Yoga Postures & Hindu Deities
Many people believe that asanas are safe without the meditation. This is not true!
Some yoga postures worship Hindu deities. For example, with the Sun Salutation,
one is paying direct homage to the Surya, the Hindu Sun deity. The Cobra asana is all about
the worship of the Kundalini snake. The Downward Dog asana reenacts the worship of the
dog as happens for five days each November. The Tortoise asana is dedicated to the yogic worship of Kurma the Tortoise, incarnation of the god Vishnu.