Yoga Rahasya of Nathamuni

Chapter 0 Title:योग रजस्य

yoga rahasya

Yoga Secret

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Chapter 1 Title:

prakaraṇa adhyāyaḥ

Treatise Chapter

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Śloka 33:

abhyāsa samaye nityaṃ recapūraka kumbhakān |
yathā śakti prakuḥ vīta rītya ujyāyvā vilambataḥ ||

During practice constantly engage in
regulating the exhale, inhale and retentions.
Ujjāyī is smooth and slow, according to capability.

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Śloka 34:

recapūraka kumbheṣu mano’nusaraṇaṃ smṛtam |
recapūraka kumbhākhyāḥ sarve prāṇavidhārakāḥ ||

Mind should follow the exhale, inhale and retention.
Exhale, inhale and retention all support the vital force.

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Śloka 45:

āsanena vinā prāṇāyāmaḥ sidhyati na eva hi |
vinā prāṇa nirodhena na manaḥ sthiratāṃ vrajet ||

Without āsana, truly, prāṇāyāma cannot become accomplished.
Without containing prāṇa, the mind cannot achieve steadiness.

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Śloka 67:

jālandharākhayabandhasya mūlamuḍyānabandhanam |
niyamenoḍḍīyānasya bandhasyābhyāsato dṛḍham |
nāḍīcakrāṇi śuddhāni bhavanti balavanti ca ||

Uḍḍīyāna Bandha is a pre-requisite for the other two Bandha, Jālandhara and Mūla.

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Śloka 89:

āsaneṣu yathā na eva kramasya niyamaḥ kṛtaḥ |
prathama abhyāsa asinastadvat prāṇāyāmeṣu sarvataḥ ||

There is a particular order of teaching Āsana,
so also an order to follow when teaching Prāṇāyāma.

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Chapter 4 Title:कल अध्याय

kala adhyāyaḥ

chapter of parts

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Śloka 31:

śārīra vyādhi hānāya śarīramupayojayet |
mataścacala hānāya prāṇāyāmaḥ prakīritaḥ ||

When the body is disordered, make use of the body to reduce.
When thought is agitated, make use of Prāṇāyāma to reduce.

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