Shvasaprashvasadharana, Śvāsapraśvāsadhāraṇa: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śvāsapraśvāsadhāraṇa can be transliterated into English as Svasaprasvasadharana or Shvasaprashvasadharana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śvāsapraśvāsadhāraṇa (श्वासप्रश्वासधारण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Breathing through the nostrils for a few seconds as a religious exercise: see prāṇāyāma. E. śvāsa inspiration, praśvāsa expiration, and dhāraṇa holding or checking.

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

Śvāsapraśvāsadhāraṇa (श्वासप्रश्वासधारण):—[=śvāsa-praśvāsa-dhāraṇa] [from śvāsa > śvas] n. suppression or suspension of inspiration and expiration (= prāṇāyāma q.v.), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śvāsapraśvāsadhāraṇa (श्वासप्रश्वासधारण):—[śvāsa-praśvāsa-dhāraṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Breathing through the nostrils as a religious exercise.

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