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Yoga (Sanskrit: योग) are the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind.

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What is (the definition of)Yoga?

To say that Yoga is simply the name given to the practice of certain asanas,for the body’s well being is narrow and incomplete. From what I infer,the word Yoga means union,literally. Then ,Patanjali’s ...
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Are there any scriptural references for the claim that a person leaves if he stays continuously in Mahasamadhi for 21 days?

Here Swami Vivekananda quotes Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Disciple: On the attainment of the absolute and transcendent Nirvikalpa Samadhi can none return to the world of duality through the consciousness ...
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Is Ajanu (At / Below the Knees) Arms From Birth or can they be developed over time

We all know that the human body is temporary and changes over time (infant --> child --> adolescence --> adult ---> old ---> cadaver). We also know that practicing spirituality can ...
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List the steps to perform astral projection

Astral projection is quite an interesting topic.Would someone please list down how it is done?What are its prerequisites? Is it another name for “travel of the subtle body”?
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What exactly reaches the chidakasam?

An yogi with proper practice can reach chidakasam, which is generally treated as Samadi state. The chidakasam (space of intelligence) is beyond chittakasam (space of mind) and stulakasam (space of ...
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Is it possible to attain moksha with Dhyana yoga?

Is it possible in this century to attain salvation through Dhyana Yoga.(One of the 4 yogas to attain savation as per Gita) Could you give name of some dhyana yogis who achieved salvation in this or ...
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Is there any mantra that cures insomnia?

I know that this is off topic,but YouTube comment sections are filled with the remarks of people about how they felt better/were transformed when they listened to the mantra in that video. Is there ...
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Who is Yogeshwara? Is it Lord Krishna or Lord Shiva?

I have heard that Lord Shiva is the source of Yoga, the one who taught it to Mother Parvati, and then later on to others, and hence is called Adiyogi. But Wikipedia says that Lord Krishna is ...
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Sense organ suppression as a sadhna

Podcast with Sarvesh Shashi 5:28-6:00 He mentions Not touching , Staying silent, Vipasana,etc. Can someone elaborate on what sadhanas is Sarvesh referencing to? Please also give scripture reference. ...
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Was Sage Patanjali the chief priest of king Pushyamitra Sunga?

I heard that he was. I also read somewhere (which I can't remember) that this information is mentioned in the Yoga Sutra itself. But I could not find it. It is also mentioned in this post in Hinduism ...
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How many types of Yogic practices are there? [duplicate]

I have heard about few types of Yogic practices. For example, Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga etc. Exactly how many types of Yogic practices are mentioned in our scriptures? Please give references from ...
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How does meditation work on human personality?

I thought meditation does not only work on mind and soul, but it is more than that.
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Is Kundalini awakening possible with a crooked or damaged spinal cord?

I heard from many people in yoga domain that spinal cord is important for an yogi. And it is extremely important for a Kundalini practitioner to keep her spinal cord in proper and erected position. ...
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Is Brahm Gyan and Moksha same?

Brahm gyan, atma gyan and moksha are same? When do we get brahm gyan? Or does moksha means permanent staying in nirvikalpa avastha?
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What is the exact purpose of Yog Nidra?

I would like to understand the exact purpose of Yog Nidra? Plus where is it stated in our scriptures? Are there any specific techniques stated in the scriptures for it?
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Is the capability of knowing past lives an unavoidable step in getting moksha?

A person in moksha state or higher yogic states is able to know about her past lives according to scriptures. My doubt is that is it a mandated step in getting moksha? I mean, is it true that a person ...
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Which substance in a female body is converted to Ojas?

For males, it's told that it's the semen ( vírya ), that when preserved via Brahmacharya gets converted to Ojas, travelling upto ajña chakra, by the process called Urdhareta. So, as per the relevant ...
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Acceptability of Kundalini Shakti and Chakras across Hinduism?

How well is the concept of Kundalini Shakti, the body Chakras, the nāḍīs and subsequently their role in the attainment of Mokṣa (in its various types and levels of hierarchies across different ...
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Instances of mutual parakaya pravesa

Parakaya pravesa is a well known in sanathan dharma in which a jiva can enter in to another person body. So, it may also be possible that two persons can swap their Jivas. But, are there any such ...
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Why only humans become ghosts but never any other organism?

Why only humans become ghosts/returning spirit, while there are uncountable organisms dying but never turn ghost. Is it because of the subconscious mind and it's strong memories to achieve something ...
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How to co-relate Atman with Kundalini?

Vedanta philosophy states that samâdhi is obtained by realising one's identity with the soul(âtman) separate from the body & mind. Tantra philosophy, though not denying the existence of âtman ...
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What are the reference from the vedas about Yuga, Manvantara and Kalpa? [duplicate]

There are 4 yugas and 1 yuga cycle is 43,200,000 years. Satya Yuga equals 1,728,000 Human years Treta Yuga equals 1,296,000 Human years Dvapara Yuga equals 864,000 Human years Kali Yuga equals 432,000 ...
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Differences in Yogic Virtues

What are the main differences between these yogic virtues: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana, Samadhi.
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Can the existence of God be understood through yoga?

Are the metaphysical truths of Hinduism achievable through the different techniques of Yoga (like breath meditation) without any preconceived notions or are we to rationally believe in them first and ...
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what is the difference between Bhakti yoga and karma yoga?

what is the difference between Bhakti yoga and Karma yoga? I know that both paths are almost the same, I mean both motives are the way to salvation I want to know what is the major difference between ...
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Mantras, Initiation and Practice

In the book that I read recently (Mantram Handbook by Eknath Easwaran), he advises that one should repeat the mantram silently, whenever the mind is free, in day to day instances also, like waiting in ...
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Is it possible to live like in Krita Yuga [Satya Yuga] for an individual, despite being in Kali Yuga?

Being inspired by this very extensive answer: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/9205/22667 to a question about Yugas, I would like to know if, applying all the human efforts and energies to sadhana ...
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What is Vayu Siddhi and how to attain it? Are siddhis necessary for Moksha achievement?

Reading the Samhita of Shiva and some other recommendations of the Swami Sivananda Saraswaati, I came across the term vayu siddhi. The English translation roughly explains what it is but I wish to ...
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Non-decaying property of Yogi body after death

It is well-known that the body of Paramahamsa Yogananda, after his death, did not decay like any other dead body. And we can read it from here. Are there any other instances from either history or ...
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Is there any yoga which helps in levitation and disappearing?

Is there any yoga that helps in levitation and disappearing? Heard enough stories about this that Baba Yogis do it in Himalayas but without any proofs. What type of Yogis are they? Are they referred ...
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Is exhibiting siddhis a sin?

There are many yoga siddhis in scriptures: Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Isitva, Vasitva. I wonder why no yogi exhibit them. I heard several reasons. But I don't know whether there ...
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evidence siloka that four YOGAs for self realization

Namaste (^o^),I need an evidence siloka that four YOGAs such as Bhakti,Karma,Gyana and Astanga are 4 principle margas for self realization.Thank you.
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Rishis, Sadhus performing meditation, penance poses

As we watch the Holy epic Mahabharata, we see Sadhus, Rishis and even the asuras performing meditation and penance (Tapasya) poses for years as a example standing on one leg with two hands folded (...
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Does all yogas include chakras and kundalini awakening?

Does all the yogic traditions like bhakti yoga, kriya yoga, karma yoga...etc involve the concepts of chakras, kundalini and siddhis based on the scriptures?
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Can one use right leg for siddhasana

Hatha yoga pradipika contains posture details of Siddhasana as follows Press firmly the heel of the left foot against the perineum, and the right heel above the male organ. With the chin pressing on ...
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How are Siddhis related to Chakras?

How are (ashta) Siddhis related with Chakras and kundalini? What are the powers one can gain by mastering chakras and kundalini ? Is there any scriptural basis for these?
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Does yoga support raw food over cooked food?

According to yoga scriptures, is intake of raw food recommended over cooked food?
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Focusing on breath with eyes gazed upwards: which meditation technique is this?

I have read many meditation techniques. But somehow, when it comes to practice, I tend to mix some of the things. I don't know whether the practice I do is correct or not, so need guidance on it. This ...
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jñāna-yoga and dhyāna-yoga

Namaskar to all saintly ladies and gentlemen I'd like to know about jñāna-yoga. Do jñāna-yogīs meditate? If they practice dhyāna-yoga, what do they meditate upon? Is there any siloka how and what ...
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How can one know whether the state I am going into or I was in, was a deep sleep or meditation while doing Dhyana?

The most common posture adopted for doing meditation is sitting holding chest, neck and head tight in a straight line. As suggested by Swami Vivekananda in Raja Yoga: But the main part of the ...
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Who was the Yoga Guru of Swami Vivekananda?

I know that Swami Vivekananda's Mantra Guru was Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. But this is about his Yoga Guru (if he had any). In Hinduism the importance Guru is paramount. Swami Vivekananda himself ...
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Practices for Focus, Concentration, Memory?

Any Mantra, Yantra, Yoga for Focus, Concentration, Memory... Which concept should I look into, If I want to know more about, Focus, Concentration and Memory in Hinduism
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Does anyone have a Bhela Samhita Sankrit to english/hindi translation online?

I have tried to find it , but only came cross books which are costly to buy on amazon. Does someone has english version available online
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Is Yudhistira a Yogi?

Pandavas, along with Draupadi, at the end of the Mahabharata, traveled through Himalayas. It should be remembered that they travelled through Yoga. Consider the following excerpt Vaishampayana said: &...
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Is there any method to reduce belly fat and flatten your stomach? [closed]

Is there any shortest and easiest way to reduce weight. Please suggest to me. Thanks in Advanced.
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Is there any interdependence between asanas and pranayamas?

Asana is a prerequisite for Pranayama. There are several types of Pranayama and Asana. Is the effect same in the following two cases Doing any type Pranayama with any Asana Doing a particular type ...
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Is there a mantra to destroy negative energies before taking food or drink?

Is there a mantra to destroy or neutralise influence of negative energies(ie:germs, microbes, bacteria, krimi, ghosts etc in food/drink) before taking food or drink to mouth? Does chanting gayatri ...
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What is yoga samadhi?

What does yoga samadhi mean? Are there still any people who are capable of doing yoga samadhi? Does yoga samadhi mean that a person can go into samadhi on a pre-chosen date? How much time does it ...
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Fear and negative thoughts [closed]

I do everything: pooja and Pranayam, but still I always get negative thoughts. It always seems that only bad things will happen with me. I do read sunder kand daily. Please advise. why it is like ...
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Origin for six ways to make chitta pleasant

Consider the following six ways to achieve pleasant Chitta quickly Ekantha vaso (Being alone) Laghu bojanadi (Taking enough food) Mounam (Maintaining silence) Nirasa (Lessening desires) ...

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