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Bhujangasana - Cobra Pose

"Bhujanga" means "cobra" in Sanskrit. This asana is called "Bhujangasana" as the raised trunk, neck and head while practicing it resemble a cobra rearing its hood and about to strike, while the joined and stretched legs resemble its tail.

Dhanurasana - Bow Pose

"Dhanus" means "bow" in Sanskrit. In the final position of this asana, the body takes the shape of a bow, drawn tight to shoot an arrow. The stretched arms and lower legs resemble the taut bowstring, while the trunk and thighs resemble the wooden part of the bow.

Makarasana - Crocodile Pose

"Makar" means "crocodile" in Sanskrit.

Naukasana - Boat Pose

"Nauka" means "boat" in Sanskrit. The final position of this asana resembles a boat. Hence the name.

 

 
Shalabhasana - Locust Pose

"Shalabha" means "locust" in Sanskrit. The final position of this asana resembles a locust when it lowers its head to eat and raises its tail. Hence, the name.

Sirshasana - Head stand

"Sirsha" means "head" in Sanskrit. It is required to "stand on his head" in this asana and hence the name.

 
 
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