Four Benefits of Breath control/ Pranayama! (Post No 2681)

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Compiled  by london swaminathan

Date: 31 March,2016

 

Post No. 2681

 

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There are some slokas/couplets to explain the benefits and types of Yoga in Sanskrit. When one reads it in verse form, it is easily remembered and retained.

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1.Types of Breath Control (Pranayama):

Recaka – Exhalation

Puuraka – Inhalation

Kumbhaka – Retention

Suunyaka – only Retention

Recaka Puurakascaiva Kumbhaka Suunyakastathaa

Evam caturvidhah proktah Praanaayaamo maniishibhih

–Brhannaradiya Puranam

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2.Effects of Pranayama

Saanti – Peace

Prasaanti – Tranquility

Diipti – Splendour

Prasaada – Calmness

Prayojanaani catwaari  praanaayaamasca viddhi vai

Saanti Prasaantirdiipti sca prasaadasca cathustayam

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3.Four types of Yoga

Mantrayoga,

Layayoga

Raajayoga

Hathayoga

Mantrayogo layascaiva raajayogastritiiyakah

Hathayogascaturthah syaat praaninaam mokshadaayakah

–Hatharatnaavali

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4.Krishna on True Yogi

Arjuna, he who looks on all as one, on the analogy of his own self, and looks upon he joy and sorrow with a similar eye – such a Yogi is deemed the highest of all (Bhagavad Gita 6-32)

Aatmaupamyena sarvatra samam pasyati yoarjuna

Sukham vaa yadi vaa dukham ca yogii pramo mathah (B G 6-32)

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5.Yoga is Difficult

Yoga is difficult of achievement for one whose mind is not subdued; by him, however, who has the mid under control, and is ceaselesley striving, it can be easily attained through practice. Such is my conviction ( B G 6-36)

Asamyataatmanaa yogo duspraapa ite me matih

Vasyaatatmanaa tu yatataa sakyo vaaptumupaayatah

-Bhagavad Gita 6-36)

–subham–

 

 

 

 

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