Kaushthya, Kauṣṭhya: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kauṣṭhya can be transliterated into English as Kausthya or Kaushthya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Kauṣṭhya (कौष्ठ्य) refers to the “abdominal (breath)”, according to the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (i.e., the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali) 1.34.—Accordingly, while discussing Prāṇāyāma and Samādhi: “Or [stability of mind is attained] through exhalation and retention of the breath”.—[Commentary]—“Exhalation is the emission of the abdominal breath (kauṣṭhyakauṣṭhyasya vāyoḥ) through the nostrils with particular care, and retention is stopping the breath. Through both [of these], one should accomplish stability of mind”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Kaushthya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kauṣṭhya (कौष्ठ्य).—i. e. koṣṭha + ya, adj. Being in the stomach, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 95.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kauṣṭhya (कौष्ठ्य):—[from kauṣṭha] mfn. being in the abdomen, [Yājñavalkya iii, 95]

2) [v.s. ...] extremely rich (?), [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka vi, 5, 2.]

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Kaushthya in German

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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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