Why use the old names for asanas? I mean the Sanskrit ones that no one pronounces correctly and even fewer understand. Someone a long time ago came up with a name, say, shavasana. I don't think 'corpse' is a very inspiring name. Moreover, you don't want to be corpse-like when you perform the pose! You want to be supple and happy and very much alive.

Let go of the old names. Make up new names for the poses. In yoga the yogi is the creator of the practice.

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