ekaDevanāgarī: एक Translation: one; alone, solitary, single, happening only once, that one only Similar words:aṣṭāviṁśati, ekavidha, ekāgratā Opposite words:aneka Related concepts:dvi, tri, catur, pañca, ṣaṣ, sapta, aṣṭa, nava, daśa
Appears inYoga Sūtra: Sāṃkhya Kārikā: Gītārtha Saṃgraha:
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“Deeper layers of meditative reflection,
as in Dhyānam, can reveal a source for the
symptoms, which we might compare to the
trunk from which these three branches grow.
Revealed is a confused sense of “I” Am-ness
in terms of what we believe to be as if one
inner essence which empowers us to perceive.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 6
“The message of the Bhagavad Gītā is:
The vision of the lord is certain through
singular devotion developed by honouring ones Dharma
in a spirit that leads to clarity and detachment.”
– TKV Desikachar on Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya Śloka One
“One’s own actions can develop or make one Guṇa prominent.
Thus we can plan or practice Āsana or Prāṇāyāma to promote one Guṇa.
The practice of Yoga can influence the Guṇa.
the room where you practice can affect the Guṇa
by photographs, colour of paint, smell.
Even Mantra are classified into Guṇa.
This needs to be considered when using Mantra for the individual.
Meditation can be related to the Guṇa.
The object of our inquiry must be related or,
in accordance with what we want to produce.”
– TKV Desikachar on Sāṃkhya and Yoga
The element of compromise in the body
“This also applies that, as a teacher,
we should be aware of the student’s limitations.
These are variables according to the person,
as well as the climate, the environment, etc.
They are not constant and neither are the effects.
This compromise can react in many ways.
You put your mind in one place during
an Āsana, the body compensates
and places the escape elsewhere.”
– 108 Yoga Planning Pointers
– The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated
“Plan a practice where the Pradhāna or crown
is working dynamically in the Pūrṇa form
of Eka Pāda Uttāna Mayūrāsana.”
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– Yoga Practice Planning and Theory Questions – Collected & Collated