Definition of asana in English:

asana

noun

  • A posture adopted in performing hatha yoga.

    • ‘Mindfulness meditation, yoga asanas and pranayama are each powerful practices that can affect our lives deeply.’
    • ‘Do you practice other aspects of yoga apart from the asanas?’
    • ‘The course includes basic asanas, pranayama and lectures on higher aspects of yoga.’
    • ‘Performing asanas with awareness creates inner calmness as well as reduces fatigue and stress in the body.’
    • ‘Children will be taught asanas and pranayama and there will also be question and answer sessions.’

Origin

From Sanskrit āsana seat, manner of sitting.

Pronunciation:

asana

/ˈäsənə/