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HATHA YOGA – PART -2

28 Aug 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Bhujangasana-

GHERANDA SAMHITA BY MAHARSHI GHERANDA  (HATHA YOGA/ SAPTANGA YOGA / GHATASTHA YOGA): –

Futher about HATHA YOGA PART-2 The Yoga taught in Gheranda Samhita is called Saptanga Yoga; SApta + Anga = Sapta- 7 and Anga – Parts/ Steps/ Limbs, where as in Goraksha Ashtakam taught by Gorakhnath is called Shashtanga Yoga, six limbs of yoga..

EkadaaChandrakaapaalirgatvaagherandakuttiram!                                             PranamyaVinayaadbhaktyagherandampariprichchhati!! –

Meaning: –Once, king Chandrakaapali went to the hermitage of sage Gheranda and, after prostrating before him with due humility and devotion, ask him a question.

CHAPTER-1:-   SHODHANAM (SHATAKARMA): purification             

“shatakarmananshodhanam” – a state of purification is achieved

*Neti                                                     *Dhauti                           *Nauli                                   

*Basti                                                   *Kapalbhati                   *Trataka          

CHAPTER-2:-   DRIDHATA (ASANA): unshaken

“asanenabhaveddridham” – firmness is achieved by practicing Postures

1.Siddhasana  2. Padmasana 3.Bhadrasana  4.Muktasana 5.Vajrasana  6.Swastikasana 7.Simhasana 8.Gomukhasana  9.Veerasana 10.Dhanurasana  11.Mritasana  12.Guptasana 13.Matsyasana               14.Matsyendrasana  15.Gorakshasana 16.Paschimottanasana 17.Utkatasana  18.Sankatasana  19.Mayurasana  20.Kukutasana  21.Koormasana 22.Uttan-kurmasana  23.Mandukasana  24.Uttan-mandukasana 25.Vrikshasana 26.Garudasana 27.Vrishasana 28.Shalbhasana 29.Makarasana 30.Ushtrasana  31.Bhujangasana  32.Yogasana                 

CHAPTER-3:-         STHAIRYAM (MUDRA):  steadiness

“mudrayaasthirataachaiva”- stability is achieved

Bandha(Locks)-4- MOOLA BANDA;  JALANDHARA BANDHA; UDDIYANA BANDA; MAHA  BANDHA              

PanchaDharana (Five Concentration practice)-ParthiviDharana(concentration on earth), AmbhasiDharana (Concentration on Water), AgneyiDharana (Concentration on fire), VayviyeDharana( Concentration on Air), AkashiDharana ( Concemtration on Space);

Mudras-16

MahaMudra;                                     NabhoMudra                                    KhechariMudra

MahaBhedaMudra                          VipareetkaraniMudra               YoniMudra

VajroniMudra                                    ShaktiMudra                                      TadagiMudra 

Manduki Mudra                                Shambhavi Mudra                            Ashwini Mudra

Pashinee Mudra                               Kaki Mudra                                         Matangini MudraBhujanginiMudra

CHAPTER-4:-         DHIARYAM (PRATYAAHAARA):patience or unaffected by situations

“pratyaahaarenadheerata” – patience is achieved(Withdrawal of senses / mind Ethics):

*Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep):- 15-30 minutes – It is an art of physical, mental and emotional preparation. 
*Use of six senses: Mind-restless under self; Eyes-looks- under soul; Ears– words- under control; Skin– cold-heat- under control; Nose-fragrant-under control; Tongue– tastes- under control.

CHAPTER-5:-         LAGHAVAM (PRANAYAMA): – lightness

praanaayaamaallaaghavam – lightness is achieved*Sahit                         *Suryabhedi                  *Ujjayi                             *Sheetakar      

*Bhashtrika                         *Bhramari                      *Moorchha            *Kevali

CHAPTER-6:-         PRATYAKSHAM (DHYANA): to see inner experience

“dhyaanaatpratyakshamaatmanah” – self realization is achieved

One pointed awareness, ekagrata, of an object without any obstruction is dhyana.

*Sthula Dhyana(Gross Meditation) – Dhyana Moolam Guru Murti; Image; Symbols; Chakra 

*JyotirDhyana(meditation full of light) – TejoDhyana; PranavaDhyana     

*Sukshma Dhyana (subtle Meditation) – it is extremely secret and true meditation

CHAPTER-7:-         NIRLIPTAM (SAMADHI):  a state of being unattached

“samaadhinaanirliptam” – a state of non-involvement is achieved

*Dhyana YogaSamadhi-shambhavimudra
*Nada YogaSamadhi – BhramariMudra
*Rasa YogaSamadhi – KhechariMudra  
*Laya YogaSamadhi– YoniMudra
*BhaktiYogaSamadhi – Deity
*Mano-murchhaSamadhi – Mano-moorchhamudra

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