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The length of the cloth for dhauti seems to vary in different traditions. This is pinda-mayurawhich cures all the ailments.

Fold the tongue and insert it into the nasopharyngeal cavity and fix the gaze between the eyebrows. Another karma described is basti, which is of two types, jalabasti and vayubasti.

In HR srinivasa not only gives the list of 84 asanas but also describes many of them. It was first published in in an edition by M Vekata Reddy but since that time additional copies of the manuscript have been discovered and become available.

Remain in the naval-deep water, insert the finger in the anus by the process of cakri, fill up the abdomen with water sucked through the anus. In the winter season, one may wear a single sheet of cloth or a folded one, he may consume cow milk or water, he may subsist on alms or on roots available in the forest, he may eat in the hands toga in any vessel plate.

This cleanses the frontal sinuses. One vomits the contents of the stomach by stimulating and raising the apana-vayu upto the throat, through a gradual practice of gaining control hathw the passage of the air.

Although snnivasa enumerates eighty four asanas in further verses, he does not describe the techniques of all the asanas.

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The account of microcosmic individual body and macrocosmic nature haths be known from the srutisagamas and puranas etc.


When right heel is placed on the left heel and both the heels are placed on the organ of generation, it is guptasana. It is customary in the hatha texts, while describing asanas to talk about the number of asanas being eighty ratnavxli lacs representing different species of creatures. Rtanavali excellent practice cleanses the frontal sinuses, offers keen eyesight and removes the diseases above the neck. A yogi should consume food which is wholesome, sweet, unctuous, containing milk-products, nutritious, food items one relishes, after leaving one-fourth of the stomach empty and after offering of the food to siva.

In the light of the above discussion, it can be unhesitatingly said that this treatise boldly refuting the prevalent ideas and introduction of new thoughts in a lucid manner, gives a special place for Hatharantavali hathw the texts of Hatha Yoga. Although the word saranala occurs in some of the MSS of HP, there are also other copies in which ratnavzli find the term sastanala. Retention of breath with great comfort, irrespective of inhalation or exhalation, is called kevala-kumbhaka which is real pranayama.

The different developmental stages in yoga have yogq stated to characterize listening of the internally produced sound from grosser to subtler levels. The nature of the mudras given by GhS is physical at one hand and psychological at the other.

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Commonly known kapalabhati is called kapalabhastrika. Pacification of the mind, contentment, silence, control of sense organs, kindness, politeness, belief in God, straightforwardness, gentleness, forgiveness, purification of the thoughts, non-violence, celebacy, memory, forbearance and some such moreā€”are known as niyamas for the mind. In the state of samadhi, there are neither the objects of perception nor the activities of the mind.


Hatharatnavali (A Treatise on Hata Yogas and Tantra)

After this verse, in some MSS, we come across, the qualifications and background of the author, as given in the colophon. He is respected by the yoginl-cakrabecomes capable to create and destroy and does not suffer from hunger, thirst, sleep and drowsiness. Just as the Lord of serpents is the support of the earth, with all her forests and mountains, similarly, kundalini forms the very substratum of the entire science of yoga.

The opening between two eyebrows is called trikatumbi, hatha, golidha, sikhara, trisahkhlvajra, omkari, murdhvanala. Place both the feet on the opposite thighs and catch hold of the big toes with the respective hands crossed.

Much of the literature is couched in crude form of samskrta and more often using double entendres which makes the meaning difficult to understand. Although, there is no mention about the arrangement of hands in virasanaits being a meditative pose, the hands are comfortably placed on the knees.

Although, HP talks about sixfold purificatory processes, it also describes gajakarani in addition to the six processes, srlnivasa quotes HP and mentions kapalabhranti instead of kapalabhatiwhich we get in most of the copies of HP.

The big toes are held with the hands and are pulled upto the ears alternately. My father, late Sri M. Contract the throat and press the chin against the chest.