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Basic Sanskrit for Ashtanga Yoga

New to Ashtanga yoga? Learn the count, the asana names, and some key terms related to the practice.





Numbers


  1. Ekam

  2. Dve

  3. Trini

  4. Catvari

  5. Panca

  6. Sat

  7. Sapta

  8. Astau

  9. Nava

  10. Dasa

  11. Ekadasa

  12. Dvadasa

  13. Trayodasa

  14. Caturdasa

  15. Pancadasa

  16. Sodasa

  17. Saptasa

  18. Astadasa

  19. Ekunavimsatih

  20. Vimsatih

  21. Eka Vimsatih

  22. Dva Vimsatih

  23. Trayovimsatih

  24. Caturvimsatih

  25. Pancavimsatih

  26. Satvimsatih

  27. Suptavimshatahi

  28. Astavimshitahi

  29. Ekonatrimsat

  30. Trimsat


Words Commonly Found in Asana Names



angustha

big toe

ardha

half

asana

posture

baddha

bound

dhanu

bow

​hasta

hand

janu

knee

kona

angle

kurma

tortoise

Marichi

a sage

mukha

facing

nava

boat

pada

foot

padma

lotus

parsva

side

salamba

supported

sama

equal

sirsa

head

supta

supine, reclined

trikona

triangle

urdhva

upside-down

ustra

camel

utthita

extended, upright

Virabhadra

a warrior







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