Pasasana is an asana in which the body is twisted and the arms are bound around the squatting legs. The name comes from the Sanskrit pasa, meaning “noose,” “tie” or “snare,” and asana, which means “pose” or “posture.” It is so called because of the way the arms form a bound loop around the legs.
It is the challenging pose, and it gives your upper body very good stretch. For performing Pasasana you need to a stable and strong foundation hence this asana is suitable for intermediate and advanced students.
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