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Yoga in Varanasi

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Om Kara Asana (Sanskrit name)

This asana or yoga exercise, represents the Om symbol. Om is the first word of every mantra. It is a powerful sound made without the tongue ever touching the lips. It comes from deep inside, from the heart, and it touches the soul.

This asana requires much flexibility, balance and power.

Swami Shiva Nand Jee, Varanasi, India

Photo by Yumi Soule, Text by JP Soule with Swami Shiva 2002