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Is there any prerequisite for practicing Pranayama?

Yes , The practice and perfection of Asana is a prerequisite for pranayama. The Yogic scriptures tells us that that we should practice pranayama after fully acquiring technique of Yoga Asanas i.e....
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What is Vajroli Mudra?

Vajroli mudra is quite an intricate Yogic practice,It involves sexual intercourse too. So,I don't really understand why you want to know about it from online resources.Or are you looking for some ...
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Asana a prerequisite of pranayamam

Yes, Āsana (posture) is prerequisite but mastering any one of them would also work 1. Why is it essential? (Explained by Swami Vivekananda in a layman's term on his commentary on Patanjali's Yoga ...
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What is the difference between yoga and yogasana?

You would have seen people performing these kind of postures- In simple terms, this is Asana; more precisely Yogasana, since asana is part of Yoga (both asana and yogasana mean the same) Pathanjali'...
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Significance of Hanuman's sitting posture?

This indicates the Brahmacharya of Hanuman ji. In Hinduism,the left side/ left lap of a male married deity/a father deity is reserved for his spouse(ardhangini) Two instances where this concept is ...
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Scriptures other than the Hata Yoga Pradipika containing asanas

Gheranda Samhita is another text which describes Asanas and Mudras in details. Along with Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Shiva Samhita, it is one the 3 classic treatises on Yoga. The performance of ...
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What is the significance of the Asana for doing Japa or Sadhana?

The tag you added is for Yoga-Asana. But your question seems to be about seats. I am answering for both. Seats: Manufactured seats, like those made of wool, Kusha etc, are needed. Seats made ...
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Difference between meditating in padmasana Vs shavasana?

It is not recommended that you meditate while lying down. One has to sit at least in an upright position. Quoting from the book "Meditation and its Practice" by Swami Rama. Suggestions for Making ...
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Why it is important to squat while performing achamana?

As per the Samvarta Smriti, Achamana , if done while sitting on a seat or while sitting on one's thighs,the act does not purify the performer. That is possibly the reason why squatting is considered ...
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Panchamundi and Navamundi asanas

Firstly, I hope anyone here doesn't attaches wrong notions with skull and defame Shaktas and the upasanas. Because, to western community skull or bones are deemed as impure or something horrific & ...
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Significance of Hanuman's sitting posture?

This posture of Hanumāna is known as Vīrāsana (वीरासन), or a variation of Vīrāsana thereof. For starters, I searched through the book - 'Elements of Hindu Iconography' by T.A. Gopinath, to find any ...
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What is asana siddhi and its importance based on vedic srutis or smritis

Asana Siddhi in other words Mastery or achieving perfection in initial posture or sitting position before starting of meditation. Now there are many Asanas like lotus posture , Sukha posture in yoga ...
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Scriptures other than the Hata Yoga Pradipika containing asanas

Yes apart from Hatha Yoga Pradipika a text called The Yoga Yajnavalkya is describing these asanas. Yoga Yajnavalkya is a dialog between well known Rishi Yajnavalkya and Gargi a Brahmavadini. ...
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What is navamundi asana and its significance?

Navamundi Asana includes 9 skulls of different animals or instead 9 human skulls are too accepted as Navamundiasana. In the Navamūṇdī āsana, Paramaśiva is the āsana; he is not in the form of a corpse, ...
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