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Power of hatha yoga?

Considering that gym nowadays provide an excellent way to build our physical strength , but how effective it is when compared to hatha yoga? Can we gain as much strength doing hatha yoga , as we get ...
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Bandha/Mudra that stimulates pleasure centre

What are the specific mudras/bandhas in Hatha Yoga that stimulate/ enhance the pleasure centres. Like, for example, I think the Mula Bandha is close to stimulating the pleasure centre of the genital ...
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How to do kevali pranayama or ajapa japa according to gheranda samhita?

I've read gheranda samhita but I'm little confused how to do kevali pranayama or ajapa japa are both same? What is the exact process of doing it
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How to start kriya yoga?

What are preliminary steps in kriya yoga. I have read that you have to practice and when you will be ready your guru will find you what kind of practice do I need to do before finding a guru
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How to do trataka on a deity/idol?

I want to know about doing trataka on idol/deity what's the method, what's the benifits and which deity the best to start with
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Location of Vijñana Nadis (discussed in Shiva Samhita)

In the Shiva Samhita it says, "Seated in Padmasana and away from human company, he should block the two Vijñana nadis with his fingers." What I am trying to figure out is the location of the ...
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What Tantras say on Kevala Kumbhaka?

In the advanced Yoga, there is stage Kevala Kumbhaka which means effortless breathlessness. This means you surpass inhalation retention and exhalation process and you attain Kevala Kumbhaka. But my ...
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In which book Udgeeth is mentioned?

Udgeeth involves chanting of AUM (OM) with every exhalation. We do Udgeeth in a sequence of Pranayam like Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, Bhramari and then Udgeeth. Is Udgeeth one of Pranayam(One ...
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Is it possible to attain moksha with Dhyana yoga?

Is it possible in this century and this lifetime to attain salvation through Dhyana Yoga? (One of the 4 yogas to attain salvation as per Gita) Could you give names of some dhyana yogis who achieved ...
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Positiion of tongue during padmasana according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Hatha Yoga Pradipika, in a verse on padmasana, mentions the position of tongue. Gaze on the tip of the nose, keeping the tongue pressed against the root of the teeth of the upper jaw, and the chin ...
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How much time it takes for Kundalini activation via padmasana?

Hatha Yoga Pradipika says that it takes 12 years to achieve success in Yoga (activating Kundalini) if the Yogi is doing siddhasana By contemplating on oneself, by eating sparingly, and by practising ...
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Can a female aspirant perform 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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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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Is there any recommended asana for a student studying any branch of knowledge from a book?

It is customary to study from a book for gaining knowledge. Is there any asana recommended by Hindu scriptures in this context?
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Is there a sequence or order to perform Shatkarmas?

In the yoga, as a physical body cleansing mechanism, we have Shatkarmas - 6 kriyas. Namely - Neti, Douti, Nauli, Basti, Kapalabhathi Pranayama, Trataka. I would like to know is there a order in ...
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What is the difference between yoga and yogasana?

We keep people using the terms "Yoga" and "Yogasana" interchangeably. Are they synonym? If not, what is the difference between the two?
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Scriptures other than the Hata Yoga Pradipika containing asanas

chapter I of Hata Yoga Pradipika lists out the following 15 different types of asanas along with details Swastika-âsana, Gomukha-âsana, Vîrâsana, Kurmâsana, Kukkuṭa âsana, Uttâna ...
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Regarding Impurities in the Nâdis before starting Hatha Yoga

Consider the first paragraph from the introduction of Hatha Yoga Pradipika There exists at present a good deal of misconception with regard to the practices of the Haṭha Yoga. People easily ...
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