By Shyam Sundar Goswami
The vintage Hatha yoga handbook for a powerful, important, attractive physique and a balanced, harmonious, chuffed brain
• comprises directions for plenty of complicated Hatha yoga workouts to construct energy, stamina, and solid posture, the mandatory foundation for religious improvement
• offers unique workout plans that can assist you enhance your own weekly perform
• Explains conventional yogic tools of fasting and inner detoxification, practices to reinforce the endocrine method, tools for complex sexual keep watch over, breath keep an eye on practices, and focus routines to enhance brain energy
Based upon historic 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 gives illustrated directions for plenty of complex asanas and different yogic suggestions to construct power, stamina, and stable posture--a worthwhile prerequisite for religious improvement.
Offering targeted workout plans that can assist you enhance your own weekly yoga perform in addition to concepts to focus on particular parts of the physique, similar to the stomach muscle tissues, this e-book additionally includes specified directions on many varieties of prânâyâma (breath control), together with exchange nose respiring, kapâlabhâti, and sahita, in addition to meditative tools for constructing your powers of focus and psychological self-discipline. With directions on nutrition, fasting, inner detoxification, complex sexual regulate, and strengthening the endocrine method, Sri S. S. Goswami’s vintage textual content offers the total photo of a sophisticated Hatha yoga way of life for a robust, important, attractive physique and a balanced, harmonious, satisfied brain.
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Extra resources for Advanced Hatha Yoga: Classic Methods of Physical Education and Concentration
This is accomplished by assuming Dhyāna Mudrā, in which the hands are placed one upon the other, palms upward, at the center of the body, or by assuming Jñāna Mudrā, in which the arms are stretched and the hands are placed on the knees with the tips of the index finger and the thumb touching each other. As the folded-leg, erect trunk, motionless attitude is to be maintained for a long period for the practice of concentration, it should also be easy. The earliest pattern of the motionless folded-leg posture seems to be what is called Pleasant Posture (Sukhāsana), in which the folded right leg is placed on the folded left one.
Dhāraṇā (Elementary Concentration) The elimination of vṛittis is the highest state of concentration, which is attainable only through a systematized method. The characteristic of the mind is to take an image and keep it for a brief period. Then it leaves that image and takes another, and then another, and so on. Ordinarily the mind tends to take different images, one after another, without retaining any of them for a long time. The process in which the mind is educated to take a chosen image and refresh it again and again at successive intervals without taking new ones is called dhāraṇā (elementary concentration).
The Lotus Posture was introduced into Egypt, and it formed a part of the Egyptian gymnastic dance during the Old Kingdom (about 3000 to 2475 BCE). The concentration postures formed an essential part of the eightfold Yoga and also of the Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, Haṭha Yoga, and Rāja Yoga. Gradually other postures for concentration were developed. In Haṭha Yoga, in addition to the development of the folded-leg postures into more difficult postures, a system of posture exercise was evolved. Breath Control in Concentration In a folded-leg concentration posture, the legs and arms are in an attitude of rest and the trunk is erect and steady.