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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

First we should know our body is not just physical body, but has five sheaths (Pancha Kosha). What we see externally is Annamaya Kosha (food sheath). After death we shed Annamaya kosha and jiva with ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

Hatha Yoga Pradipika (1.61 to 1.70) gives the list of foods that are fit for the Yogi as well as those foods which a Yogi must avoid. Recommended foods are rice, wheat, milk etc. ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

By practicing Yoga and pranayama (control of prana vayu) a Yogi can float in the air, walk in air. This is called Vayu-Siddhi or mastery over air. It can be achieved in the third stage of pranayama ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

Yogatattva Upanishad (3rd paragraph ) gives a small glimpse of it with generally healthy vegetarian food is enough for a Yogi The proficient in Yoga should abandon the food detrimental to the ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

Yes, a Yogi can float in the air by using yogic power. Their are eight type of siddhis also known as ashta aishwarya can be attained by yoga as described in Shrimada Bhagavatam, Chapter 11.15. Yogi ...
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Who is the supreme god according to Nath sampraday?

Natha Sampradaya Acknowledges Dwaita-Advaita Vilakshana Vada. It is both Dvaita and Advaita. At absolute level it recognises formless, nameless thing as Absolute truth which is called by the name Para ...
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Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

The reason is actually very simple.For a Sanyasi or a Yogi maintaining celibacy(Brahmacharya) is one among the most important tasks.Its part of their sanyasa related vows as well. So, they avoid all ...
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What exactly do we mean by the term 'deep meditation'?

DhyAna Lakshana (sign of meditation) is mentioned very briefly in the following verse by Lord Shiva: yathA nimilane kAle prapancha naiva pasyati | Tathaiva unmilanehapi syAdetad dhyAnasya ...
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Was the Avadhut and Yogi Lord Dattatreya married & did he have a son?

Yes, Lord Dattatreya did have a wife. She is mentioned in Chapter 16 of the Markandeya Purana. Dattatreya sported with his wife and drank liquor with her in front of the Munis to test their loyalty to ...
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Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

It is not just male Sannyasis not looking at women. Women Sannyasis must also avoid men. The reason for avoidance is given in the passage posted below. Man dangerous to woman in the spiritual path ...
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Differences in Yogic Virtues

The Devi Bhgavatam's 7th book's 35th chapter talks about these details of Yoga and Mantra Siddhi. Yoga is known to have eight limbs namely: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

Yes, In Ancient India Yogis Floated in the Air, here is the explanation what I got: In Hindu mythologies some Yogis possess the power of floating in the air while meditating. This can be explained ...
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Are yetis for real? Do Himalayan yetis preserve bodies of sadhus who attain samadhi?

We do not know exactly whether yeti exists or not or knowing its existence has nothing to do with Spirituality or knowing Supreme Brahman. However, i will provide opinion of an old Tibetian Yogi, as ...
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Why do yogis prefer bathing with cold water?

Probably because hot (specially boiled) water isn't considered pure. So, bathing with/in that water will not be purifying. See for example Manu Smriti 2.61: अनुष्णाभिरफेनाभिरद्भिस्तीर्थेन धर्मवित् । ...
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Lord Shiva as Adi Yogi taught Yoga to seven sages and in turn these seven sages spread across the world. Is this theory a new look to our mythology?

The Dakshinamurthy is the adiyogi. His idol is there in all south indian temples facing south. See this wiki article Dakshinamurthy It is not new and is there in yogic tradition.But the fact is ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

The Upanishadic advice is to eat food that keeps your body healthy. Treat food as a type of medicine. After saying thrice, ‘I have renounced, I have renounced, I have renounced’, he shall take up ...
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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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Yogic/Tantra practice providing ability to control body temperature

Bodily functions can be brought under control, under highest form of Yogic techniques. The following is an excerpt from the famous book by Dr. Paul Brunton "A search in Secret India". The author met ...
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Differences in Yogic Virtues

The entire Sarvollāsatantram 15th Ullahasa is dedicated to yoga. According to KaliKaKulSrvaVe: यम-नियमासन-प्राणायाम-प्रत्याहार-ध्यान । धारणा-समाधि--योगाद्गाष्टानि पार्वति ॥ ५ ॥ Yama, Niyama, Asana, ...
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Differences in Yogic Virtues

It's not strictly accurate to call these virtues - they are limbs of the eightfold yoga path, called aṣṭāṅga-yoga. Aṣṭāṅga-yoga is described in the Bhagavad-gītā along with other yoga paths, and is ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

Just to add more - A perfect self realized being who has achieved Jagadānanda, after knowing he is none other than God & uniting individual consciousness with universal consciousness, not only he ...
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Is a Yogi free from the fruits of his actions(good or bad)?If so,why?

A Jivanmukta is not free from his fruits of his action. He does not care about the fruits of action. Wise men, established thus in the unperturbed evenness of mind, abandon the fruits of action, free ...
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Who is YOGI (Sanyasi) in hinduism?

There is some discussion about sannyasi and Yogi in Hindu scriptures.. Suka said, 'While living in the due observance of the duties of the foremost of life, how should one, who seeks to attain to ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

By the rise of Kundalini a Yogi with attainment of a disease-free spiritual state.. either as a Siddhi or by any means arriving at a Turiya Avastha feels subjectively that he is weightless. He is not ...
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Importance of penance in life

Presuming yajna being the correct Sanskrit term for penance, Sri Krishna described the same in Bhagwat Geeta in Chapter 4 from verse nos 24 to 30. And the significance of any yajna is described in the ...
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What exactly do we mean by the term 'deep meditation'?

Meditation is the very delicate art of doing nothing, it is the perfect relaxation. Any effort you put in will get you out of meditation. Its like sleeping, as long as you are asleep you do not know, ...

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