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What is the esoteric meaning of BG 4.29?

Paramahansa YogAnanda has given a very subtle and esoteric meaning for this verse from yogic point of view in his commentary (God talks with Arjuna). The incoming and outgoing breath and their union ...
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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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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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Blowing Nose as Pranayama

Yes that's called the Kapalbhati Pranayama. You will find a lot of videos on Youtube.com where the Pranayama is being demonstrated by the Yoga Guru Swami Ramadev. Like this one. The Yogic treatise ...
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Which is the correct counting while breathing for Prāṇāyāma in Rajayoga?

Most scriptures prescribe the method where the ratio is 1:4:2. For example Devi Bhagavatam states: Vajrâsan (diamond seat) consists in placing the feet on the two thighs respectively and placing ...
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What is anuloma viloma pranayama?

We find references to the Anuloma Viloma technique in the Kurma Purana. This page, which is a translation of the Yogic treatise Hatha Yoga Pradipika has quotes from Kurma Purana: I am going to ...
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Is there any relation between (nama) Japa and breath?

Indeed they r related, but the relation can't be merely understood from a layman's perspective. Let's take the example of Ràm Naam. Shastra says- राशब्दोच्चारणादेव मुखन्नीर्यन्ति पातकाह्। पुनः ...
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Any side effects of doing pranayam and meditation wrongly or without Guru mentioned in scriptures?

Yes. Although simple techniques are not harmful, more intensive studies need the guidance of a teacher. Swami Vivekananda writes in his Preface to his translation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (Vol 1, ...
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Fear and negative thoughts

When you start to clean or tidy up your room, at first it seems that it is getting more messy. You carry on putting everything in their place and carry on with the cleaning, putting all the rubbish ...
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Is there any relation between (nama) Japa and breath?

Sri ramakrishna said on 2 October 1884, A man may be united with God either through action or through inwardness of thought, but he can know everything through bhakti. Through bhakti one ...
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Is there a sequence or order to perform Shatkarmas?

The right approach for shat karmas is never mentioned. So once a person goes to a realised guru, he decides which one of the shat karmas are to be done based on the Prakriti of the yogi in question. ...
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Can Prana (Life force energy) be increased?

There is always a lot of confusion on prana as many people see and read many misleading statements on the nature of prana. Prana is Brahman. The vedas and the the upanishads state this very clearly. ...
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Can Prana (Life force energy) be increased?

Yes a human beign alloted 100yr life span.. a human takes 21600 breath each day 21600 *360 *100 = 77,76,00,000 https://srsmatha.org/moolaraghupati/sankhya-rahasya-in-sri-harikathamruthasara/ Read the ...
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May one learn how to breathe from the diaphragm (Buddha Belly Breathing) holistically throughout all of their activities and if so how exactly?

The best way to practice it is - lie down flat on your back on the ground, with your face and chest facing skywards. Whenever you take a deep breath in this position, it will involve the belly and ...
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What is anuloma viloma pranayama?

As I went through this link that explains the alternate nostril breathing, it seems like both are same. One can say that Alternate nostril breathing, is a westernized term for Anuloma Viloma. Though ...
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