Re: [INDOLOGY] plié squat

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at
Tue Dec 20 06:47:43 UTC 2016

I will certainly try.

Before that, just a curiosity: You said your friend is a Yoga teacher.
How did a plié squat enter the Yoga class ? If it is a Yoga exercise
already, it must have a Sanskrit name. If it is not, a non-Yoga item is
probably being taught as Yoga. The situation itself is a little
vyaakhyaanaapEksha. Any clues?

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 12:06 PM, patrick mccartney <psdmccartney at>

> Thanks Nagaraj. I know that *arrai mandi* is not Sanskrit, and that it
> also doesn't 1:1 match the position or movement of the plié squat. Might
> you be able to offer a more appropriate Sanskrit term for this dance-like
> plié position? I've been looking in yogāsana encyclopedias and websites and
> not found anything even close, apart from mālāsana
> <>, which is
> nothing like a plié squat.

Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )

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