Meaning of Vrisasana
'Vrisha' means bull in Sanskrit and the "Vrisasana" putatively resembles a seated bull. Vrisasana is called the bull pose probably because it reminds one of the seats of Nandi, the bull of Shiva, or, may be due to its influence on the sex organs it is interpreted as bull-pose representing masculinity and sexual control.
Yoga Texts and Vrisasana
The Vrisasana is arguably a fairly recent posture, not having been mentioned in any of the older texts, Hatha Yogic or otherwise. Its first mention and description was in the Gheranda Samhita, a significant Yoga manual in the Hatha Yoga canon, although it is now a well known pose.
Steps of Vrisasana
The steps of Vrisasana are simple to perform but the novice should begin the exercise under the patronage of some yoga expert. The steps or Vrisasana is mentioned below:
Vrisasana is recommended for simple meditative purposes. It may be practised for a few minutes each day as physical training, but may be followed for any length of time during prolonged contemplation. Normal breathing is indicated, that is free from all posture accessories.
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