108 Postural Practice Pointers – 60 – Uttānāsana is an intense standing forward bend…

Uttānāsana is an intense standing forward bend.
It is often used to begin a sequence of Āsana.
Its use can improve mobility in the primary joints
and extend muscles, primarily on the back of the body.
Its form respects the movements adapted in daily life.

The use of an intense closing Āsana implies
some cautions in the stretched areas of the body,
such as the lower back, sacrum, hips and legs.

The awareness can be placed on the abdomen
leading to a longer, smoother exhalation and
counterbalancing, with this inner work, the
physical effort required by its dynamic approach.

There are a number of adaptations to support
the student experiencing a feeling of melding
between the energetic flow of the movement
and the depth and stillness of the breath.

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108 Yoga Sūtra Study Question Pointers – 22 – In Sūtra 1.22 Patañjali introduces the idea of distinctions…

The aim of this series, and its companion series (108 Yoga Sūtra Keywords), with its single guided Sūtra word within a parallel flow, is to progress through a themed reflective journey across the four chapters or Pāda that comprise the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali.

On this page, a question will be proffered as a reflection and inquiry into a single verse. Here each verse in the text will be explored successively, via a link to its translation, word-by-word breakdown and added commentaries collated from the website, to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

On the companion page, a word will be listed as a symbol for a specific verse or set of verses as we progressively traverse each chapter. It will offer an exploration, via a link to the Saṃskṛta Glossary, of all the connected quotations and posts, collated from within the website these past 12 years, again to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

My wish is to offer an insight into the spectrum of Yoga teachings received from T Krishnamacharya mainly via TKV Desikachar, in terms of both breadth and depth.

Chapter One Samādhi Pādaḥ verse 22

mṛdu-madhya-adhimātratvāt-tataḥ api viśeṣaḥ |

In Sūtra 1.22 Patañjali introduces the idea of distinctions
in the intensity of Saṃvega as a factor in the cultivation
of access to the experiential presence of Śraddhā.
How do you personally relate with these distinctions?

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108 Saṃskṛta Core Concept Pointers – 4 – Prāṇāyāma

A lesser known facet of the Yoga Texts and Freenotes section of the Website is the Romanised Saṃskṛta Core Glossary and Cross Reference Guide. It started life as word by word linked index for the online Yoga Sūtra verses offering a meaning and a cross Sūtra reference resource when exploring related verses.

However, as more Yoga Related Texts were added to the online Database, it was obvious that the glossary needed to include relevant terms from other textual sources that matched or correlated with those in the Yoga Sūtra.

So, the glossary now includes terms from related sources such as the entire Sāṃkhya Kārikā and the Gītārtha Saṃgraha, along with selected verses from the Bhagavad Gītā, and Haṭha Yoga Texts. As we begin 2024 the glossary word count exceeds 1600, though inevitably this will continue to expand.

The core word is shown in Romanised Saṃskṛta  and Devanāgarī script, along with a suggested translation, or alternative options where it holds different meanings within different contexts. These meanings are complemented by cross referencing with Similar, Opposite and Related Concept options around the Core Word.

Also added to these categories are:
– Links to Related Resources & Longer Articles,
– as well as Collated Related Short Posts & Quotes arranged in Textual and Practice listings.

Both offer further insight and are drawn from all the posts involving the Core Word in the Yoga Journal and the Yoga Texts and Freenotes sections of the website. These guidelines will hopefully help the reader navigate and utilise the ever increasing resources within the Glossary.

Meanwhile, as a further study and practice guide, a 108 Saṃskṛta Glossary Word Pointers Series is offered as an invitation into the depth and breadth of this online resource. The highlight words offered within this series are shown below.

108 SAṂSKṚTA CORE CONCEPT POINTERS

3 – ĀSANA
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4 – PRĀṆĀYĀMA
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108 Yoga Sūtra Study Question Pointers – 21 – In Sūtra 1.21 Patañjali introduces the concept of Saṃvega…

The aim of this series, and its companion series (108 Yoga Sūtra Keywords), with its single guided Sūtra word within a parallel flow, is to progress through a themed reflective journey across the four chapters or Pāda that comprise the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali.

On this page, a question will be proffered as a reflection and inquiry into a single verse. Here each verse in the text will be explored successively, via a link to its translation, word-by-word breakdown and added commentaries collated from the website, to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

On the companion page, a word will be listed as a symbol for a specific verse or set of verses as we progressively traverse each chapter. It will offer an exploration, via a link to the Saṃskṛta Glossary, of all the connected quotations and posts, collated from within the website these past 12 years, again to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

My wish is to offer an insight into the spectrum of Yoga teachings received from T Krishnamacharya mainly via TKV Desikachar, in terms of both breadth and depth.

Chapter One Samādhi Pādaḥ verse 21

tīvra-saṃvegānām-āsannaḥ |

In Sūtra 1.21 Patañjali introduces the concept of
Saṃvega as an essential quality in the cultivation
of access to an experiential presence of Śraddhā.
In relation to Yoga Sādhana what is Saṃvega for you?

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 166 – Cit or awareness is the heart of Yoga…

Cit or awareness is
the heart of Yoga.
Neither fullness
nor emptiness,
nor mine nor yours.
Awareness is as it is
and is as it isn’t.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 34

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108 Saṃskṛta Core Concept Pointers – 3 – Āsana

A lesser known facet of the Yoga Texts and Freenotes section of the Website is the Romanised Saṃskṛta Core Glossary and Cross Reference Guide. It started life as word by word linked index for the online Yoga Sūtra verses offering a meaning and a cross Sūtra reference resource when exploring related verses.

However, as more Yoga Related Texts were added to the online Database, it was obvious that the glossary needed to include relevant terms from other textual sources that matched or correlated with those in the Yoga Sūtra.

So, the glossary now includes terms from related sources such as the entire Sāṃkhya Kārikā and the Gītārtha Saṃgraha, along with selected verses from the Bhagavad Gītā, and Haṭha Yoga Texts. As we near 2024 the glossary word count exceeds 1600, though inevitably this will continue to expand.

The core word is shown in Romanised Saṃskṛta  and Devanāgarī script, along with a suggested translation, or alternative options where it holds different meanings within different contexts. These meanings are complemented by cross referencing with Similar, Opposite and Related Concept options around the Core Word.

Also added to these categories are:
– Links to Related Resources & Longer Articles,
– as well as Collated Related Short Posts & Quotes arranged in Textual and Practice listings.

Both offer further insight and are drawn from all the posts involving the Core Word in the Yoga Journal and the Yoga Texts and Freenotes sections of the website. These guidelines will hopefully help the reader navigate and utilise the ever increasing resources within the Glossary.

Meanwhile, as a further study and practice guide, a 108 Saṃskṛta Glossary Word Pointers Series is offered as an invitation into the depth and breadth of this online resource. The highlight words offered within this series are shown below.

108 SAṂSKṚTA CORE CONCEPT POINTERS

3 – ĀSANA
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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 165 – Or, from a respectful attitude when mediating between…

Or, from a respectful attitude
when mediating between the
immutability of awareness and
the mutability of the psyche.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 23

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108 Saṃskṛta Core Concept Pointers – 2 – Viniyoga

A lesser known facet of the Yoga Texts and Freenotes section of the Website is the Romanised Saṃskṛta Core Glossary and Cross Reference Guide. It started life as word by word linked index for the online Yoga Sūtra verses offering a meaning and a cross Sūtra reference resource when exploring related verses.

However, as more Yoga Related Texts were added to the online Database, it was obvious that the glossary needed to include relevant terms from other textual sources that matched or correlated with those in the Yoga Sūtra.

So, the glossary now includes terms from related sources such as the entire Sāṃkhya Kārikā and the Gītārtha Saṃgraha, along with selected verses from the Bhagavad Gītā, and Haṭha Yoga Texts. As we near 2024 the glossary word count exceeds 1600, though inevitably this will continue to expand.

The core word is shown in Romanised Saṃskṛta  and Devanāgarī script, along with a suggested translation, or alternative options where it holds different meanings within different contexts. These meanings are complemented by cross referencing with Similar, Opposite and Related Concept options around the Core Word.

Also added to these categories are:
– Links to Related Resources & Longer Articles,
– as well as Collated Related Short Posts & Quotes arranged in Textual and Practice listings.

Both offer further insight and are drawn from all the posts involving the Core Word in the Yoga Journal and the Yoga Texts and Freenotes sections of the website. These guidelines will hopefully help the reader navigate and utilise the ever increasing resources within the Glossary.

Meanwhile, as a further study and practice guide, a 108 Saṃskṛta Glossary Word Pointers Series is offered as an invitation into the depth and breadth of this online resource. The highlight words offered within this series are shown below.

108 SAṂSKṚTA CORE CONCEPT POINTERS

1 – YOGA
View Glossary Link or Download as a Collated PDF
2 – VINIYOGA
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108 Saṃskṛta Core Concept Pointers – 1 – Yoga

A lesser known facet of the Yoga Texts and Freenotes section of the Website is the Romanised Saṃskṛta Core Glossary and Cross Reference Guide. It started life as word by word linked index for the online Yoga Sūtra verses offering a meaning and a cross Sūtra reference resource when exploring related verses.

However, as more Yoga Related Texts were added to the online Database, it was obvious that the glossary needed to include relevant terms from other textual sources that matched or correlated with those in the Yoga Sūtra.

So, the glossary now includes terms from related sources such as the entire Sāṃkhya Kārikā and the Gītārtha Saṃgraha, along with selected verses from the Bhagavad Gītā, and Haṭha Yoga Texts. As we near 2024 the glossary word count exceeds 1600, though inevitably this will continue to expand.

The core word is shown in Romanised Saṃskṛta  and Devanāgarī script, along with a suggested translation, or alternative options where it holds different meanings within different contexts. These meanings are complemented by cross referencing with Similar, Opposite and Related Concept options around the Core Word.

Also added to these categories are:
– Links to Related Resources & Longer Articles,
– as well as Collated Related Short Posts & Quotes arranged in Textual and Practice listings.

Both offer further insight and are drawn from all the posts involving the Core Word in the Yoga Journal and the Yoga Texts and Freenotes sections of the website. These guidelines will hopefully help the reader navigate and utilise the ever increasing resources within the Glossary.

Meanwhile, as a further study and practice guide, a 108 Saṃskṛta Glossary Word Pointers Series is offered as an invitation into the depth and breadth of this online resource. The highlight words offered within this series are shown below.

108 SAṂSKṚTA CORE CONCEPT POINTERS

1 – YOGA
View Glossary Link or Download as a Collated PDF

View 108 Saṃskṛta Core Concept Pointers as Individual Posts

– View 108 Saṃskṛta Core Concept Pointers Collected and Collated

108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 164 – Can we unlearn as quickly as we learn?

Can we unlearn as quickly as we learn?
In other words, how to cultivate and refine
the Samskara of learning to unlearn.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 50

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 163 – In introducing the dual Upāya within the role of the Sādhana Krama

“In introducing the dual Upāya
within the role of the Sādhana Krama
outlined in Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two,
Patañjali introduces Kriya Yoga as a
Śamanam Sādhana, before integrating
its purpose into Aṣṭāṅga Yoga with its
deeper intention as a Śodhanam Sādhana.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two

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108 Postural Practice Pointers – 59 – In the beginning of our relationship with Āsana…

In the beginning of our relationship with Āsana,
we work at adding Breath to the movement.
As we refine our relationship with Āsana,
we work at adding movement to the Breath.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 108 – Āsana Practice needs a Mat and a Map…

Āsana Practice needs a
Mat and a Map.
Of the two the more
important question is,
what Map are you using,
rather than,
what Mat are you using?

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108 Yoga Teaching Path Pointers – 52 – Although the inhale is the exploratory means to learn…

Although the inhale is the
exploratory means to learn
more about the Prāṇa Sthāna,
it is initially the exhale that will
teach us about the Apāna Sthāna,
and here is a primary means in the
application of Āsana as a therapy.

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Inverted, Backbend, Seated and Sitting

Prāṇāyāma & Bandha Practice Techniques Glossary
– Grouped into Primary, Secondary
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108 Postural Practice Pointers – 58 – In Āsana one should not always count the breath length…

In Āsana one should not
always count the breath length,
otherwise one loses mindfulness.

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108 Postural Practice Pointers – 57 – The Bhāvana should vary from Āsana to Āsana…

The Bhāvana should vary from Āsana to Āsana.
For example, one could use the Bhāvana
to decide the ratio or, where to place
the attention on the breath.

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 162 – Also, better not to confuse the ardour for experiences…

“Also, better not to
confuse the ardour
for experience
with the ardour
for experiences.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 22

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 161 – Although from that, distinctions in ardour…

Although from that,
distinctions in ardour,
according to inclination.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 22

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 160 – The intensity of the ardour determines the proximity.

“The intensity of the ardour
determines the proximity.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 21

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