Yogabhyasa, Yogābhyāsa, Yoga-abhyasa: 7 definitions


Yogabhyasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Yogabhyas.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yogabhyasa in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Yogābhyāsa (योगाभ्यास) refers to “one who practices Yoga”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Practice Yoga [i.e., yogābhyāsa] in the sphere of the Supreme Syllable. The thread (sūtra) of the Supreme Syllable is the heart that fulfils all desires. He who, established in the venerable (goddess) Kujā, knows (this) is liberated from the bondage of birth. (Perfect) contemplation (samādhi) is with (these) sixteen aspects and is (attained) within the form of the sixfold deposition (ṣoḍhānyāsa). He who knows this is (a veritable) Lord of Yogis, the others (who do not) are (just) quoting from books. Once attained the plane that is Void and Non-void, the yogi is freed from bondage”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Yogābhyāsa (योगाभ्यास) refers to the “practice of Yoga”, according to the Piṅgalāmata (verse 10.33-36).—Accordingly, [while describing the pura on a 9-by-9-plan and the 32 padas]—“My dear, at Yama and Gandharva one should make a maṭha with three storeys, two [storeys] or one storey. [These are] the best, middling and least [maṭhas] in turn. That is the place for the Ācārya to sleep, for [prognostication of] auspicious days, triumph, meditation, and the practice of Yoga (yogābhyāsa). [There the teacher] may associate with vīras, sharing vīra food and drink, etc.”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yogabhyasa in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Yogābhyāsa (योगाभ्यास) refers to the “practice of Yoga”, according to the Dattātreyayogaśāstra.—Passages on Vajrolī Mudrā in the early Haṭha texts are somewhat obscure. For example, the Dattātreyayogaśāstra (154-54) mentions a woman devoted to the practice of yoga (yogābhyāsa-rata) in its description of Vajrolī Mudrā but her role is unclear.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yogabhyasa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yōgābhyāsa (योगाभ्यास).—m (S) The practice of yōga or abstract devotion.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

yōgābhyāsa (योगाभ्यास).—m The practice of yōga.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yogabhyasa in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yogābhyāsa (योगाभ्यास) [Also spelled yogabhyas]:—(nm) the practice of [yoga; sī] one who practises [yoga; sa karanā] to practise [yoga].

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yogabhyasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yōgābhyāsa (ಯೋಗಾಭ್ಯಾಸ):—[noun] = ಯೋಗಾಚಾರ - [yogacara -] 1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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