Advanced Hatha Yoga: Classic Methods of Physical Education by Shyam Sundar Goswami

By Shyam Sundar Goswami

The vintage Hatha yoga handbook for a powerful, important, attractive physique and a balanced, harmonious, satisfied brain

• comprises directions for plenty of complicated Hatha yoga routines to construct energy, stamina, and stable posture, the mandatory foundation for non secular improvement

• presents distinctive workout plans that can assist you boost your own weekly perform

• Explains conventional yogic equipment of fasting and inner detoxification, practices to bolster the endocrine procedure, equipment for complicated sexual keep watch over, breath keep watch over practices, and focus workouts to enhance brain energy

Based upon old Sanskrit works on yoga in addition to hundreds of thousands of years of oral teachings, this Hatha yoga vintage strikes past the introductory point of yoga and offers illustrated directions for plenty of complex asanas and different yogic ideas to construct power, stamina, and stable posture--a beneficial prerequisite for religious improvement.

Offering designated workout plans that can assist you advance your individual weekly yoga perform in addition to concepts to focus on particular parts of the physique, corresponding to the belly muscle tissues, this e-book additionally includes targeted directions on many varieties of prânâyâma (breath control), together with exchange nose respiring, kapâlabhâti, and sahita, in addition to meditative equipment for constructing your powers of focus and psychological self-discipline. With directions on vitamin, fasting, inner detoxification, complex sexual regulate, and strengthening the endocrine process, Sri S. S. Goswami’s vintage textual content offers the total photograph of a sophisticated Hatha yoga way of life for a powerful, very important, attractive physique and a balanced, harmonious, chuffed brain.

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The working on mantra is so arranged that this void period is rightly adjusted to the intervening period, that is, the period between the throwing out of an image and the taking of a new one by the mind. In this way dhāraṇā is acquired with the help of mantra. This process has been fully dealt with in Mantra Yoga. Mind operating on the extraphysical plane is able to acquire knowledge of external objects without the usual means through the sense organs. Knowledge can be acquired pre- and supersensorially at a higher stage of concentration.

S. Goswami was remarkable for his outstanding personal achievements and for having presented astounding demonstrations of yogic bodily control in many locations throughout the world. He also shared with thousands of pupils the timeless experiences and values inherited from his own spiritual achievements in both Haṭha Yoga and Laya Yoga—two rather different yogic disciplines. The “Lion of Bengal,” as an admiring maharaja once liked to call him, was also an exceptional man of action, a yogi who dedicated about seventy years of his life exclusively to the regular practice, study, and investigation of the vast field of Yoga.

It has been my firm conviction that there exists a serious demand for a methodical and practical exposition of the Haṭha Yoga system, with a view to the acquisition of physical strength and mental harmony. I have been asked to meet this demand by people very much interested in this matter, by friends and pupils, and have finally decided to write a book based upon personal experiences and fundamental studies. This book is mainly based upon original works on Yoga in Sanskrit, the majority of which are only available in the form of unpublished manuscripts, but it is also based upon instructions that have been conveyed from teacher to pupil throughout generations for thousands of years.

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