Twist

YOGA ASANAS :
“TWISTS” FAMILY

 

In the “Twists” family,
each of the six Asanas is featured using the same design

 

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Bharadvājāsana I

# 112,  plates 297 & 300, page 251 ( «Light on Yoga» BKS. Iyengar. Aquarian/Thorsons. Harper Collins India. Schocken books, New York ).
# 64, plate 125, page 230  ( «Yoga, a gem for women», Geeta S Iyengar. Allied publishers, India ).

There is a mistake in the pictures : plate 298 is Bharadvājāsana II.
This mistake has been corrected in further editions.

Bharadvāja is one of the rishis. He appears in the Mahabharata and in the Ramayana. He contributed to pass on ayurveda, or medecine.

 

 

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Parivṛtta Trikoṇāsana

# 4, plates 3/7, page 64 ( «Light on Yoga» BKS. Iyengar. Aquarian/Thorsons. Harper Collins India. Schocken books, New York ).

Parivṛtta : Turned around, revolved.
Trikoṇāsana : Triangle ( posture ).
Parivṛtta reminds us for the second aphorism of Patañjali : «Yogaḥ cittavṛtti nirodaḥ»
Yogasūtra» de Patañjali, chapter I, verse 2 ).

Citta : Consciousness .Vṛtti : Perturbations.

 

 

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Jaṭhara Parivartānasana

 

# 105, plates 272/275, page 237 ( «Light on Yoga» BKS. Iyengar. Aquarian/Thorsons. Harper Collins India. Schocken books, New York ).
# 60, plates 113/114, page 221 ( «Yoga, a gem for women», Geeta S Iyengar. Allied publishers, India ).

Jaṭhara : Stomach
Parivarta : Turning… See as well…
Parivṛtta : Revolved, turned… ( see as well  Parivṛtta reminds us for the second aphorism of Patañjali : «Yogaḥ cittavṛtti nirodaḥ»(« Yogasūtra» de Patañjali, chapter I, verse 2 ).

Citta : Consciousness. Vṛtti : Perturbations.

 

 

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Bharadvājāsana II

# 113, plates 298 & 299, page 253 ( «Light on Yoga» BKS. Iyengar. Aquarian/Thorsons. Harper Collins India. Schocken books, New York ).
# 65, plate 126, page 232 ( «Yoga, a gem for women», Geeta S Iyengar. Allied publishers, India ).

There is a mistake in the pictures : Plate 299 is Bharadvājāsana I.
This mistake has been corrected in further editions.

Bharadvāja is one of the rishis. He appears in the Mahabharata and in the Ramayana. He contributed to pass on ayurveda, or medecine.

 

 

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Marīcyāsana III

Marīchyāsana III

# 114, plates 301/304, page 254 ( «Light on Yoga» BKS. Iyengar. Aquarian/Thorsons. Harper Collins India. Schocken books, New York ).
# 66, plate 127, page 233 ( «Yoga, a gem for women», Geeta S Iyengar. Allied publishers, India )

Marīchi : Name of one of the sons of Brahma.
He was a sage and the father of Kasyapa. 

 

 

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Parivṛtta Pārśvakoṇāsana

# 6, plates 9 & 10, page 68 ( «Light on Yoga» BKS. Iyengar. Aquarian/Thorsons. Harper Collins India. Schocken books, New York ).

Parivṛtta : Revolved, turned… ( see as well  Parivṛtta reminds us for the second aphorism of Patañjali : «Yogaḥ cittavṛtti nirodaḥ» ( « Yogasūtra» de Patañjali, chapter I, verse 2 ).

citta : Consciousness.
Vṛtti : Perturbations.
Pārśva: Side, flank.
Koṇa: Angle