Dattatreyayogashastra, Dattatreya-yoga-shastra, Dattātreyayogaśāstra: 1 definition


Dattatreyayogashastra 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.

The Sanskrit term Dattātreyayogaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Dattatreyayogasastra or Dattatreyayogashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Dattātreyayogaśāstra (दत्तात्रेययोगशास्त्र):—Name of a Sanskrit work on haṭhayoga, written by Dattātreya in the thirteenth century. Among the contents of this book, it describers various practices known as mudrās, such as the mahāmudrā, the mahābandha, the khecarīmudrā and more. It also describes the tribandha system, which consists of the jālandhara-bandha, the uḍḍiyāṇa-bandha, and the mūla-bandha.

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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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