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A yogi is a practitioner of yoga. The term "yogi" is used broadly to refer to sannyasi or practitioners of meditation in a number of Indian religions.

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Do Hindu Texts Say Wild Animals Come Close To Yogis

I recall Vivekanand saying wild animals that are ferocious will become calm around yogi types. Do Hindu texts say clearly that wild animals will come close to yogis, be unafraid of them ? I mean wild ...
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Siddhi Of Assuming Any Form You Wish

Seeking some factual info re supernatural abilities. So guys so while trying to awkwardly write an answer on here yesterday I referenced Hindu text Uddhav Gita. In particular the Krishn dialogue in ...
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Questions Re Yogi Making New Body

Am wondering, when a yogi makes a new body, where is his soul located, is it in the new body he made, or in his old body ? Or is it in both at the same time. Cause making a new body is different from ...
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How to get body of vajra like Duryodhan?

How to get body of vajra like Duryodhan?Is there a way, by tapas or yoga?I know yogis who can go on cold mountains without much clothing.
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When so many people have asked for boon why didnt they asked to eliminate crime and injustice from the world?

When so many people have asked for boon why didnt they asked to eliminate crime and injustice from the world?Why dont they ask for it now?
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What are the high pranic foods according to Yogic culture?

In the following video Sadhguru says Ash Gourd known as Kooshmanda. He says that is a high pranic food. That is why it is also used in sacrifices where they break it by throwing it to ground. https://...
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Are there any other incidents/writings that explicitly support the existence of 'crores' of divine beings?

Many experts in Sanathan dharma may hold different opinions on the existence of thirty-three crore of gods/goddesses. Our site has also questions related to it 1,2. Although this question is not ...
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what fasting for good health days/events are happening every month?

There a specific days we all know about like Ekadashi and I think Purnima, that happens every month, so im looking for fasting (for good health) days that happens every month like ekadashi, is there ...
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What days should we be fasting?

What days in the month is best for the body to fast for good health? I only know about Ekadashi and I think Purnima. Is there more specific days?
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Why do yogis prefer bathing with cold water?

I have been reading in many autobiographies and biographies about the preference of cold water for bathing even during harsh winters. So my question is: for the person on the path of spirituality does ...
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Do full time or experienced and highly consistent yogis also fall ill?

We normal mundane people generally fall ill at least once in a year with fever, cough or other regular illness. Maybe such light illnesses used to be part of the body cycle to regain immunity that I ...
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Is a Yogi free from the fruits of his actions(good or bad)?If so,why?

I want to know whether a yogi/self realized person is free from his actions? Is this mentioned in the Gita? Does this mean that he can do whatever he wants and not be accountable?
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What is the purpose of Yogi and Aghoris life?

Heard that they are supreme saints who are meditating to save the earth. But border clashes always persist. Covid could not be controlled nor avoided to enter India. 12 years of Kumba mela has lead ...
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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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Decreased sleep time for Yogis

We generally hear that yogis need less time for sleep compared to others. Are there any scriptural statements that validate this statement?
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Why can't a yogi visit mosque?

Yesterday, CM of Uttar Pradesh, India said that as a 'Yogi' he will not goto mosque foundation laying program. https://www.opindia.com/2020/08/yogi-adityanath-up-cm-ayodhya-mosque-ground-breaking-...
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Significance of a SADGURU, in the confusing age of Kali [duplicate]

In times today people are living into full of temporary information overriden constantly, without much time devoted to learning about self. Is there any way one can devote himself to a SADGURU ...
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Importance of penance in life

I have been once informed by my GURUDEV that everything one gains in life is because of some or the other penance performed earlier,i.e., we have enjoyments at the cost of losing something or being ...
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Yogic/Tantra practice providing ability to control body temperature

Tony Buzan in his book Make the Most of Your Mind relates the story of an Indian Yogi, Swami Rama, who in a lab experiment was able to willfully change the temperature of a spot on his right hand. ...
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What is meant by bhaya(fear) yogi?

What is meant by bhaya yogi? And is the term bhaya yogi anywhere mentioned in scriptures?
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Ability to give 'Shraap' (curse) is a type of Siddhi or what?

The answer to this question describes the various siddhis that are achieved when one attains turiya but my question is whether the ability to give shraap (curse, श्राप) is also a type of Siddhi ...
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Is this verse supported or contradicted by any other scripture?

In chapter 8 of Sri Shiva Rahsya, Lord Shiva says- Having been put to sleep at the moment of creation, man begins his worldly life in the form of an inanimate thing made of space, air, fire, ...
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Difference between meditating in padmasana Vs shavasana?

I understand after going through few posts here that even though shavasana is not a preferred posture for meditation as the person may fall off to sleep, hence padmasana/siddhasana is the best asana. ...
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How does giving up food and water help yogis?

I would like to understand the fundamental reason behind giving up food and water by some yogis: What exactly happens to the physical body, mental body or energy body by such actions? If that has a ...
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What exactly do we mean by the term 'deep meditation'?

When we say that a person is in deep meditation then what exactly do we mean: Is the person still aware of what is going around him, like he can hear the various sounds be it anything? He is not ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

For spiritual progress I want to know the role of food intake. Which type of food is suggested in scriptures for one who want to approach the path of Yoga? In other words, do Shastras recommend or ...
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What is the life story and miracles associated with Sri ShyAmAcharan lAhiri (mahAshaya)?

Sri lahiri mahashaya was a well known yogi who lived in Varanasi. He was a householder yogi. His contribution was immense in propagating yoga. What is his life story? What are the books written by ...
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Was the Avadhut and Yogi Lord Dattatreya married & did he have a son?

As mentioned in the answer to this question according to the Mahabharat, Lord Dattatreya, the son of Rishi Atri, had a son called Nimi. I have never come across any mention of Datta guru as a ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

"In Ancient India Yogis used to float in the Air" I am not sure about this statement but I heard people who have more concentration (possibly through Yoga) floated wherever they wanted. My ...
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Are yetis for real? Do Himalayan yetis preserve bodies of sadhus who attain samadhi? [closed]

Most of us heard about yetis. I think they are real. But if they're real: Why don't they appear to others? What exactly is their purpose? We don't know but there are proofs captured time and again ...
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Who is YOGI (Sanyasi) in hinduism? [duplicate]

A Yogi is completely detached from all life attachments and material world. And my questions is- up-to my knowledge there is a bachelor (unmarried) person can't be fulfilled as yogi. In Hinduism I ...
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Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

I have seen many Sannyasis (especially Swaminarayan) that don't look at women unless it's by accident. What is the cause behind this aversive behavior?
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Who are the Visaraga Yogis condemned by the Vaikhanasas?

As I discuss in this answer, one of the early movements that was important to the development of Vaishnavism was the ancient Pancharatra movement, whose sacred texts consisted of detailed procedures ...
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Nature of Aghora-Panth Yogis

The late Mohanlal Agrawal had written two volumes entitled, "Aghor Nagara Vage". In these two volumes, he recounts his extraordinary and surreal encounters with the authentic yogis and sages of ...
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Who is the supreme god according to Nath sampraday?

I want to know who is the supreme god according to Nath Sampraday ? And what are the main scriptures of Nath Sampraday ?
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Lord Shiva as Adi Yogi taught Yoga to seven sages and in turn these seven sages spread across the world. Is this theory a new look to our mythology?

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is well known for his Isha Foundation and his yogic practices. He came up with a theory, a seemingly new one regarding Lord Shiva and the origin of yoga in India. According to ...