From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Sthanaka, SthAnaka, Sthaanaka
Sthānaka literally means ‘standing posture’.
- Sthānaka - standing
- Āsīna - sitting
- Śayāna - reclining
- Samapāda means when the two feet are close together.
- Viṣamapāda means where one leg is straight and the other is slightly bent and placed at a distance from the former.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore