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It is referring to the Shat Karma of Yoga. This is referred to in the following verse from the same text: Karma shatkamidam ghopyam ghataśodhanakārakam Vichitraghunasandhāya pūjyate yoghipungavaih || These six kinds of actions which cleanse the body should be kept secret. They produce extraordinary attributes and are performed with earnestness ...


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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 Asanas is done in order to gain Dhrirata or firmness. So, Asanas, Mudras etc are practiced as part of a larger Yogic procedure. The 2nd Chapter of this ...


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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. Chapter three of Yoga Yajnavalkya is describing list of eight asanas in detail with procedure. These Asanas are Svastikasana , Gomukhasana , Padmasana , ...


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