Nadipravaha, Nāḍīpravāha, Nadi-pravaha: 1 definition


Nadipravaha 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

Nāḍīpravāha (नाडीप्रवाह) refers to the “flows (of the various vital airs) in the channels” (of the body), according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Though] one may with difficulty master the breath by various Mudrās which are based upon physical torture; [though] one may control the flows [of the various vital airs] in all the channels (nāḍīpravāha) located in one’s body; and though one may accomplish the dubious [act] of going into another’s body, there is certainly no attainment of liberation for one whose happiness is solely attached to knowledge [of these]. [...]”.

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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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