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Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Chapter IV – On Samadhi

1. Salutation to the Guru, the dispenser of happiness to all, appearing as Nada, Vindu and Kali. One who is devoted to him, obtains the highest bliss.2. Now I will describe a regular method of attaining to Samadhi, which destroys death, is the means for obtaining...

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Chapter III – On Mudras

1. As the chief of the snakes is the support of the earth with all the mountains and forests on it, so all the Tantras (Yoga practices) rest on the Kundalini. (The Vertebral column.)2. When the sleeping Kundalini awakens by favor of a guru, then all the lotuses...

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Chapter II – On Pranayama

1. Posture becoming established, a Yogi, master of himself, eating salutary and moderate food, should practice pranayama, as instructed by his guru. 2. Respiration being disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining respiration, the Yogi gets steadiness of...

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Chapter I – On Asanas

By Swatmarama, 15th Century C.E., translate by various scholars1. Salutation to adinatha (Siva) who expounded the knowledge of Hatha Yoga, which like a staircase leads the aspirant to the high pinnacled Raja Yoga.2. Yogin Swatmarama, after saluting his Guru Srinatha...

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Shiva’s 112 Ways to Attain Enlightenment

Shiva’s 112 Ways to Attain Enlightenment

Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra (sometimes spelt Vigyan Bhairav Tantra) is a 5000 year old Sanskrit text of the Shaivism. The text is a chapter from the Rudrayamala Tantra, a Bhairava Agama. Cast as a discourse between the god Shiva and his consort Devi or Shakti. Devi, asks...

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Non-Violence - to others and to myself Truthfulness - honesty, don't lie Non-Stealing - refrain from taking anything that is not freely offered Energy Moderation - preventing the dissipation of one’s energy through the misuse of the senses. preventing the dissipation...

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