Static yogasana, also known as static postures or held postures, involve holding a particular posture for an extended period of time. These postures are typically held for several breaths or longer, and require strength, stability, and focus to maintain.
Static yogasanas can be classified into different categories based on their level of difficulty, such as beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Examples of static asanas include Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Trikonasana (Triangle Pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), and Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend).
Static asanas can also be classified based on their physical benefits. For example, forward bends are known for their calming effect on the nervous system, while backbends can stimulate and energize the body. Twists are good for spinal mobility and detoxification, while inversions can improve circulation and balance the nervous system.
When practicing static asanas, it is important to focus on the breath and maintain a steady, comfortable posture. The goal is not to push oneself into a particular posture, but rather to find a balance between effort and ease. It is also important to practice under the guidance of a qualified teacher to ensure proper alignment and prevent injury.