Asana:: Generally known as a Yoga posture or position. From the Yoga Sutras, asana literally means: a steady comfortable pose. Asana is one of the eight limbs of “Yoga” (with a capital Y) and is practiced to make the body supple and strong enough to be able to sit in meditation for extended periods of time. Breathe this mantra with each asana in class next time: steady… comfortable… Otherwise, it’s just exercise.