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GHERANDA SAMHITA – late 17th century CE (32 Asan)

32 useful âsana in the world of mortals

Siddhâsana, Padmâsana, Bhadrâsana, Muktâsana, Vajrâsana, Swastikâsana, Simhâsana, Gomukhâsana, Veerâsana, Dhanurâsana, Mritâsana, Guptâsana, Matsyâsana, Matsyendrâsana, Paschimottanâsana, Gorakshâsana, Utkatâsana, Sankatâsana, Mayurâsana, Kukkutâsana, Kurmâsana, Uttanakurmâsana, Mandukâsana, Uttanamandukâsana, Vrikshâsana, Garudâsana, Vrsabhâsana, Salabhâsana, Makarâsana, Ushtrâsana, Bhujangâsana, Yogâsana

HATHA YOGA PRADEPIKA – 15th century CE (15 Asan)

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika specifies that of these 84, the first four are important, namely the siddhâsana, padmâsana, bhadrâsana and simhâsana. The Shiva Samhita  (17-18th century CE) replace the latter two of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika with ugrâsana (Paschimottanâsana) and svastikâsana

Swastikâsana, Gomukhâsana, Veerâsana, Koormâsana, Kukkutâsana, Uttankoormâsana, Dhanurâsana, Matsyendrâsana, Paschimottanâsana, Mayurâsana, Shavâsana, Siddhâsana, Padmâsana, Simhâsana, Bhadrâsana

HATHA-RATNAVALI – 17th century CE (84 Asan)

The Hatha Ratnavali is one of the few texts to attempt a listing of all the 84, although 4 out of its list do not have meaningful translations from the Sanskrit, and 21 are merely mentioned without any description.

Sidha, Bhadra, Vajra, Simha, Shilpasimha, Bandhakara, Samputita, Shuddha (Four varieties of Padmasana), Danda, Parsva, Sahaja, Bandha, Pinda, Mayura, Ekapadamayura (Six varieties of Mayurasana), Bhairava, Kamadahana, Panipatra, Karmuka, Swastika, Goumukha, Veera, Manduka, Markatasana, Matsyendrasana, Parsva matsyendra, Bandha matsyendra, Niralambana, Chandra, Kanthva, Ekpadaka, Phanindra paschimatana, Shayita paschimatana, Vichitrakarni, Yoga mudra, Vidhunana, Padapindana, Hamsa, Nabhitala, Akasha, Utpadatala, Nabhilasitapadaka, Vrischika, Chakra, Utphalaka, Uttanakoorma, Koorma, Badha koorma , Kabandha, Goraksha, Angustha, Mustika, Brahmaprasadita, Panchachuli, Kukkuta, Ekapadaka kukkuta, Akarita, Bandha chuli, Parshva kukkuta, Ardhanarishvara, Baka, Chandrakanta, Sudhasara, Vyaghara, Raja, Indrani, Sharabha, Ratna, Chitrapitta, Badhapaksisvara, Vichitra, Nalina, Kanta, Sudhapakshi, Sumandaka, Chaurangi, Karuncha, Dridha, Khaga, Brahma, Nagapitha, Shavasana.

Pay special attention to the way these Asan have been listed in their original order of practice, this makes a sequence on which these Asan should be practiced finishing with Shavasan.

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