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any of various traditional sitting positions assumed during the practice of yoga
Origin: Sans āsana, way of sitting
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various bodily positions assumed in yogic excercise.
Origin: Sanskrit āsanam, a sitting posture, from āste, he sits.