Svadhishthanayoga, Svādhiṣṭhānayoga, Svadhishthana-yoga: 1 definition


Svadhishthanayoga 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.

The Sanskrit term Svādhiṣṭhānayoga can be transliterated into English as Svadhisthanayoga or Svadhishthanayoga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Svādhiṣṭhānayoga (स्वाधिष्ठानयोग) or simply Svādhiṣṭhāna refers to the “self-established yoga”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “He who tries to master his mind by means of self-established yoga (svādhiṣṭhānayogasvādhiṣṭhānena yogena) deludedly chews a rock and, thirsty, drinks the sky”.

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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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