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Brow 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)

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

Brow (meditation) (i.e., ‘meditating on the forehead and brow’) forms part of the various Teachings or Techniques (saṅketa) on Layayoga, according to the Dattātreyayogaśāstra verse 21-26.—Note: The Dattātreyayogaśāstra’s techniques (saṅketa) of Layayoga can be summarised as meditation on the void, gazing on the tip of the nose, meditating on the back of the head, gazing between the eyebrows, meditating on the forehead and brow, meditating on the two big toes and lying on the ground like a corpse.

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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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