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Special Event: Sri Swami Madhavananda Anniversary Commemoration

Making Peace with Mother Earth: Developing Trust for Future Generations

Sri Madhavananda Anniversary Commemoration presented online by Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council in collaboration with Yoga in Daily Life.

Wednesday 10 November 2021

8am-10am EST | 2pm-4pm CET | 1300-1500 UTC

The Significance of the Asanas - Language of the Body

"Asana" is the Sanskrit word for a physical posture. In the 2nd Century before Christ, Patanjali wrote down the principles of Yoga practice in the “Yoga Sutras” (aphorisms). He named only the meditation posture “Asana” and the physical postures he termed “Yoga Vyayam”. However, in common usage the dynamic Yoga exercises also became known as Asanas.