PURE YOGA

PURE YOGA

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Item Code: IDD435
Author: Yogi Pranavananda
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1997
ISBN: 9788120815087
Pages: 211
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"

About the Book:

In Yoga the question of boundaries, the constant talk about the various yogas, is, to a very large extent, an artificial one, mind-created. Translators and commentators have constantly and shortsightedly referred to the Gheranda Samhita as a Hatha-Yoga classic. Normally presented as the most basic and material of all yogas, it is understood quite liberally by all sorts of authorities and grossly interpreted by guru and disciple alike. Such teachings, when partially grasped and separated from the whole, constitute a poor caricature of the Sacred Science. The Same is true of so many 'exciting' and 'new' meditation techniques being propounded nowadays; transcendent only in their refined materialism, in the "What's in it for me" attitude. Such reflections have promoted the author to reveal, for the first time, many of the inner or spiritual aspects of this Pure Yoga treatise. Hence the present work, which is much more than just Hatha-Yoga teachings, as popularly and most improperly understood. Though whole and eternal, Yoga is constantly being lost; it is also constantly being found. Wise indeed is he who finds it.

About the Author:

Born in 1937, a European, adviser and consultant, Antonio Rodriguez holds, among other qualifications, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Belfast. A linguist and a keen student of the Ancient Wisdom - particularly the eastern tradition - for nearly 40 years, he has had many articles published in The Theosophist and other journals; he has also lectured for over 20 years on Yoga / Vedanta / Mysticism / Meditation / Theosophy and various other allied subjects. One of his concerns is the rediscovery, preservation and transmission of the true yogic tradition. Yoga has always been for him of paramount importance both in its philosophical and practical aspects, and he looks forward to the day when the splendid Science of Yoga may regain its pristine purity.
 

CONTENTS


PREFACE

SANSKRIT ALPHABET AND PRONUNCIATION

INTRODUCTION

THE FIRST LESSON

    On the Yoga of the Physical Body

(A) Dhautis

    (a) Antar-dhauti
    • (1) Vatasara-dhauti
      (2) Varisara-dhauti
      (3) Agnisara-dhauti
      (4) Bahiskrta-dhauti
  • (b) Danta-dhauti
    • (1) Danta-mula-dhauti
      (2) Jihva-sodhana-dhauti
      (3) Karna-dhauti
      (4) Kapala-randhra-dhauti
  • (c) Hrd-dhauti
    • (1) Danda-dhauti
      (2) Vamana-dhauti
      (3) Vaso-dhauti
  • (d) Mula-sodhana

(B) Vastis

    (1) Jala-vasti
    (2) Suska-vasti

(C) Neti
(D) Lauliki
(E) Trataka
(F) Kapalabhati

    (1) Vama-krama
    (2) Vyur-krama
    (3) Sit-krama

THE SECOND LESSON

    Asanas
    1. Siddhasana
    2. Padmasana
    3. Bhadrasana
    4. Muktasana
    5. Vajrasana
    6. Svastikasana
    7. Simhasana
    8. Gomukhasana
    9. Virasana
    10. Dhanurasana
    11. Mrtasana
    12. Guptasana
    13. Matsyasana
    14. Matsyendrasana
    15. Goraksasana
    16. Pascimottanasana
    17. Utkatasana
    18. Sankatasana
    19. Mayurtasana
    20. Kukkutasana
    21. Kurmasana
    22. Uttanakurmakasana
    23. Mandukasana
    24. Uttanamandukasana
    25. Vrksasana
    26. Garudasana
    27. Vrsasana
    28. Salabhasana
    29. Makarasana
    30. Ustrasana
    31. Bhujangasana
    32. Yogasana

THE THIRD LESSON


    1. Maha-mudra
    2. Nabho-mudra
    3. Uddiyana-bandha
    4. Jalandhara-bandha
    5. Mula-bandha
    6. Maha-bandha
    7. Maha-vedha
    8. Khecari-mudra
    9. Viparitakarani-mudra
    10. Yoni-mudra
    11. Vajroli-mudra
    12. Sakticalani-mudra
    13. Tadagi-mudra
    14. Manduki-mudra
    15. Sambhavi-mudra
    16. The five Dharana-mudras
    17. Prthivi-dharana-mudra
    18. Ambhasi-dharana-mudra
    19. Agneyi-dharana-mudra
    20. Vayavi-dharana-mudra
    21. Akasi-dharana-mudra
    22. Asvini-mudra
    23. Pasini-mudra
    24. Kaki-mudra
    25. Matangini-mudra
    26. Bhujangini-mudra
    On the benefits of Mudras

THE FOURTH LESSON

    Pratyahara

THE FIFTH LESSON

    Pranayama
    A. Place
    B. Time
    C. Regulated Nourishment
    D. Purification of the Nadis
    1. Sahita
    2. Suryabheda
    3. Ujjayi
    4. Sitali
    5. Bhastrika
    6. Bhramari
    7. Murccha
    8. Kevali

THE SIXTH LESSON

    Dhyana-Yoga
    1. Sthula-dhyana
    1a. Another method
    2. Jyoti-dhyana
    2a. Another method
    3. Suksma-dhyana

THE SEVENTH LESSON

    Samadhi-Yoga
    1. Dhyana-Yoga-samadhi
    2. Nada-Yoga-samadhi
    3. Rasananda-yoga-samadhi
    4. Laya-siddhi-yoga-samadhi
    5. -yoga-samadhi
    6. Raja-yoga-samadhi
    Sublimity of Samadhi-yoga

EPILOGUE

REFERENCES

LIST OF SANSKRIT WORKS

GLOSSARY OF SANSKRIT WORDS

TEXT OF GHERANDASAMHITA

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