Yogottama, Yoga-uttama: 1 definition
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Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Yogottama (योगोत्तम) refers to the “best (of the best) Yogas”, according to the Śivayogadīpikā by Sadāśivayogīśvara: a text dealing with Śaivism and Haṭhayoga in two hundred and eighty-nine verses.—Accordingly, while discussing the four Yogas: “Because of their ever increasing pre-eminence, [these] Yogas [of Mantra, Laya, Haṭha and Rāja] are the only four [needed]. Among them, this unique [Rājayoga], which is the best of the best Rājayogas, is the foremost [i.e., yogottama—rājayogottamottamaḥ]”.
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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