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and free adaptation of the article published on the blog “Theravadin -
Theravada Practice Blog” (http://theravadin.wordpress.com/).

Thinking to be in meditation in different postures.
The Yoga Suttas of Patanjali: a manual of Buddhist meditation.
Translation
and free adaptation of the article published on the blog “Theravadin -
Theravada Practice Blog” (http://theravadin.wordpress.com/).
Thinking to be in meditation in different postures.
We
consider here the Yoga Suttas of Patanjali, a classical text and
revered in Hinduism, dated at approx. 200 BC and compared its semantics
and vocabulary to Buddhist canonical texts.
In
summary, this comparison is quite obvious that the author of Yoga Sutta
was highly influenced by Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice,
possibly contemporaneously to the author.
Moreover,
it appears that a student of Buddhist canonical texts may in fact be
more easily understood than the Yoga Sutta a Hindu practitioner with no
other previous reference parameter practical and philosophical.
We
do not consider comments here later Hindu / Brahman existing this text,
some of which seem to avoid (or ignore) the original references to
Buddhism in this text.
The
proximity of the Yoga Sutta-style, vocabulary, and subject to canonical
texts in Pali could also mean simply that Patanjali - or whoever it is
that inspired his writings - had practiced meditation from a Buddhist
contemplative community, a community of monks for a time before
returning to Brahmanism and then the movement would have rephrased his
experience in order to add a divine touch to your experience, making
substantial use of technical terms of Buddhist meditation, as originally
framed or developed by the Buddha for the purpose of contemplative
practice. But this would be pure speculation, because there is so far no
studies or historical finding that supports this understanding.
It
is also possible, even likely, that the Buddhist meditation had so
broadly permeated the practice Hindu / Brahman at the time (after years
of a strong cultural influence began with Buddhist proselytism promoted
by Ashoka the Buddhist Sangha in his reign and Consolidation of
Prabuddha Bharat), that these technical terms as well as descriptions of
practice of jhana / dhyana (meditative absorptions) have it built into
common knowledge at the point of no longer sounding particularly
Buddhists. Something similar to what happens today with the adoption of
the ideas of “Nibbana” and “Kamma” in Western culture, in Christian
countries.
In
particular, if the Yoga Sutta is read in one continuous line is amazing
how close the text is the thoughts and topics about samadhi, jhana
meditation and Samatha (concentration) as defined in the ancient texts
in Pali Buddhist.
For
a first analysis, an overview. Look at the “Ashtanga Yoga” or the
“Eightfold Path of Yoga” (sic) we are certainly inclined to think the
definition of the central Buddha of the Noble Eightfold Path.
Then compare these two “paths to reach the samadhi.”
First what is in the Yoga Sutta of Patanjali:
1. Yama, on the field conduct, morality or virtue
2. Niyama, self-purification and study
3. Asana, proper posture
4. Pranayama, breath control
5. Pratyahara, the removal of the five senses
6. Dharana, concentration or apprehension of the object meditative
7. Samadhi, meditative absorption
And
down the list of steps recommended by the Buddha when asked about the
gradual development through his teachings. This list is found in many
suttas of the volumes of speeches and Mean Length Long, as in other
parts of the Canon:
1. Sila, moral conduct or virtue, and Santosa, contentment
2. Samvara, containment or removal of the senses
3. Kayagata-sati and Iriyapatha, or “Asana” means the cultivation of mindfulness and four correct postures.
4. Anapanasati, mindfulness of breathing
5.
Overcoming Obstacles or five nivarana (sensual desire,
ill will, anxiety and remorse, sleep and torpor, doubt, skeptical)
6. Sati, mindfulness, keep the object in mind, often quoted along with the comments dharana canonical.
7. Jhana, levels of meditative absorption
8. Samadhi, a result of absorption, the “realization” of various kinds or Samāpatti
Of
course we’re not the first to notice similarities such as the list
above. A handful of other authors have noted some more and others less
obvious parallels. In fact, even Wikipedia has an entry for Yoga Sutta
in which we read:
“Karel
Werner writes that” the system of Patanjali is unthinkable without
Buddhism. As far as terminology goes aa long in the Yoga Sutta that
reminds us of formulations of the Buddhist Pali Canon and even more
Abhidhamma Sarvastivada Sautrantika and school. “Robert Thurman writes
that Patanjali was influenced by the success of the Buddhist monastic
system to formulate its own matrix for the version of thought he
considered orthodox (…) The division between Eight States (Sanskrit
Ashtanga) Yoga is reminiscent of the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddha, and
the inclusion of brahmavihara (Yoga Sutta 1:33) also shows the
influence of Buddhism in parts of the Suttas. “
Now
this is where the subject becomes interesting for us here on this blog
and its relevance to the practice of Buddhist meditation.
Does
all the above tells us that the Yoga Sutta is a comment Hindu / Brahmin
or at least a photograph of meditation practices common (influenced by
Buddhism) in the second century BC?
If
this is the case, definitely warrants a closer look at. Certainly, this
is because the text is not a Buddhist but shares a “core” of
fundamental ideas on meditation to be able to take it as a sign pointing
to a deeper understanding of some of the terminology in the context of the first centuries of Buddhist practice.
Thus,
if the Yoga Sutta is read in a Buddhist context, one can have some idea
of how people understood at that time and (ou!) practiced Buddhist
meditation? Could this be of some help in triangular or point of which
was the direction of former Buddhist meditation?
The
more we know how people practiced a few centuries after the Buddha’s
Parinibbana, the more we can understand how some of his teachings have
evolved and how they were implemented and explained / taught.
What
makes this fascinating idea is that this text would definitely be
filterable through the eyes of a Hindu / Brahman, but he is still
influenced by the “knowledge” of Buddhist meditation apparently so well
received, and the time of his writing had become the mainstream
“contemplative practices. This would show us how and in what particular
point, was considered to be the “essence” of meditation (in addition to
being philosophical discussion of its purpose) in order to be considered
universally true, then that can be “merged” into other forms of
practice religious.
Under
this view, the Yoga Sutta is actually quite revealing. Consider a few
passages that copies may shed light on this idea. Passages like the
following really seems a direct copy and paste the Buddha-Dhamma. Some
of them even make much sense in a context of religious doctrine
theological-in-search-of-the-soul-creationist , but it fits absolutely
in the philosophy of liberation through concentration and wisdom.
However, they were considered “truth” and “accepted” so that the author
Hindu / Brahman had no other choice but to incorporate them into their
theistic philosophy, reminding us Western Christians today that due to
the common acceptance of the idea karma / kamma, sometimes find ways to
incorporate this idea in their religious views.
Let’s start seeing the following list of impurities that Yoga Sutra tells us must be overcome:
“Avidya
(ignorance), Asmita (egoism), raga-Dvesha (desires and aversions),
Abhinivesha (clinging to mundane life) are the five klesha or distress.
Destroy these afflictions [e] You will realize Samadhi. “
[Free translation of the original quote from Wikipedia]
What
impresses the reader as Buddhist before this paragraph is the simple
fact that all these impurities listed are those that no longer are you
supposed to Arahant one, or Awakened (!!!). That is, according to the
text of Patanjali, the “Samadhi of Conduct” would be conceptually the
same as the Buddhist Liberation.
Consider the terms used:
Avijja,
ignorance or mental turvidão is even mentioned in the first place,
while clearly a Buddhist point of view is considered the root of all
problems.
Then
“asmita”, which is superficially translated as “selfishness” by
understanding that had developed in shallow Sanskrit tradition that was
ignorant of the deeper meaning of that term as used in the suttas of the
Pali Canon (or tried to distort to suit your context religious).
This
term Buddhist in particular, pointing to the deeply embedded “notion
that it is” (ASMI-tā) has a clear explanation in the suttas, but here in
this passage and elsewhere, is reduced to a mere “selfishness” as a
moral impurity devoid of its original psychological application. In the
suttas “ASMI-Mana” is a deeply rooted psychological tendency that only a
Arahant (Iluminsfo) won [see post “The scent of am” blog Theravadin].
And
there is also “abhinivesa”, a term the Buddha uses to explain how our
mind comes in and assumes the five groups of attachment. The term
“Nives” denotes a dwelling, a house - a simile brought by the Buddha to
show how our consciousness moves “inside” of the contact experience of
the senses and settles as if living in a house (see Sutta Nipata,
Atthakavagga , and Haliddakani Magandiya Sutta Sutta). This usage is
decreased very particular psychological context in Hindu / Brahmin to
denote only an “attachment to worldly life.”But here is worth
questioning whether this was also shared by superficial understanding or
just by Patanjali Yoga Sutra later commentators, who have lost sight of
these implications for not having knowledge of or access to the
preceding context of Buddhism in the Yoga Sutra was written?
And
sometimes something awakening about the “sati” Buddhist can also be
found. We have another pearl of a Buddhist point of view, which can be
considered truly revealing: the use of the word “Dharana” in the text of
Patanjali.
This
is one area in which our contemporary knowledge of Buddhism can benefit
from insights. The term “Dharana”, which literally means short and “I
can hold, carry, keep (in mind)” is a good description of the task faced
in Buddhist contemplative practice, regardless of what tradition /
schoolconsidered.
In
meditation we also need to maintain our meditation object firmly in
focus in mind, without losing it. This central feature of the task
undertaken when trying to cultivate meditative concentration, relates as
an equivalent to the literal meaning of the Buddhist term “sati” (which
means reminder / recall) and what is general and now translated simply
as “mindfulness” - a translation that often aboard with questions.
And
the reason is as follows, in summary: To maintain the object of
meditation in mind you need to remember it. Remember here that means you
have to hold, keep in mind, your object of concentration. This is
exactly what makes the faculty of memory, usually being pushed away by
the impressions with new information by the six senses, which, if
penetrated, would result in more or less a wild spin.
If
you are able to sustain their concentration on one point however - or
even as much as you can keep it, one of the laws of functioning of the
mind that the Buddha rediscovered and explained in detail that this
rebate is “artificial” senses the support and focus on a particular
mental object equivalent to a minor sensory stimulus.
As
a result of mental calmness and happiness (piti) and happiness index
(sukha) will arise and show signs of the primeirs a stronger
concentration - these being two of the five factors of meditative
absorption (jhana), along with (i) directed thought (vitakka) (ii)
sustained (Vicara) and (iii) equanimity (Upekkha).
This
is also the reason why is quite logical that samma sati, mindfulness,
has to come before samma samadhi, full concentration in the Noble
Eightfold Path of Buddhism - or, as shown in this case in the Yoga
Sutta, “Dharana” would be the stage immediately prior to “Delivering the
Samadhi.”
In this case
the Yoga Sutra throws much light on the original meaning as understood
in the early centuries of Buddhist practice and can help us reach a more
precise understanding of what “samma sati, right mindfulness,
originally meant or pointed. (In Theravadin blog post is a rather plain
and that shows how sati yoniso manasikara are coming in practical terms,
check this link ).
On
the opposite side, or better, understanding it as a byproduct of the
practice of sati is no other term that would best be described as
“mindfulness.” The Pali term is sampajaññā - which literally means
“next-consideration”, eg, be well aware of when performing an action,
then a “clear understanding” of what it does - but this activity is a
result of sati, as having the mind fixed on an object leads to a refined
consciousness that arises when during the next and keep the mind of an
object, creating a clear understanding of the few sensory impressions
that may enter. According to this concept, mindfulness would be a result
of sati and not the practice of sati in itself!
But
again, both activities are happening almost simultaneously, even if not
in the same order and then the current use of the term translated can
be done - at the same time a fine distinction, however, has its
benefits. You can not keep an object from the standpoint of mind without
which would create or develop mindfulness in mind - but
(unfortunately!) you may be aware of all your actions that you work
without the right concentration - as when eat an ice cream, in seeking
the sensual pleasure, an example of improper care. This being the fact
that unfortunately idealize the interpretations of some Westerners who
want to say “Buddhist”.
There
is a difference between deliberately let himself be led by sense
impressions by focusing on their physical pleasures and enhancing /
supporting raga (desire) and nandi (joy) - and, from the perspective of
Gotama Buddha, put his feet on the ground using the mindful memory and
thus experiencing a more refined awareness of trying to get it off the
shaft so that it results in a greater mindfulness, in the culmination of
his experience flows into total equanimity in the face of both
pleasurable and painful sensations.
Thus,
then, we must understand as vipassanā is no way a synonym for
mindfulness (sati) but something that springs from the combination of
all these factors especially the last two, samma sati (mindfulness) and
samma samadhi (right concentration) applied to the relentless
observation of what appears to be in front of (yathabhuta).
You
could say, vipassanā is a name for the Buddhist practice of sati
associated samadhi directed to the view anicca / anatta / dukkha (ie,
generating the wisdom of the vision of these three features) in the
processes of the six senses, including any mental activity. Thus, one
will find the term vipassanā but the idea of sati in the Yoga Sutra,
Buddhist texts mention as the first term clearly having samādhi as just
the beginning of the journey to insight and access - for example
aniccanupassana .
Finish
here the parenthesis. Suffice to say that any particular reference to
the Buddhist philosophy citing anicca antta or point to the goal of
Nibbana, a philosophical proposition to which the system of Yoga
certainly does not refer.
In
essence the school of Yoga can be placed below the postures
eternalists. So, while it definitely does need to produce sati-samadhi,
definitely does not need to understand is samadhi anicca, dukkha and
anatta - that does not sound very compatible with the worldview of a
eternalistic. Before this, all spiritual approach arise due to the
attempt to interpret Samadhi Yoga Sutra as marriage or at least as close
as you can get from a “God”, a “Lord.” Something that sounds quite
natural in the end to a theist - such as an Evangelical Christian would
never interpret the reduction of its focus on mental object unique
sensual ecstasy and consequently a mere effect of a psychological
technique, but he would label it “the divine sign of God touching him.

It is for this reason that, according to the Buddha Dhamma, in fact in
most situations we are inclined to be led by the plots of our senses,
including the mental impressions / thoughts / feelings / perceptions -
and therefore tend to limit ourselves to go beyond such experiences also
distorted the merger would allow access to insight and liberation.
Returning
to the context of comparison with the Christian interpretation of this
ecstasy, in short what Patanjali is facing such a theistic
interpretation sounds like someone moving a large portion of vocabulary
and terminology for the New Testament, which gives this ring a Buddhist.
The
funny thing is that this is exactly how many of the contemporary New
Age books are written - an amalgam of the terms of Western Spirituality /
Christian trying to express a view east. So one can imagine that the
situation in India was similar to that when the Yoga Sutta was written
addressing the Buddhist philosophy of that era.
The
remaining Buddhist philosophy with his particular terminology
established by the Buddha himself would have become so pervasive in
religious thought, so to make seemingly trusted what was written on
meditation was a need to borrow or rely on several of these Buddhist
concepts predominant. This had largely been done or even conscious, as
most New Age authors present not even reflect the content of their texts
but about the message you want to spend.
Thus,
below is done in a way a translation - or rather a translation of a
transliteration given the proximity between languages - as was done with
the text of the Yoga Sutra in Sanskrit brought back to Pāli. Similar to
what has been done this Sutra ( Theravadin available on the blog, in
English on this link ), the exercise helps us see how the same text
would sound the Pāli language, opening then find parallels in ancient
Buddhist texts, the suttas.
However,
having said all that, pragmatism invoked by the text (which is what
makes it so valuable) also indicates much more than a simple textual
exploration. As you read this you can not discern the notion, especially
since the position of a meditator concentration of whoever has written
or inspired by this text, at some point personally experienced jhana and
samadhi and wanted to convey his experience making use a rich language
Buddhist meditation on the same interpretation being directed to an
audience Brahman / proto-Hindu India 200 BC.
Anyway,
check by itself - the pauses between sets of paragraphs labeled in bold
are the author / translator and some important technical terms
Buddhists were deployed, with additional comments made in italics:
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Patañjalino yogasuttaṃ (Part I of IV)
Introduction
atha yogānusāsanaṃ | | 1 | |
And now a statement about the European Union (Yoga)
[1] Read yourself to be the object of meditation, or an instruction (anusāsana) on the meditative practice (yoga).
yogo-citta-vatta nirodho | | 2 | |
The Union (Yogo) is the extinction of the movement of the mind
[2]
in this passage denotes vatta turbulence, swirl, activity - literally
wandering, circling, confused. In this context broadly means “meditation
is (…) a stop to the busy mind,” which is very active and its activity
suggests a walk in circles. Probably the most direct (and correct)
translation.
Tada ditthi (muni) svarūpe’avaṭṭhānaṃ | | 3 | |
(Only) then he who sees is allowed (to be) in (his) true nature.
[3]
In the Pāli language Drist the word does not exist, and it would be
something like subsitituída by Muni, which has the same meaning -
,except, of course, the fact that “he who sees” further points in
this,case the seeing process. Here was however used the term Pāli ditthi
so as to maintain the link with the term semantic ditthi. The alternate
translation is then: “So lets see who (or have the opportunity -
avaṭṭhāna) of being in their true and natural.”
Sarup-vatta itaritaraṃ | | 4 | |
(Otherwise) at other times we become (equal) to this activity (of mind).
♦ ♦ Challenges
vatta Panza kilesa akilesā ca ca | | 5 | |
Activities (Mental) are five, some non-contaminating other contaminants
pamanes-vipariyesa-vikappa-Nidda-sati | | 6 | |
i)
Experience (Evident-Measurement), ii) misperception (Illusion), iii)
Intentional Thinking / Willing, iv) Sleep / Numbness, v) Memory /
Mindfulness.
i) pamanes, experience or clear-measurement
Paccakkh’ānumān’āgamā honte pamāṇāni | | 7 | |
What one sees and looks directly (paccakha), taking as a reference - it’s called experience.
[7] Literally: “What comes through direct visualization and measurement is called the experience”
ii) Vipariyesa, misperception or illusion
Micca vipariyeso-Nanam atad-rūpa-patiṭṭhitaṃ | | 8 | |
Illusion is the wrong understanding, based on something (lit. “one way”) that is not really.
iii) Vikappa, Thought Intentional / Keen
Saddam-ñāṇānupattī vatthu-Sunna vikappo | | 9 | |
Intentional
Thinking / Willing is any way of understanding and unfounded assertion
(ie the internal speech, voltiva, partial and willful, based on mental
speculation).
[9]
Alternative translation: “Thinking is cognition without a sound object /
cause noise (vatthu).Think about it, thoughts are no more than sounds,
silent babble that passes through our being.
iv) Nidda, Sleep / Numbness
abhava-paccay’-ārammaṇā vatta Nidda | | 10 |
Mental activity in the absence of mental objects is called Sleep / Torpor.
v) Sati, the Memory / Mindfulness
Anubhuti-visayāsammosā sati | | 11 | |
Not to be confused (or not lose) the object (sensory) previously experienced is called Memory / Mindfulness.
Abhyasa-virāgehi Tesam nirodho | | 12 | |
The extinction of these [activities] comes from the practice of detachment / cessation of passions (turning)
[12]
We have here the words turn and nirodha in the same sentence! It can
not be more Buddhist canon than this! Interestingly, however, is the
current use and non-metaphysical terms of this stretch. They are applied
in a simple process of meditation, in particular the process of
concentration meditation. This can not go unnoticed and goes directly in
line with readings jhanic cultivation practices in Buddhism.
♦ The Training ♦
tatra-tiṭṭha yatano abhyasi | | 13 |
The
practice’s commitment to non-movement (ie, become mentally property (at
the same time it parmanece fluid - an excellent description for the
concentration!)
so-Kala-pana Dīgha nirantara-sakkār’āsevito dalhia-bhumi | | 14 | |
Mast this (practice) must be based firmly in a long and careful exercise [excellent point here!]
[14]
This goes in line with what the author wrote the medieval Pali
subcomentários the volume of the Digha Nikaya, where also we find the
combination of the terms and dalhia bhumi - “firmness” and
“establishment” - in the same sentence, denoting ” firm establishment
diṭṭhānusavika-visaya-vitaṇhāya Vasik-Sannes viraga | | 15 |
Detachment
is the mastery (VASI-kara) of perception, the dropping of the seat
(vitaṇhā) by the following (anu-savika, lit.’s Subsequent flow)
experience a prey to view.
parama-tam Puris akkhātā guṇa-vitaṇhaṃ | | 16 | |
This is the climax: the abandonment of the current headquarters of the senses, based on personal revelation / knowledge of self.
[16]
Here we turned a Brahman, is this approach that allows the soul to win
the seat / attachment, Tanh. And this short sentence has much to offer!
At that moment in history, Patanjali was so convinced of the Buddhist
goal of “opening up the attachment, the seat stop,” which boils down to
vitaṇhā term he uses. However, it does not give up without a soul which
its theistic philosophy simply collapses and nothing in the text would
make it distinguishable from a treatise on the Buddha Dhamma. Thus,
mounted on a meditative Buddhist terminology and guidelines in the
conversation he introduces the term “Puris, which can be read as” soul,
“saying that the more you get closer to its” intrinsic nature “(svarūpa)
and inner body “Puri, or soul, you become able to stop itself this
seat/ attachment. Interesting.
♦ Realization - Jhana / Dhyanas
The first jhana / Dhyāna
vitakka-vicar-Anand-Asmita rūp’ānugamā sampajaññatā | | 17 | |
This
is the alertness (sampajañña) from (the) (Kingdom of) form: a
self-directed thought-based consciousness, which remains (to this) and
inner happiness.
[17]
Here we describe an almost identical description of the first jhana
used time and again by the Buddha in Pali texts ( see this example ).
Indeed, we have a very beautiful description of the first jhana as a
form of sampajaññatā (fully aware of what is happening), after the plan
of the form (the theme of our meditation is a mental form) and a
combined happiness at the thought we are trying to grasp what itself
could be described as the pure experience of “I am” (Asmita - the term
is being used more loosely in place as would suttas).
However,
the announcement vitakka / vicara the first mention of meditative
absorption is a clear reference to the origin of Buddhist Yoga Sutra.
Interesting also is the connection that is being done now with
sampajaññatā: Think of everything we have said before about sati. If
sati is simply the seizure of an object (the paṭṭhāna of sati, so to
speak), so it’s interesting to see how sampajaññā this case, is
identified with the state of the first jhana. Could this mean that when
the Buddha mentions these two texts in Pali, which implicitly means
samatha-vipassana?
This
is not at all a strange idea, like many vipassana meditators, focusing
on objects will be much more subtle quickly show signs of the first
jhana. Could it be then that the term “sampajaññatā” was seen as the
first result of a concentrated mind?
In
any case, experience will teach you very quickly that when you try to
hold an object in your mind, your awareness of what happens at this time
will increase dramatically, simply due to the fact that his effort to
keep the object is under constant danger during the siege of sense.
saw-Paticca Abhyasa-anno-pubbo saṃkhāraseso | | 18 |
(This accomplishment) is based on detachment and previously applied for any subsequent activities.
bhava-Paticca videha-prakriti-layana | | 19 | |
(For example) Based on this existence and the characteristics of self
saddha-viriya-sati-samadhi-paññā-pubbaka itaresam | | 20 | |
This
flower gives himself (based on these qualities)of conviction (saddha),
energy (viriya), mindfulness (sati), concentration (samadhi) and wisdom
(paññā)
[20] The Buddha mentions these five factors when he was training arupa jhana under his previous two teachers.
He
also mentions how crucial factors when striving for enlightenment under
the Bodhi tree. Later, during his years of teaching, he gave the name
of “powers” (bullet) and explained that, if perfected, would lead to
enlightenment.
Tibba-saṃvegānām āsanno | | 21 | |
(For those) with a firm determination reached (this accomplishment, the first Dhyana / jhana).
♦ Advancing in jhana, tips and tricks. ♦
Mudu-majjhim’ādhi-mattatā tato’pi Visions | | 22 | |
There is also a differentiation between (achievement) lower, middle and high
Issar paṇidhānā-go | | 23 | |
Or based on devotion (devotion) to a Lord (a master of meditation).
kilesa-kamma-vipākāsayā aparāmissā Puris-visions’ Issar | | 24 | |
The Lord (the Master) that is no longer influenced by the outcome kammic impurities and past desires.
[24]
Besides the question whether the term “Issar” found here could be read
as merely referring to a master of meditation (which fits perfectly into
the discussion until verse 27, where it starts to not fit any more) is
ikely discussion, including on-line translation of the Yoga Sutra by
Geshe Michael Roach . The principle can be interpreted so as to skeptics
recalling the first sutta MN seemed more logical to assume Issar was
first used to designate “the Lord” (ie your God).
But
with a little more research found that the term Issar Theragatha us are
used to designate the “master”. Interesting is also the word in Pali
āsayih replaced simple wish / desire - “Asa.” But “almost” sounds like
“Asava” that would fit even better in the context of kamma and vipaka
Asava.But the idea is very specific (”that which flows within you,
taking it) and may or may not be what was meant in this passage.
tatra-niratisayaṃ sabbaññatā bījaṃ | | 25 | |
It is this that lies the seed of omniscience unmatched.
sa pubbesam api guru kālen’ānavacchedanā | | 26 | |
This Master from the beginning never abandoned him or abandon
[26] Literally, “not” drop “(an + evaluation + chedana), or abandon, even for a time (short) (Kalena)
tassa vācako Panavia | | 27 | |
His Word is the breath and the clamor of living
[27]
On the panavah term, which can be interpreted as “om” in Hindu
literature. It all depends if we read verses 24-27 as involving “Issar”
to mean “God” or simply refer to consider meditation master of
meditation you learn. If you do a search in the Tipitaka, you see that
when the Buddha used the term was to refer to teachers (see for example
Theragatha)
taj-tad-japp attha-bhavana | | 28 | |
Praying in unison with this, this is the goal of meditation
touch-pratyak cetanādhigamo’pi antarāyābhāvo ca | | 29 | |
So if the mind itself and carries it away all obstacles / hazards:
Vyadha-ṭṭhāna-samsaya-pamādālayāvirati-bhrānti-dassanā’laddhabhūmikatvā’navatthitatāni
Diseases,
skeptical questions, be moved to laziness of attachment, wrong view of
things, not meditative placements, or not yet firmly established in
these.
citta-vikkhepā te’ntarāyā | | 30 | |
These are the causes of mental distractions (they fall due).
dukkha-domanass’aṅgam ejayatv’assāsa-Passaseo vikkhepa-saha-Bhuvah | | 31 | |
The physical and mental pain arises in the body, the shaking of the inhale and exhale conjução occur with such distractions.
[31]
Here dukkha and Domanassam mentioned. They also appear in the
definition of the Buddha’s four jhana, but in a different direction. The
problem described here meditative seems out of place and looks as if
someone had to fit these words here. Also the inhale and exhale clearly
has an important role in that they cease to exist (nirodha) so
subjective to the practitioner in the fourth jhana. It is strange that
all this is on the list, but is presented in a very different
interpretation.
♦ ♦ The Objects of Meditation
tat-pratiṣedhārtham ekatattābhyāsaḥ | | 32 | |
In order to control these distractions, this is the practice of unification of mind:
metta-karuna-mudita Upekkha-sukha-dukkha-Visayan-puññāpuñña bhāvanātassa cittapasādanaṃ | | 33 | |
Thecheerful
calm the mind (citta-pasada) is achieved by meditation of loving
kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity in the face of pleasure, pain
as well as luck and misfortunes.
[33]
And here we go. The four brahmavihara, of course, famous for the way
Buddha encouraged monks to practice them to subdue the obstacles and
enter the five jhana. It is also interesting as the Tipitaka sometimes
aligns them with the progression in four jhana (which deserves to be
studied separately).
pracchardana-vidhāraṇābhyāṃ go prāṇasya | | 34 | |
Or the inhale and exhale, which is also an excellent exercise in meditation.
Visayavati go pa-vatta uppannā manaso thiti-nibandhinī | | 35
It helps to stop and control the increasing mental activity that occurs through the power of the senses.
[34
and 35] Wow, now includes Anapanasati to the list of meditation
techniques, the most favorite topics of Buddhist meditation, in addition
to brahmavihara, which “coincidentally” was mentioned in the previous
passage. Here he almost “cites” the benefit of Anapanasati of Pali
suttas, the Buddha gave in the Anapanasatisamyutta Mahavagga, where it
is clearly said that the greatest benefit of Anapanasati is the ability
to quiet the mind. Very interesting!
Visoko go jotimatī | | 36 | |
And the mind becomes free from sorrow and radiant.
vita-raga-visaya go citta | | 37 | |
Free from desire for sense objects
[36
and 37] These two passages seem more like a copy of what the Buddha
says in the suttas: “It is almost always remain in these states, O
monks, neither my body or my eyes get tired.” Although it immediately to
Explaining how the mind free from desires and radiant moves away from
the senses, as do the experienced meditators, this passage is important
because it shows that the author knew what he was talking in terms
pragmáticos.Não there is something more important to the induction of
samadhi (ie, jhana) that the resolution of the mind, the balance
againstthe attack of the senses to the mind.
svapna Nidda-go-jnānālambanaṃ | | 38 | |
Of dreaming and sleep,
yathābhimata dhyānād-go | | 39 | |
parama-anu-stop-mahattvānto’ssa vasīkāri | | 40 | |
kkhīṇa-vatta abhijātass’eva grahītṛ mani-Graham-grāhyeṣu stha-tat-tad-anjanatāsamāpatti | | 41 |
When
it happens in the destruction of mental activity or movement
[Khin-vatta], there is the appearance of a jewel, the emergence of
someone who carries such an object, the object and the carrying of such
an object in itself - and this immobility is what is called a
realization, or state of completion.
tatra-nana-saddattha vikappaiḥ saṃkiṇṇā savitakkā Samāpatti, | | 42 | |
There is the state of realization is “with thought” and marked by impurity of speech of conscious thought, the internal speech.
[42], in the Pali Canon parlance we would say “savitakka-jhana.”
sati-parisuddhaṃ svarūpa-suññevattha-matta-nibbhāsā nivitakkā | | 43 | |
(However)
there is a state of achievement without thinking (nirvitakka) with full
attention and clearer that it is the nature of emptiness without a
voice.
[43]
parisuddham sati is obviously the name the Buddha gave to the fourth
jhana. It seems that the author tries to show us the range of four
jhana, pointing to the criteria of the first, and then, in contrast to
the characteristics of the fourth jhana again using the terminology of
the Pali suttas.
etadeva savic Nirvicārā ca-sukkhuma visaya akkhātā | | 44 | |
Likewise, the state with and without research and consideration (vicara) is judged by subtlety of the object.
[44] Here we are somewhat hampered by the language, and tempted to ask: by whom discerned before the non-self (anatta)?
sukkhuma-visayattaṃ c’āliṅga-pary’avasānam | | 45 | |
It culminates in a subtle object with no features
tā eva sa-Bijo samādhi | | 46 |
But even this is a samadhi with seed / question.
Nirvicārā-visārad’ajjhatta-pasado | | 47 | |
Happiness
is attained with the inner conviction without regard to the
concentration already (vicara, which is paired with vitakka)
itaṃbharā paññā tatra | | 48 | |
In this way, the truth is filled with wisdom.
sut’ānumāna paññāyā-anna-visaya vises’atthatā | | 49 |
And this wisdom is of a different kind of knowledge acquired through learning.
taj-jo-saṃkhāro’ñña Samkhara-paṭibaddhī | | 50 | |
Such activity (meditative and induced) obstructs born (all) other activities.
tassāpi nirodha Sabba-nirodha nibbījo samādhi | | 51 | |
With the extinction of it all is also stopped - and this is the root-without-samadhi (samadhi-unborn)
[51]
This
last sentence sounds more like a reporter who, after being invited to a
very important meeting, is eager to share what he heard from relevant
sources.
Here
we are given a definition, in fact, the definition of the Buddha
“phalasamāpatti” - a state of jhana, which can only happen after someone
has had a realization that the particular insight nirvanic, giving
youaccess to that which is samadhi no “seeds” (nibbīja).
This
whole concept fits nicely into a row of theistic argument, and no
attempt is being made here in the final set of samadhi, to explain it.
Did
the Buddhists speak of this matter so that among the philosophical
circles “mainstream” of the time it was automatically understood as “the
highest you can get,” and the argument was so powerful that, despite
not fit in the school already thinking of the times (an ancient
Hinduism) was considered indisputable?
Hard
to say. This argument appears in the Sutta Ratanasutta Nipata.Vemos
this final state, without seeds, as something that would target when
trying to “Sanna-vedayita-nirodha” cessation of perception and feeling, a
realization of the Buddha described as possible Arahants Anagami for
that, after entering the eighth jhana sequentially finally leave
theactivity more subtle (the sankhara) back.
Patanjali Yoga viracite-iti-samadhi sutta paṭhamo-pated | | |
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The
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1
Sit
in a simple cross-legged position on the floor. If you don’t feel
comfortable in this position place a folded blanket under your buttocks.
Place your right hand on the rib cage and your left hand on your abdomen
Inhale
slowly through the nose feeling the breath filling the abdomen,
bringing it slowly into the rib cage, then the upper chest.
Exhaling
softly feeling the breath leave the abdomen first, then the ribs and
lastly the upper chest. Observe the space at the end of the exhale
2
Now
move hands so your forearms come to a comfortable position resting on
your knees and continue the breathing with a relaxed rhythm.
Continue with a flowing controlled breath in your own time.
Yoga
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And what is Yogic Breathing (Pranayama)
Pranayama
is loosely translated as prana (pra-aana) or breathe control. Breathing
affects our state of mind. It can make us excited or calm, tense or
relaxed. It can make our thinking confused or clear. In the ancient
yogic tradition, air is the primary source of life force, a
psycho-physio-spiritual force that permeates the universe. Yogic
breathing is used in yoga as a separate practice to help clear and
cleanse the body and mind. It oxygenates the lungs by getting rid of
enormous quantity of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases. It is also
used in preparation for asana, the practice of yogic postures and
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Instruction Table Breathing Basics
Sit in a simple cross-legged position on
the floor. If you don’t feel comfortable in this position place a folded
blanket under your buttocks.
Place your right hand on the rib cage and your left hand on your abdomen
Inhale slowly through the nose feeling the
breath filling the abdomen,bringing it slowly into the rib cage, then
the upper chest.
Exhaling softly feeling the breath leave
the abdomen first, then the ribs andlastly the upper chest. Observe the
space at the end of the exhale
Now move hands so your forearms come to a comfortable position
resting on your knees and continue the breathing with a relaxed rhythm.
Continue with a flowing controlled breath in your own time.
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Instruction Table
1
Hero Pose
The
purpose of this pose is to help give the entire body a very complete
stretch from the heels to the head. It improves strength and endurance
and helps to control your breathing in conjunction with the movements of
the body.
It
eases and stimulates the joints especially the knees, ankles and
shoulders. It reduces and alleviates backache and improves the
circulation of the entire body. toes & little toes pressing firmly
into the floor
2
Push
back with your hands & sit between your buttocks on the floor, make
sure you roll your calf muscles out wards so your not sitting on them.
3
Make sure the inner calves are touching the outer thighs and your ankles are outside your buttocks, arms resting at the sides.
4
Inhale as you slowly raise your arms to shoulder height, shoulders down.
5
Exhale lengthen out through the fingertips & turn your palms to the roof. Inhale stretch your arms overhead.
6
Interlock
the fingers. Slowly exhaling turn the palms towards the ceiling, and
with a powerful push lift up from the belly into your chest and
shoulders.
7
Exhale bring your hands down in a smooth continuance motion….
8
Now
bringing your arms interlocking behind your back with straight arms,
being careful not to roll the shoulders forward, squeezing the shoulder
blades together and opening the chest on the front of the body.
9
Inhale hands back to the side
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Exhale lengthen out through the fingertips & turn your palms to the roof. Inhale stretch your arms overhead.
Interlock
the fingers. Slowly exhaling turn the palmstowards the ceiling, and
with a powerful push lift up from the belly into your chest and
shoulders.
Exhale bring your hands down in a smooth continuance motion….
Now
bringing your arms interlocking behind your back with straight arms,
being careful not to roll the shoulders forward, squeezing the shoulder
blades together and opening the chest on the front of the body.
Inhale hands back to the side
Repeat 2-3 more times
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Kneeing Twist Pose
Regular
practice of the kneeling twist pose will aid in your ability to rotate
the spine and upper torso more effectively, while increasing the
flexibility and strength in your back
and abdominal muscles. It also massages, stimulates and rejuvenates the internal abdominal organs.
This pose is a good beginners pose and will get you ready for more advanced twists.
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Come in to a position on your hands and your
knees with your knees together and your feet slightly wider than hip width apart. Your big
Keep working your right knee back and contracting your buttocks muscles in and down.
Feel your abdomen plane and hips facing straight ahead, while lifting out of the waist.
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Come in to a position on your hands and your
knees with your knees together and your feet slightly wider than hip width apart. Your big
Keep working your right knee back and contracting your buttocks muscles in and down.
Feel your abdomen plane and hips facing straight ahead, while lifting out of the waist.
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Yoga Asanas - Warrior Pose Virabhadrasana Asana
The Warrior Pose
Virabhadra
The
Warrior pose is named after the mythic warrior-sage, Virabhadra. This
challenging pose strengthens the entire body while improving mental
capacity and self control.
It
builds, shapes and tones the entire lower body. It tones the abdominal
section and helps to prevent, reduce and eliminate back pain. The entire
upper body -front and back- is worked and doing this pose increases the
capacity of the respiratory system. To view in flash - click the image
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Instruction Table
1
Sit
on your heals with your knees together, the tops of the feet pressing
firmly into the ground. Your head, shoulders, and hips should be in one
straight line.
Arms relaxed by the side keep your base firm by contracting your buttocks.
2
Inhale,
extending the spine upwards, exhale twist around to the right, placing
your left hand on the outside of your right thigh, turning the head in
the direction of the twist, but keeping the head and shoulders relaxed.
Take a few breaths here, keeping the stomach soft and the eyes soft.
Repeat on the other side
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on your heals with your knees together, the tops of the feet pressing
firmly into the ground. Your head, shoulders, and hips should be in one
straight line.
Arms relaxed by the side keep your base firm by contracting your buttocks.
Inhale,
extending the spine upwards, exhale twist around to the right, placing
your left hand on the outside of your right thigh, turning the head in
the direction of the twist, but keeping the head and shoulders relaxed.
Take a few breaths here, keeping the stomach soft and the eyes soft.
Repeat on the other side
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The Tree Pose
This
pose harnesses the powers of mental concentration, while allowing you
to calm the mind. It develops balance and stability, and strengthens the
legs and feet, also increasing flexibility in the hips and knees.
The
tree pose is a balance pose incorporating three lines of energy,
emitting from the centre outwards. One line proceeds down the straight
leg, one line extends up the spine and out the fingertips, and the third
moves outward through the bent knee.
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1
Align yourself in mountain pose.
Continuing with your smooth
flowing breath
2
On
your next inhale; shift the bulk of your weight onto your left foot.
Exhale bend the right knee, and assisting with your hand, place the sole
of your right foot as high as possible into the left inner thigh, with
toes pointing down, steady yourself, and
breathe easy.
3
Next
raise your arms to shoulder level, be sure that they are in line with
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Lift your chest and look straight ahead. Keep completely focused on the pose.
4
Now
bring your palms together in prayer position. Keeping your eyes focused
on a point in front of you, will assist your balance.
5
Inhale as you raise your arms overhead keeping your palms together and stretching upwards through the fingertips.
Instruction Table
1
Stand in mountain pose continuing with your smooth flowing breath.
2
Jump
your feet sides ways and sweep your arms out to the side so your ankles
are below your wrists. Establish your foundation, by pulling your knees
and thighs up, tucking your tailbone under, pushing your feet firmly
into the floor.
Visualise
an imaginary line running vertically down the centre of your body,
dropping your shoulders. Squeeze your arms and legs away from the
centreline.
3
Keep
an awareness of this line as you turn your right foot out to 90 degrees
and turn your left foot in to 70 degrees. Ensure the heel of your front
foot aligns with arch of your back foot, hips facing forward.
If your body wants to turn off centre, counter-act it by pushing simultaneously in opposite directions from the centre line.
4
Inhale,
an as you exhale bend your right leg, pulling up with the outside and
inside of the thigh to form a right angle at the knee. Only go as low as
you can with out turning your hips off centre.
Ideally
you want your knee directly above your ankle with you leg coming
vertically out of the floor like pillar. Keep the power flowing through
the back leg into the floor.
5
Inhale lift the spine; exhale turn your head to look over your right arm. Take a few deep breaths through the nose.
Hold the pose and breathe smooth.
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The Prayer Pose
This
pose is simple, but very effective, and is a key movement to more
advanced poses. This pose will teach you how to push from under the
shoulders and out of the lats, the major muscle group of the back. A key
movement in a lot of yoga poses.
It
strengthens and aligns the upper body while releasing tension and
increasing the circulation to the shoulder joint, which is a ball and
socket joint. It also aids in strengthening the
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1
Moutain Pose 1
2
Moutain
Posture 2 Lift the kneecaps up by contracting the front thigh muscles,
but not locking the backs of the knees. Pull up with the back of the
thighs, and activate the hip and buttocks to level the pelvis.
3
Mountain
Poses Back Your hips should be directly over your knees, and your knees
over your ankles. This gives you a stable foundation and by positioning
the pelvis properly, keeps the spine healthy.
4
Now
extend the spine, by slowly inhaling, lifting up through the legs as
you lift the ribcage, opening the chest and dropping the shoulders down,
extending the neck, keeping the jaw and eyes soft.
5
Bring the shoulder blades into the back, to support the ribcage. Breathe slowly and softly.
Keep your head directly over your shoulders, and look at eye level at a point in front of you.
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1
Centre
yourself in mountain pose and take a few deep breaths here, breathing
down into the abdomen, continuing the breathing that you are now
familiar with.
2
Inhale, raise your arms to shoulder height and stretch them out in the opposite direction to each other
3
Now twist your arms from the shoulder and turning your palms upwards. Keep the body in a nice strong upright position
4
Bring
your arms out in front of you, pushing your elbows firmly together and
your fingers extending away from you, while focusing on pulling your
shoulder blades together..
5
Continue squeezing the elbows together as you bring your palms together
6
Now
bend at the elbow and take the forearms to vertical. Keep pressing
firmly with the palms and the elbows as you breathe the arms upwards.
With each exhale moving slightly higher. Shoulder opener Yoga Posture.
This movement will teach you how to push from under the shoulders and
out of the lats, the major muscle group of the back. A key movement in a
lot of yoga poses. This pose is simple, but very effective, and is a
key
movement to more advanced poses.
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under the shoulders and out of the lats, the major muscle group of the
back. A key movement in a lot of yoga poses. This pose is simple, but
very effective, and is a key movement to more advanced poses.
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Mountain Pose 1
2
Mountain Posture 2
Lift
the kneecaps up by contracting the front thigh muscles, but not locking
the backs of the knees. Pull up with the back of the thighs, and
activate the hip and buttocks to level the pelvis.
Mountain Poses Back
Your
hips should be directly over your knees, and your knees over your
ankles. This gives you a stable foundation and by positioning the pelvis
properly, keeps the spine healthy.
4
Now
extend the spine, by slowly inhaling, lifting up through the legs as
you lift the ribcage, opening the chest and dropping the shoulders down,
extending the neck, keeping the jaw and eyes soft.
5
Bring the shoulder blades into the back, to support the ribcage. Breathe slowly and softly.
Keep your head directly over your shoulders, and look at eye level at a point in front of you.
Instruction Table
Centre
yourself in mountain pose and take a few deep breaths here, breathing
down into the abdomen, continuing the breathing that you are now
familiar with.
2
Inhale, raise your arms to shoulder height and stretch them out in the opposite direction to each other
3
Now twist your arms from the shoulder and turning your palms upwards. Keep the body in a nice strong upright position
4
Bring
your arms out in front of you, pushing your elbows firmly together and
your fingers extending away from you, while focusing on pulling your
shoulder blades together..
5
Continue squeezing the elbows together as you bring your palms together
6
Now
bend at the elbow and take the forearms to vertical. Keep pressing
firmly with the palms and the elbows as you breathe the arms upwards.
With each exhale moving slightly higher.
Shoulder
opener Yoga Posture. This movement will teach you how to push from
under the shoulders and out of the lats, the major muscle group of the
back. A key movement in a lot of yoga poses. This pose is simple, but
very effective, and is a key movement to more advanced poses.
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Come
to a position lying on your back and stretch your arms out to the side
and place your palms and shoulders firmly on the floor.
Move
your shoulder blades under. Spread your toes apart. Feel the back and
shoulders moulding to the straight lines of the floor.
2
Bend your knees as far as they come towards the chest.
3
Inhale,
keeping your knees and ankles together, Exhale, rolling your knees to
the right. Focus on keeping your arms pressing out wards and your
shoulders pushing firmly into the ground. You may feel or hear your
spine lengthening as it extends into the correct alignment.
Knees & ankles together breathe, focus on creating length between the left lower rib and the hip,
4
Now turn your head to look over your left hand. Relax in to this pose, stomach soft, breathing soft and relaxed.
Reverse the pose back up and repeat to the other side
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The Downward Facing Dog
Adhomukha Svanasana
The
downward yoga pose is named as such as it resembles the shape of a Dog
stretching itself out. This pose helps to strengthen, stretch and reduce
stiffness in the legs while strengthening and shaping the upper body.
Dog pose Yoga Posture . One of the main yoga asanas. If you have time
for only one posture try this one.
Holding
this pose for a minute or longer will stimulate and restore energy
levels if you are tired. Regular practice of this pose rejuvenates the
entire body and gently stimulates your nervous system.
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1
Come
up onto your hands and knees with your knees hip width apart and the
hands shoulder width apart, your fingers wide pressing firmly into the
floor.
2
Inhale, arch your spine and look up as you turn your toes under.
3
As you exhale straighten your legs and pause here for a moment.
4
Now
push the floor away from you hands, positioning your body like an
inverted V, achieving a straight line from your hands to your shoulders
to the hips. Straight arms and straight legs.
As you inhale press downward into your hands and lift outward out of the shoulders.
Lift your head and torso back through the line of your body.
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1
Come
up onto your hands and knees with your knees hip width apart and the
hands shoulder width apart, your fingers wide pressing firmly into the
floor.
2
Inhale, arch your spine and look up as you turn your toes under.
3
As you exhale straighten your legs and pause here for a moment.
4
Now
push the floor away from you hands, positioning your body like an
inverted V, achieving a straight line from your hands to your shoulders
to the hips. Straight arms and
straight legs.
As you inhale press downward into your hands and lift outward out of the shoulders.
Lift your head and torso back through the line of your body.
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The Seated Forward Bend
Paschimottanasana
The
purpose of this pose is to give the entire back of your body a very
complete stretch from the heels to the head. It is excellent for posture
improvement and stimulates the internal organs as
well.
It
adds in improved mental concentration and endurance and helps to
control and calm the mind. It relieves compression while increasing the
elasticity of the spine, it also strengthens and stretches the
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1
Come to a sitting position with your legs together in front of you.
Move
the fleshy part of your buttocks from underneath you, so you are on the
top of your sitting bones, which are located at the very top of your
legs.
2
Roll the thighs inwards so that the kneecaps are facing directly upwards.
Activate the legs by pressing down into the floor, and out through the heels.
Spread your toes wide and pull them towards you.
Lengthen your lower back muscles down as you extend your spine up and out of the pelvis.
3
Now
take your strap around both feet. The strap`s purpose is to keep the
spine straight. This is very important. Be aware the head is an
extension of the spine, so keep it aligned accordingly.
Use the breath to create the optimum degree of intensity in the stretch.
4
On your next exhale; come down the belt further while
maintaining the extension on the front and back of the torso. Some of
you will be able to grab the sides of your feet. Breathe softly and
continuously. Don’t pull yourself forward by the strength of your upper
body.
Keep bending at the hips, maintaining a relaxed head and neck.
5
Go
a little further, relax your abdomen, and inhale, as you lengthen,
exhale, and come further forward, increasing the space in your
vertebrae.
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Yoga Shoulder rotation
The Shoulder Shrug
The shoulder rotation is another pose which can be practiced anywhere and at any time.
It
strengthens and aligns the shoulder region while releasing tension and
increasing the circulation to the shoulder joint, which is a ball and
socket joint. It also aids in strengthening the abdominal and lumber
region as you look to form a solid base. To view in flash - click the
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Instruction Table
1
Align yourself in mountain pose. Continuing with your smoot flowing breath
2
As you inhale, lift your shoulders to your ear lobes, keeping the head erect and soft.
3
As
you exhale, rotate the shoulders around by pushing up out of the chest
and squeezing the shoulder blades together, rotating them in a full
circle.
4
Back down into mountain pose
Repeat 3 more times
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Meditation
in motion Yoga Posture. Inhale as you lift your shoulders to your ear
lobes, keeping the head erect and soft. As you Exhale, rotate the
shoulders …
Instruction Table
1
Align yourself in mountain pose.
Continuing with your smooth
flowing breath
2
As you inhale, lift your shoulders to your ear lobes, keeping the head erect and soft.
3
As you exhale, rotate the shoulders around
by pushing up out of the chest and squeezing the shoulder blades together, rotating them
in a full circle.
4
Back down into mountain pose
Repeat 3 more times
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Downward Dog
Seated Forward Bend
The Lying Basic Twist
Doing this pose will rapidly increase strength and muscle tone in your midsection.
The
lying twist is another pose which is very simple yet extremely
effective. This pose is soothing to the spine and neck, and warms and
frees the lower back and hips and it also improves digestion and assists
in toxin elimination. To view in flash - click the image below
Instruction Table
1
Come
to a position lying on your back and stretch your arms out to the side
and place your palms and shoulders firmly on the floor.
Move
your shoulder blades under. Spread your toes apart. Feel the back and
shoulders moulding to the straight lines of the floor.
2
Bend your knees as far as they come towards the chest.
3
Inhale,
keeping your knees and ankles together, Exhale, rolling your knees to
the right. Focus on keeping your arms pressing out wards and your
shoulders pushing firmly into the ground. You may feel or hear your
spine lengthening as it extends into the correct alignment.
Knees & ankles together breathe, focus on creating length between the left lower rib and the hip,
4
Now turn your head to look over your left hand. Relax in to this pose, stomach soft, breathing soft and relaxed.
Reverse the pose back up and repeat to the other side
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The Downward Facing Dog
Adhomukha Svanasana
The
downward yoga pose is named as such as it resembles the shape of a Dog
stretching itself out. This pose helps to strengthen, stretch and reduce
stiffness in the legs while strengthening and shaping the upper body.
Dog pose Yoga Posture . One of the main yoga asanas. If you have time
for only one posture try this one.
Holding
this pose for a minute or longer will stimulate and restore energy
levels if you are tired. Regular practice of this pose rejuvenates the
entire body and gently stimulates your nervous system.

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Instruction Table
1
Come to a sitting position with your legs together in front of you.
Move
the fleshy part of your buttocks from underneath you, so you are on the
top of your sitting bones, which are located at the very top of your
legs.
2
Roll the thighs inwards so that the kneecaps are facing directly upwards.
Activate the legs by pressing down into the floor, and out through the heels.
Spread your toes wide and pull them towards you.
Lengthen your lower back muscles down as you extend your spine up and out of the pelvis.
3
Now take your strap around both feet. The strap`s purpose is to keep the spine straight. This is very important.
Be aware the head is an extension of the spine, so keep it aligned accordingly.
Use the breath to create the optimum degree of intensity in the stretch.
4
On
your next exhale; come down the belt further while maintaining the
extension on the front and back of the torso. Some of you will be able
to grab the sides of your feet. Breathe softly and continuously. Don’t
pull yourself forward by the strength of your upper body.
Keep bending at the hips, maintaining a relaxed head and neck.Keep bending at the hips, maintaining a relaxed head and neck.5
5
Go a little further, relax your abdomen, and inhale, a you lengthen, exhale, and come further forward, increasing the space in
your vertebrae.
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The Bridge Pose
The
Bridge Pose is a simple yet very effective pose to practice. It helps
to promote a healthy flexible spine while strengthening the legs and
buttock muscles.
It also helps to stretch and stimulate the abdominal muscles and organs.
It aids in easing and stimulating the mind and is a great way to reenergize if feeling tired.
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Instruction Table
1
Lie on your back with your legs bent, heels close to the buttocks,
Feet pressing firmly into the floor, hip width and parallel.
Your arms should be slightly out from your sides, the palms of your hands pressing firmly into the floor.
2
Inhale,
and with the exhale raise the hips up by pushing strongly into the
floor with your feet. Keep the buttocks firm, and press the shoulders
and arms into the floor. Only go to the height that you are
comfortable with.
Take a few nourishing breaths in this position, as you keep opening the chest and lengthening the torso.
3
Now bring your arms over your head to the floor behind you. Keep lifting your buttocks away from the floor, keeping them
contracted, which will protect the lower spine, and work softly with the breath, keeping the head and neck relaxed.
This pose stretches the whole front of the body, and brings mobility to
the spine. Breathing is improved from the opening of the ribcage and
chest area.
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The Locust
The Bridge
Extended Child’s Pose
The Locust Pose
Salabhasana
The locus yoga posture is
named as such as it resembles the shape of the insect known as the
Locust. This pose helps to strengthen, stretch and reduce stiffness in
the lower back while bringing flexibility to the upper back region.
When you first begin to practice this pose, your
legs may not move very far off the floor. Please continue and stay
positive as you will find your range will continue to improve the more
you practice. Learning to master this pose will hold you in good stead
for more advanced back bends.
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Instruction Table
1
Come to a position lying face down on the floor, with your arms along
side your body, palms and forehead down. Bring your knees and ankles
together. Squeeze the shoulder blades together and down. Push your palms
into the floor. Pull the abdominals inwards, contract the buttocks, and
press the hips and pubis firmly into the floor.
2
On your next exhale; raise the legs to a height that is comfortable but challenging.
Keep the buttocks activated, lock the knees, keep the ankles together.
3
Extend the front of your body as you pull the shoulder blades
together, raising the head, the arms, and upper torso away from the
floor, looking straight ahead, opening the front of the chest and
pushing down the lines of the arms.
Keep the legs working strongly.
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1
Come to a position lying face down on the floor, with
your arms along side your body, palms and forehead down. Bring your
knees and ankles together. Squeeze the shoulder blades together and
down. Push your palms into the floor. Pull the abdominals inwards,
contract the buttocks, and press the hips and pubis firmly into the
floor.
2
On your next exhale; raise the legs to a height that is comfortable but challenging.
Keep the buttocks activated, lock the knees, keep the ankles together.
3
Extend the front of your body as you pull
the shoulder blades together, raising the head, the arms, and upper
torso away from the floor, looking straight ahead, opening the front of
the chest and pushing down the lines of the arms.
Keep the legs working strongly.
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The Bridge Pose is
a simple yet very effective pose to practice. It helps to promote a
healthy flexible spine while strengthening the legs and buttock muscles.
It also helps to stretch and stimulate the abdominal muscles and
organs.
It aids in easing and stimulating the mind and is a great way to reenergize if feeling tired.
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Instruction Table
Lie on your back with your legs bent, heels close to the buttocks, Feet pressing firmly into the floor, hip width and parallel.
Your arms should be slightly out from your sides, the palms of your hands pressing firmly into the floor.
2
Inhale, and with the exhale raise the hips up by pushing strongly
into the floor with your feet. Keep the buttocks firm, and press the
shoulders and arms into the floor. Only go to the height that you are
comfortable with.
Take a few nourishing breaths in this position, as you keep opening the chest and lengthening the torso.
3
Now bring your arms over your head to the floor behind you. Keep lifting your buttocks away from the floor, keeping them
contracted, which will protect the lower spine, and work softly with the breath, keeping the head and neck relaxed.
This pose stretches the whole front of the body, and
brings mobility to the spine. Breathing is improved from the opening of
the ribcage and chest area.
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The Extended Child’s Pose / Garbhasana
The Childs Yoga pose when
practiced regularly is very beneficial to your entire mind and body. It
helps to release the pressure on the spine while providing an entire
stretch through the upper body to the fingertips. It also aids in
strengthening and stretching the insides of the legs while massaging the
internal organs.
Breathing will becomes more efficient and your mind
will become clear. It also aids in improved mental processes and helps
to rejuvenate and energize the entire being.
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1
Stand in mountain pose, in the centre of your mat, with your hands in prayer position. Jump your feet wide apart.
Keep the outside of your feet running parallel while lifting your
arches, pulling up with the thighs and the tail bone tucked under.
2
Place your hands on your hips and feel the extension up out of the waist.
3
Inhale, As you exhale bend at the hips extend forward, continue lifting
out of the hips keeping your legs strong and your base nice and firm,
looking forward to begin with. Keep the extension on the stomach, which
will help keep your back flat protecting it.
Take a few breaths here.
4
Now take your hands to the floor extending from the lower abdomen to
the breastbone and through the spine. Some of you maybe on the finger
tips.
If you can’t keep your spine straight put your hands on
your knees and keep slowly working down your legs, working with your
body, not against it. Lift your sitting bones to the ceiling.
5
Draw your shoulders down your back so you can extend the neck with ease.
Remember to keep the arches high.
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Instruction Table
1
Stand in mountain pose, in the centre of your mat, with your hands in prayer position. Jump your feet wide apart.
Keep the outside of your feet running parallel while lifting your
arches, pulling up with the thighs and the tail bone tucked under.
Stand in mountain pose, in the centre of your mat, with your hands in prayer position. Jump your feet wide apart.
Keep the outside of your feet running parallel while lifting your
arches, pulling up with the thighs and the tail bone tucked under.
2
Place your hands on your hips and feel the extension up out of the waist.
3
Inhale, As you exhale bend at the hips extend
forward, continue lifting out of the hips keeping your legs strong and
your base nice and firm, looking forward to begin with. Keep the
extension on the stomach, which will help keep your back flat protecting
it.
Take a few breaths here.
4
Now take your hands to the floor extending from the lower abdomen to
the breastbone and through the spine. Some of you maybe on the finger
tips.
If you can’t keep your spine straight put your hands on your knees
and keep slowly working down your legs, working with your body, not
against it. Lift your sitting bones to the ceiling.
5
Draw your shoulders down your back so you can extend the neck with ease.
Remember to keep the arches high.
Bring your big toes together and your knees wide apart, inhale as you lift your spine and extend your stomach.
2
Exhale bend forward from the hips as you walk you hands
out as far in front of you as possible, extending from the hips to the
fingertips.
4
Breathing into the abdomen as you extend it
forward in to the breastbone, creating length through the upper body.
Exhale from deep in the abdomen relaxing in the spine and continue the slow controlled breathing.
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Standing Forward Bend
The Boat (beginners)
The Standing Forward Bend
This pose aids in digestion and is restorative. It frees the rib cage allowing for improved breathing. It aids in mental
concentration and helps to revive mental and pysichal exhaustion. The
heartbeat is slowed and the lower back is strengthened and pressure is
removed from the lumbar region.
It increases flexibility while strengthening and developing the
hamstrings. It also helps to strengthen the feet and ankles while
realigning the entire body.
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Instruction Table
1
Find yourself on your sitting bones, lifting out of the hips.
Extend your spine upwards, and press the soles of your feet into the floor, with the knees and ankles together.
2
Using your fingertips on the floor for balance, extend your abdomen as you lean back slightly.
3
Bring your lower legs up, parallel to the floor.
Breathe softly, in and out through the nose, while opening the chest and squeezing the shoulder blades together.
Focus on a point at eye level in front of you. You may find this pose challenging to begin with
4
Now bring your arms up beside your knees, parallel to the floor,
opening the chest. Keep your focus on that point in front of you. This
will help your stability. Continue with the controlled breathing.
Feel the stimulation of the entire abdominal region, as you hold this pose for a few more breaths.
Advanced Variation of The Boat
Now bring your legs up to straight. Continue to keep your focus on that point in front of you.
Continue with the controlled breathing.
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Find yourself on your sitting bones, lifting out of the hips.
Extend your spine upwards, and press the soles of your feet into the floor, with the knees and ankles together.
2
Using your fingertips on the floor for balance, extend your abdomen as you lean back slightly.
3
Bring your lower legs up, parallel to the floor.
Breathe softly, in and out through the nose, while opening the chest and squeezing the shoulder blades together.
Focus on a point at eye level in front of you. You may find this pose challenging to begin with
4
Now bring your arms up beside your knees, parallel to the floor,
opening the chest. Keep your focus on that point in front of you. This
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