Sarvaanga Sadhana

Definition - What does Sarvaanga Sadhana mean?

Sarvaanga sadhana is an integrative practice that includes the physical, mental and emotional well-being of a person. The Sanskrit term may be translated to mean "whole body practice," with sarvaanga translated as "whole body” and sadhana translated as “a means of accomplishing something (as in a practice or ritual)."

Yoga is considered a holistic practice in that it works to strengthen the physical body, while also growing the spiritual and mental health of the yogi.

Yogapedia explains Sarvaanga Sadhana

In yoga philosophy, the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation together can offer yogis a holistic way to grow and honor the self. Although many are familiar with yoga as a way to strengthen the body and promote physical health, a complete yoga practice is a sarvaanga sadhana that also strengthens the spirit and mind.

Those who have a spiritual yoga practice believe that the physical practice of yoga circulates prana throughout the body, rejuvenating the spirit and mind and leaving an overall feeling of well-being.

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