Srinivasaraghava Sridharan

  Yoga Yājnavalkya  by Srinivasaraghava Sridharan Chapter VII Pratyahara Sage Yajnavalkya continues: Some Yogis give a different version of Pratyahara.  After Inhale hold the breath and direct the Prana to the ankle.  During exhale, shift the Prana...
  Yoga-The great gift from India (228) Yoga Yājnavalkya  by Srinivasaraghava Sridharan Chapter IX “ Only after understanding the marmasthana. The junctions of nadis and the location of vayu one can proceed to understand the Atma.  The atma is one,...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Chapter VI Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “O! Gargi, I will now explain the details of Pranayama, hear them with undisturbed mind.  Pranayama is the joining of Prana and Apana.  It is of three parts, Exhale, Inhale and Retention of...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Chapter VI Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “The gayatri mantra involving the vyahritis can also be recited (mentally) while doing Pranayama. Other mantras in praise of deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, etc can also be recited mentally...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya  by Srinivasaraghava Sridharan Chapter VII Pratyahara Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “Inhaling the air through both the Nadi-s hold the breath at the side of Kundalini.  This will remove the disease of birth and death.  When the...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya  by Srinivasaraghava Sridharan Chapter VII Sage Yajnavalkya continues: Foremost among the ‘twice born’, so far the first four angas of Yoga were explained.   Now hear what is ‘Pratyahara’ which is of four types divided as ‘external’ and ‘internal’. By their very nature, senses moves towards objects. Pratyahara is to forcibly  draw them back. According to Yogis, Pratyahara is to see everything as ...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya  by Srinivasaraghava Sridharan Chapter VII Sage Yajnavalkya continues: Foremost among the ‘twice born’, so far the first four angas of Yoga were...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Chapter VI Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “The gayatri mantra involving the vyahritis can also be recited (mentally) while doing Pranayama. Other mantras in praise of deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, etc can also be recited mentally in Pranayama.  Regular practice of Pranayama with mantra recitation (mentally) will remove any type of sin. It will also reveal the Supreme Being (Brahma) In this text the benefits of Pranayama, particularly with mental...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Chapter VI Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “The gayatri mantra involving the vyahritis can also be recited (mentally) while doing Pranayama. Other mantras in praise...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Chapter V Sage Yajnavalkya continues on nadishodana: Engaged in the duties assigned (svadharma), having a serene mind (shanti), choosing a place  not crowded, naturally beautiful and moderate weather, wearing the religious marks, should  prepare a seat with soft cloth, grass and deer skin. Worship Vishvakshena (the God for removal  of impediments) and the teacher (guru). Face East or North direction. Prepare the body  through practice of...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Chapter V Sage Yajnavalkya continues on nadishodana: Engaged in the duties assigned (svadharma), having a serene mind (shanti), choosing a place  not crowded,...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “Vyana vayu is located between ears and eyes, around the nexk, ankle and throat.  Apana is located near the rectum, genitals, thighs, buttocks and around the hip and lower abdomen.Udana Vayu  is located in all the joints and Samana Vayu  is in all nadi-s and parts of the body and with the help of fire distributes the essence of the food to all the nadi-s. Samana also ensures that fire is taken to all parts of the...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “Vyana vayu is located between ears and eyes, around the nexk, ankle and throat.  Apana is located near the rectum, genitals,...
  Sage Yajnavalkya continues: Whoever brings the Prana within the measure of body by using the “jatharagni’ through practice of  Yoga is considered as the “Knower of Brahman”. This also brings up the concept of how Pranayama helps in removal of impurities. While the impurities  are spread over the body in a number of places and nadi-s, they are largely accumulated in the part of  the body below the navel, which part is called as “apana...
  Sage Yajnavalkya continues: Whoever brings the Prana within the measure of body by using the “jatharagni’ through practice of  Yoga is considered as the “Knower of...
Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “There are three types of Pranayama, five types of Pratyahara, five types of Dharana, and six types of Dhyanam of which three are important. However, Samadhi is only one. (I.47-48) Now I will explain the different parts of the Yoga. Yama are ten in number. They are ahimsa, satyam, asteyam, brahmacharya, daya, arjavam, kshama, dhruti, mitahara and saucham. Yogi-s describe ‘ahimsa’ as “not to cause any hardship to...
Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “There are three types of Pranayama, five types of Pratyahara, five types of Dharana, and six types of Dhyanam of which three are important. However,...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya  by Srinivasaraghava Sridharan Chapter VI Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “While practicing Pranayama, when one inhales the breath and during hold, focuses on the Kundalini and offers the self to the Supreme Self, all diseases are removed.  When one draws the breath through the tongue and then folding back the tongue retains the breath will be healthy with sharp senses.  Inhaling through left nostril and holding the breath, when the focus is...
  Yoga Yājnavalkya  by Srinivasaraghava Sridharan Chapter VI Sage Yajnavalkya continues: “While practicing Pranayama, when one inhales the breath and during hold, focuses...