Atiyatna, Ati-yatna: 2 definitions


Atiyatna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Atiyatna (अतियत्न) refers to “intense effort”, according to the Hemacandra’s Yogaśāstra (verse 5.6); Cf. Pātañjalayogaśāstra (verse 1.31).—Accordingly, “That external emission of the breath, [which is performed] with intense effort (atiyatna) [and flows] from the abdomen through the nose, the crown of the head and mouth, is considered to be the exhalation”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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