Tag: 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…

  • 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…