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Anatomical Exploration of Shalabhasana

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.4, No. 4)

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Page : 371-373

Keywords : Ayurvedic; Anatomy; Asana; Joint; Shalabhasana; Muscle; Yoga;

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Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit term 'Yuj' meaning to bind, join, attach and yoke, to direct and concentrate ones attention on, to use and apply. It also means union or communion. It is the true union of our will with the will of God. Yoga is performed ugh some specific postures called Asana. Among the eight limbs of Yoga, the yogic technique properly begins at the third limb that is the Asana. The word Asana is well known around the world for the yogic posture into which the whole science of Yoga is shrinking. Patanjali defines Asana as 'Sthirasukhatvam" in Yogasutra which can be translated as stable and agreeable. The benefits of Asana range from physical to spiritual level. Asana not only tone the muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves but also maintains the smooth functioning and health of entire body. "Shalabhasana" was described as one of the 32 most important Asana in Gheranda Samhita. The name Shalabhasana arises from the Sanskrit word Shalabh which means a locust or a grasshopper. In this pose body resembles as a locust or a grasshopper that's why this posture is called Shalabhasana. In this article anatomical structures involved in the "Shalabhasana" and how this involvement is beneficial in maintaining the health or in management of any disease is explained. Dr. Somlata Jadoun | Dr. Akanksha Rana | Dr. Sunil Kumar Yadav "Anatomical Exploration of Shalabhasana" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-4 , June 2020, URL: Paper Url :

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