesy Wikipedia.

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