By Shyam Sundar Goswami
The vintage Hatha yoga handbook for a powerful, very important, appealing physique and a balanced, harmonious, chuffed brain
• comprises directions for lots of complex Hatha yoga workouts to construct power, stamina, and sturdy posture, the mandatory foundation for religious improvement
• presents unique workout plans that will help you advance your individual weekly perform
• Explains conventional yogic tools of fasting and inner detoxification, practices to bolster the endocrine approach, tools for complicated sexual keep an eye on, breath regulate practices, and focus workouts to enhance brain energy
Based upon historical Sanskrit works on yoga in addition to millions of years of oral teachings, this Hatha yoga vintage strikes past the introductory point of yoga and offers illustrated directions for plenty of complex asanas and different yogic options to construct energy, stamina, and reliable posture--a important prerequisite for religious improvement.
Offering unique workout plans that will help you improve your own weekly yoga perform in addition to ideas to focus on particular components of the physique, equivalent to the belly muscular tissues, this publication additionally comprises special directions on many types of prânâyâma (breath control), together with trade nose respiring, kapâlabhâti, and sahita, in addition to meditative tools for constructing your powers of focus and psychological self-discipline. With directions on vitamin, fasting, inner detoxification, complex sexual regulate, and strengthening the endocrine method, Sri S. S. Goswami’s vintage textual content offers the whole photo of a sophisticated Hatha yoga way of life for a powerful, important, attractive physique and a balanced, harmonious, satisfied brain
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The energy-consuming force is manifested by the sun principle and the energy-building force by the moon principle. Ha˛ha Yoga is that form of Yoga in which concentration is acquired through the normalization and union of these two principles by breath control. Posture exercise, control exercise, contraction exercise, purificatory acts, and other processes were employed to bring about this normalization, embracing all the processes and tissues of the entire body. Under this ideal physical condition, breath control becomes really effective and leads ultimately to the acquisition of a state of mind in which concentration is properly developed.
No instrumental aid is necessary this process. Alimentary Canal Auto-Air Bath consists of swallowing air and then passing it from the stomach to the colon via the small intestine and expelling it through rectum from the body without any mechanical aid. Colonic Auto-Air Bath is another special method of introducing air into the colon for purificatory purpose. It consists of sucking atmospheric air through the rectum into the colon without instrumentation. Gastric Auto-Lavage is very helpful in washing out any excess gas and mucus accumulated in the stomach.
It is stated in the Agni-purā˚a that Yoga, which is spiritual union, is attainable when the vṛittis are completely eliminated. This definition of Yoga, originating in the Vedic period, remained unmodified in the post-Vedic period and has been accepted by yogins of all ages. Patañjali’s definition of Yoga is essentially based on the above-mentioned older conception of Yoga, but expressed in a language in which the concentration factor is more clearly defined. Patañjali says: “Yoga is that state in which the mind ceases to function as vṛittis” (Patañjala Yoga-sūtra).