Uktayuktya, Uktayuktyā, Ukta-yuktya: 1 definition


Uktayuktya 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

Uktayuktyā (उक्तयुक्त्या) refers to “(properly applyig) the prescribed method”, according to Kṣemarāja’s Pratyabhijñāhṛdaya.—Accordingly, while discussing easy methods of Yoga practice: “However, another means is also taught. Because of the removal of all systems of discipline such as Prāṇāyāma, Mudrās and Bandhas, [this] is an easy method. One whose mind is fixed on the heart by the prescribed method (uktayuktyā) quells thought, which is an obstruction to [cognizing] one's [true] condition. [...]”.

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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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