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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is meant by bhaya(fear) yogi?

What is meant by bhaya yogi? And is the term bhaya yogi anywhere mentioned in scriptures?