Sukhasthapita, Sukhasthāpita, Sukha-sthapita: 1 definition


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

Sukhasthāpita (सुखस्थापित) refers to “comfortably placing (one’s body)”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] In an isolated, solitary, clean and very beautiful place, [the Yogin] sits comfortably on a level seat and is supported a little from behind. His whole body is placed comfortably (sukhasthāpita) and he [remains] very steady and very still. Having fixed his gaze [on an empty space] the measure of a straight arm’s length [in front], he should practice [thus]. [...]”.

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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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