ārogyaDevanāgarī: आरोग्य Translation: absence of illness Similar words:arogya, aroga Opposite words:rogya, roga Related concepts:cikitsā
Appears inHaṭha Yoga Pradīpikā:
Chapter 1: 17
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kuryāttad āsanaṃ sthairyam ārogyaṃ ca aṅga lāghavan |
“Āsana Practice brings steadiness, reduced illness and a lightness of limb.”
– Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā of Svāmi Svātmārāma Chapter One verse 17
This verse is commenting on the development of Āsana
as a foundation or accessory for more subtle practices.
Better not to confuse the vehicle with the direction.
I am reminded of a quote from Srivatsa Ramaswami:
“I studied with Śrī Krishnamacharya for a number of years.
I do not remember a single Yogāsana class which did not have
a decent dose of Prāṇāyāma and Ṣanmukhi Mudrā in it
and short prayers to begin and end the session.”