From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. posture; position; stance
  2. seat
  3. the physical postures practised for health, strength, stamina and improved physical & mental efficiency & capacity in the discipline of Hatha Yoga.
  4. a type of political/ diplomatic strategy, where a king or ruler displays indifference or nonchalance towards an enemy king or ruler (M. Sańhitā).