8 Parts of Body: Prostration for Obeisance

Astagga ({aSTAGga}){-naya} or {-pAta} [see {sASTAGga-pAtam}] or {-praNAma} m. prostration of the eight parts of the body (in performing very profound obeisance ; the eight parts are the hands , breast , forehead , eyes , throat , and middle of the back ; or the first four , with the knees and feet ; or these six , with the speech and mind)