Tag: hatha yoga

  • Hatha Yoga – Principles and Foundations of the Practice of Natha Sampradaya (75)

    Hatha Yoga – Principles and Foundations of the Practice of Natha Sampradaya (75)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next WHAT IS HATHA YOGA IN REALITY? Millions of people around the world cultivate the practice of Hatha Yoga, but very few are those who actually cultivate the authentic, original training of the Nātha (Guardians) school, as the Adepts of this excellent Yoga are called. The ancient Path of Hatha Yoga…

  • Some Aspects of the History and Doctrines of the Nathas

    Some Aspects of the History and Doctrines of the Nathas

    by Gopinath Kaviraj Introduction A detailed and systematic history of Indian Culture remains yet to be written. But, there is hardly any doubt that before it can be successfully undertaken continued spade-work is necessary in various fields of study. The cultural history of a people is no less complex than its political one, and, it…

  • Medicines of Yoga of Healing (54)

    Medicines of Yoga of Healing (54)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next Ayurveda medicines are all remedies provided by Mother Nature. It is believed that what Nature gives us is the most valuable and at the same time the best medicine for the body and mind. The Energy of Nature is accumulated, among others, in stones and crystals, in various herbs, essences…

  • What is Mudra? (49)

    What is Mudra? (49)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next Mudra is simply a posture or gesture in the sense of the arrangement of the whole body. Sublimated to perfection down to the smallest detail, āsana is MUDRA. This technique belongs to the group of exercises called sthula kriya and is the basic basis of Laya Yoga practices in its…

  • Nathsampradaya Hatha Yoga (46)

    Nathsampradaya Hatha Yoga (46)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next “Praise be to the Supreme Lord, Adi Guru Śiva, who has expounded the Wisdom of Willpower,known as Hathavidyam, to his consort Parvatigiving her the means of realizing the Ecstasy of Lightbody, Samadhi Mahabhoda!Glory to Adiśvara, the Supreme Perfectionfor expounding the teachings of the true way of Hatha Yoga.” This is…

  • Laya Yoga – Verses of Ancient Teachings (45)

    Laya Yoga – Verses of Ancient Teachings (45)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next We will try to reflect on the teachings of Laya Yoga contained in ancient treatises on yoga. “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” written by Rishi Swatmarama contains some essential verses about the state of Laya and the practice of Laya. Of course, these are only auxiliary issues on the path of Hatha…

  • Trataka – Foundation of Focus (32)

    Trataka – Foundation of Focus (32)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next Focusing, also called concentration, focusing attention or narrowing the field of consciousness, has its own special dimension of practical work in yoga. Mahavatar Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras calls the focusing of consciousness the term satkara. It refers to a state in which our whole mind is merged, absorbed in…

  • White Light Spiritual Meditations – Yoga Dhyana

    White Light Spiritual Meditations – Yoga Dhyana

    Dhi – White Light Meditations White Light meditation, Jyoti Dhyana, is a marvellous medium to work with and experience the power of meditation in your daily life. It can be easily developed into a daily meditation practice allowing you to become aware of your true nature as spirit and soul, atman. Through bringing others into…

  • Yoga – an ancient spiritual path toward enlightment and liberation

    Yoga – an ancient spiritual path toward enlightment and liberation

    Introdution to Yoga  There are a lot of different types of yoga today, but only 12 lineage of yoga are true, so if you are starting out and feeling confused, you are normal. It is best to start with a type of yoga that is appropriate for your own level of fitness, physical and spiritual…

  • Natha Sampradaya – Hatha Yoga, Kundalini and Kriya Yoga

    Natha Sampradaya – Hatha Yoga, Kundalini and Kriya Yoga

    Natha Sampradaya – The Yoga Order  The Sanskrit word nāthá or नाथ, is the proper name of a siddha initiatory tradition and the word itself literally means “lord, protector, refuge”. The related Sanskrit term Adi Natha means first or original Lord, and is therefore a synonym for Shiva, Mahadeva, or Maheshvara, and beyond these supramental…