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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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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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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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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 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 greatest mantra? [duplicate]

In the Hindu culture Mantras are one of the greatest tools to take you "there". The Sanjevani mantra is revered by Yogis and Gurus and is a part of Paramahansa what is its name ?
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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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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 question ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...