• WordNet 3.6
    • n asana (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n asana A name in the Philippine Islands of Plerocarpus Indicus and P. echinatus, valuable timber-trees, the wood of which is sometimes called Philippine mahogany. The trunks are surrounded at their base by radiating buttresses which yield planks of extraordinary width. The wood is of a beautiful red color often variegated with yellow, hard and durable, but porous and very brittle. It takes a fine polish and is much used in the Philippines for cabinet work and for furniture, handsome large tabletops being often made of single slabs. P. Indicus is known in the East Indies as Burmese rosewood, Andaman redwood, ami kiabooca-wood. In the Philippines it is also called narra. P. echinatus, known as narra pula, or “red narra,” is distinguished by having spiny seed-pods. See Pterocarpus and kiabooca-wood.
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In literature:

Here is your hallowed ASANA-blanket, where you daily sat to fill your expanding heart with God!
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
Indrasan (= Indra + Asana, Indra's throne or home), says Dunkni, is the name of the underground fairy country.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous

In news:

Moskovitz and Rosenstein don't claim that Asana 's sumptuous working environment—or Asana 's product—ensures flow.
The founders position Asana 's to-do list structure as a starting point, and plan to build future modules tailored to specific tasks such as performance reviews and recruiting.
NAPLES, Fla.- Asana in the Grassana is a big yoga event happening this weekend.
Now, his high-profile Founders Fund is investing and Thiel is joining Asana 's board.
Rosenstein said Asana 's leaders still want to keep the company relatively small.
Yoga mats hanging to dry near the pool at the Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport, where the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup International Yoga Asana Championship was held.
Kabir Samlal warming up at the hotel for the world yoga asana championships.
Yoga asana competitors warmed up for the world championships.
Over time, we develop asanas that feel more settled, steady and balanced.
USA Yoga National Yoga ASANA Championship.
Check out the best poses at the North Carolina Regional Yoga Asana Championship on Sunday.
Combining the two, we can condition ourselves to feel yoga's deep calming relaxation off the mat just by smelling the scent that accompanied our asanas.
Jessilyn and Bruce Gilbank, the owners of Asana FIT, in San Clemente, are celebrating five years at the yoga, fitness and health studio.
Restorative yoga classes feature asanas that nurture.
Tadanobu Asana and Taylor Kitsch in 'Battleship'.