Kapalikapranita, Kāpālikapraṇīta, Kapalika-pranita: 1 definition
Kapalikapranita 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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)
Kāpālikapraṇīta (कापालिकप्रणीत) refers to “that which was promoted by the Kāpālikas”, according to Śivānandasarasvatī’s Yogacintāmaṇi, a 17th-century text on Haṭhayoga by consisting of 3423 verses.—Accordingly, “[...] I have revealed here all that which is secret in Haṭha- and Rājayoga for the delight of Yogins. However, that Haṭhayoga which was practised by Uddālaka, Bhuśuṇḍa and others has not been mentioned by me, because it cannot be accomplished by contemporary [practitioners. Also], the procedures and so forth promoted by the Kāpālikas [i.e., kāpālikapraṇīta] have not been mentioned [because] they contravene the Vedas, Dharmaśāstras and Purāṇas”.
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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