Regarding our traditional language Sanskrit, an asana is any position of the body, where we are stable and comfortable. In Yoga, we refer to the traditional, ancient meaning of comfortable, which is “effortless”. So for us, an asana is a position in which our body feels stable without making any efforts. That can be seen as the target state. But for reaching this target and getting the stability, we have to make efforts. That’s why we are practicing Yogasana – to slowly increase our strength and flexibility, that leads us to stability. This stability allows us, to sit in meditation for long periods of time, which brings us closer to the traditional goal of Yoga – to reach the stage of oneness, called “Samadhi”.

Join our classes to find out more about the different types of Yogasana and the correct alignment of the postures. If you want to take a deep dive into Hatha Yoga and Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga, join our Yoga Teacher Training. If you want to spend you holiday doing 2 yoga classes per day and discovering the beautiful town of Rishikesh, you are welcome to join us for our Yoga Retreats or our Yoga & Explore program.