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 other four koshas (Sookshma Sareera or Subtle body) go to other realms, hell or heaven depending of Karma and Sukshma Sareera takes new physical body (rebirth) ...
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 sadhana.
From Shiva Samhita:
In the first stage of pranayama the body of the Yogi begins to
prespire. When it prespires, he should rub it well, otherwise ...
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.
Varjayeddurjanaprāntam vahnistrīpathisevanam Prātahsnānopavāsādi
kāyakleśavidhim tathā ||
Wheat, rice, barley, shâstik (a kind of rice), good corns, milk, ghee,
For sannyāsis, not looking at women is only the starting point, it is not the destination. They are actually trying to slay their indriyas to the point that they are unaffected by the opposite sex.
Śaṅkarācārya says in Vivekachūdāmani:
The deer, the elephant, the moth, the fish and the honey-bee---these five meet death because of their bondage to one of the ...
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 practice of Yoga.
He should give up salt, mustard; things sour, hot, pungent, or bitter vegetables; asafoetida,
etc., worship of fire, women, walking, bathing at ...
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 can float in water or hang in air by Laghima.
aṇimā mahimā mūrter
laghimā prāptir indriyaiḥ
śakti-preraṇam īśitā (11.15.4)
guṇeṣv asaṅgo ...
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 Shiva. The Absolute level is described as:
अनामेति स्वयंमनादि सिद्धमेकमेवानादिनिधनं सिद्धसिद्धान्तप्रसिद्धं तस्येच्छामात्राधर्माधर्मिणी निजा शक्तिः प्रसिद्धा...
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 kinds of "Naari Sansargas"(associations with women) including even talking or looking at them.
Because,even glancing at a women can be considered as contrary ...
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 lakshanam ||
Just like the person, who has his eyes closed, can not see the
outer world, in a similar manner, a person who is engrossed in meditation,
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 him. Inspite of all his acts, the Munis refused to leave him.
मुनिपुत्रवृतो योगी दत्तात्रेयोऽप्यसङ्गिताम्।। १०८॥
अभीप्समानः सरसि निममज्ज चिरं विभुः।
तथापि तं ...
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
Just as a woman is a danger to a man desiring progress on the
spiritual path, so is a man to woman. It is the man who is uxorious,
and engrossed too ...
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 with the phenomenon of superconductivity. This is a possible scientific explanation.
Superconductivity is a phenomenon in which the electrical resistance ...
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 mentioned in the book "Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master" by Sri M.
Sri M asks wandering Tibetian Monk a question about Yeti.
“Two more questions Sir, if I ...
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 the bamboo staff and don the loin-cloth,
uttering the mantra: ‘Let all beings be devoid of fear. Everything
originates from me. You are my friend and [you] ...
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 themselves from entanglement in the
cycle of births and deaths, and attain to the state of freedom from
all sorrow (liberation).
What does ...
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 and Samadhi.
Yama includes non-injury, non-stealing, continence, compassion etc. Niyama includes Tapasya, Santosha (contentment), Astikya etc. Asanas are the ...
The entire Sarvollāsatantram 15th Ullahasa is dedicated to yoga.
According to KaliKaKulSrvaVe:
धारणा-समाधि--योगाद्गाष्टानि पार्वति ॥ ५ ॥
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana and Samadhi is itself the "AstaAnga yog". (8 fold yoga to be precise). From the same text we find the 'yama' &...
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 Sitting Positions More Comfortable:
It is not recommended that you meditate while lying down. There are several reasons for this. One of the most important ...
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 can float in air rather he can do anything what he wants. He becomes Omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotence etc, by recognizing his true nature.
Just as all ...
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 that the traces of the pure yogic tradition and its essence is more or less destroyed in the north india after years of long invavsion. But the south particularly ...
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 That which is
the highest object of knowledge, set one's soul on Yoga according to
the best of one's power?'
Vyasa said, "Having acquired (purity of ...
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 also described in the Yoga Sūtra of Pātāñjali.
Taking the Sanskrit terms at face value, a simple definition of these aṅgas or limbs as described in Bhagavad-gītā ...
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 following verses -
BG:4.30- ... All these indeed are knowers of yajna & through yajna their sins are cast away.
BG:4.31- ... This world (of Brahman),...
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 at all lying about his feeling of his own weightless state.
But a physical spring balance measuring weights would not objectively record any weight change on ...
Problems like Corona are natural phenomenon and there is no need to bring in Saints to solve it. Everyone faces their own individual Karma. Scriptures say that the world is a very dangerous place to live in and so advice moksha. Saints understand and share pain of others and try to uplift them from Avidya by bestowing Jnana which gives strength to face all ...
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 an yoga expert by name Brama in Madras (now Chennai). Brama demonstrates that heart beat/pulse can be stopped.
"You can control the working of your heart?" ...
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, but as soon as you get aware that you are sleeping, you are awake.
It is best not to analyze the experience or share the experience with others, a good(deep) ...