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 on: April 06, 2017, 12:50:01 PM 
Started by Bhagavannath - Last post by Siegle
It was an interesting read thanks.

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 on: November 26, 2015, 01:38:58 AM 
Started by lazaru108 - Last post by lazaru108
Aadesh aadesh!

I am soon to visit India and will be spending some time in Goa and Mumbai, and was interested to know of any places of interest related to Nath tradition that I could visit whilst there, and any book shops/stalls that provide English texts relating to the tradition. I am aware that yogi vilasnath has produced quite a few in Hindi and English

:)

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 on: March 21, 2015, 12:11:59 AM 
Started by ciel - Last post by ciel
Hi Guru Matsyendranath and others members of this forum,

I'm really inspired by your life Guru Matsyendranath, I don't know if someday I will leave everything to practice yoga, and if I have the opportunity in the future I want to go in India to find a Guru to learn more. But I don't know a lot about the lineages out there. From what I red a lot of lineages are believers lineages but perhaps I'm wrong about it, and it is just my opinion but I don't want to start believing in gods, buddha jesus or whatever.

Can you say a little about lineages please?


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 on: February 05, 2015, 01:12:02 PM 
Started by Sadhak - Last post by Siegfried
Hi Mumukshu,

Thanks ! I am sure it will be helpfull. What this school teaches is mainly a form of viyayama and most of the movements he teaches don't look like yoga but they are more based on martial arts. That is very good because there are many circular movements as most of our joints are moving in circular fashion.
There are other things that are important such as the strength in the feet. That is why there are also lots of squatting exercises, sitting on the heels, standing on the toes etc... A very good practice is doing horse stand around 5 minutes per day.

To prepare for higher practices and develop the inner nerve and muscle control needed for that, learning shat-karma are also essential. Sutra and Jala Neti, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti, Kapalabhati and Trataka all need to be learn. Its a very long process and most of those practices are challenging.

It's all a matter of getting the inner energies balanced, vayus stable and getting the nadis clean. This can not be achieved by stretching exercises. For what siddhasana concerns, the requirements stated in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika for successful siddhasana are on a far, far higher and other level than just getting into the position. So I wouldn't worry too much about those 4 cm :)

Thanks a lot and Best Regards !

siegfried

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 on: February 04, 2015, 11:52:00 PM 
Started by Sadhak - Last post by Mumukshu
Dear Siegfried,

Thank you for your info. I suppose then that I can say, that I've traveled half of the way, for I can sit in siddhasana (on a little pad not to soft) for more or less 45 minutes.
However my left knee remains at approximately 4 cm from the ground, so i'll look for adittional exercices that will soften my hips joints. Perhaps I'll find some in Zhanders site.

Namaste

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 on: February 02, 2015, 12:01:40 PM 
Started by Sadhak - Last post by Siegfried
Hello Mumukshu,

For what flexibility concerns, I think there is only one receipt and that is endless patience. I learnt that one can not force the body. If try doing that, it will or cause damage or the body will take revenge later by actually getting stiffer instead of more flexible. When i started yoga 5 years ago, i could not touch my knees with my hands (legs straight) and i was too stiff to even get down to the floor. Sitting on the floor in whatever position was out of the question. Now after 5 years with 10-12 hours practice per week, I manage to sit in sukhasana (simple crosslegged) for about 1 min. My personal opinion is that if somebody is eager to get flexible to get in all kind of positions, this person better stop with yoga. Yoga is nothing for him/her and it will never work.

If you are interested in preparatory exercises for asana practice, I advise to have a look at what Zhander Remete is teaching with his Shadow Yoga preludes. Those forms are really very good to practice and to prepare for asana practice. I understood you are also living in Belgium. Here there is not such a teacher but there are some very good ones in the Netherlands, France and Germany.

Thanks and Best Regards !

siegfried

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 on: December 11, 2014, 03:14:05 PM 
Started by Sadhak - Last post by Mumukshu
Tanks Dévadasi. I m a bit acquainted with nadis but probably not enough.

Bideway do you know about any preparatory exercises capable of rendering siddhasana  easier to perform?
I sit in the border of a little cushion not too soft and
as a male I usually place my right heel against my groin but I must confess that I have some stretching problems with my left knee, since it doesn't touch the ground.

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 on: December 11, 2014, 11:59:28 AM 
Started by Sadhak - Last post by Devadasi
Hi, Let me share my Views:

Siddhasana is often considered as the purification pose. It cleanses 72,000 nadis (lines of energy) in our body. It has been referred to as the most distinguished of all yoga positions in the 14th century manual Hatha Yoga Pradipika -

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 on: July 26, 2014, 01:46:40 AM 
Started by Vetus - Last post by Vetus
I was taught that reincarnation was nearly unavoidable experience for the majority of people, but upon researching the topic of ghosts (earthbound human spirits), there seems to be way too many to account for, if reincarnation is really the 'norm'. Can anyone explain how there seems to be so many ghosts around, and how this relates to reincarnation? Thanks!

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 on: May 27, 2014, 07:42:52 PM 
Started by Mumukshu - Last post by Mumukshu



Namaskar to all,

Matsyendranath Yogi booklet on Dvadashanta whose publication is for short (!) motivated me to post here, my own little sensations/perceptions related to Dvadashanta, resulting from my (very) limited experience, mostly based upon Kashmir Shaivism spiritual exercises.
Please do not hesitate into comment, eventually correct me or add some possibly useful info  – I’m here to learn ! (Hope you forgive me, if I do not use systematically indian names...)

According KShaivism there are 3 important Dvadashantas :
1-   First one located approximately 3 fists above the the top of the skull.(Sahasrara  Dvadash.)
2-   The second one located approx. 3 fists in front of the Heart Chakra.
3-   And the third, that some people see as de less important, located beneath muladhara at more or less the same distance.

Of course,here we’re dealing with invisible spiritual cosmic “zones” , invisibles but that we can feel, for they have a density…and the most interesting here, is that the first time that I felt them, (the Heart Center being the most intense in my case)  I was ignorant about their existence through readings – books, internet, etc.
(Which might be relevant, because as you all know our conscious mind – our ego - is often easily influenced, it’s one of the traps in our way…)

This soul felt some pleasant/blissful sensations after a not so long period of seated practice of uccara/anavopaya according KShaivism, as follows:
1. breathing in and out on each chakra from the top of the skull till the base of the spine, followed by
2-breathing in from the latter till the former (so the reverse of 1.) and then breathing out from the top of the skull till the basis of the spine, followed by
3- Cakrodaya, that is, focus on breathing while slightly pressing the throat with the chin, followed by
4 – Focusing the awareness on the heart chakra, and this is when the Dvadashantas perception becomes more intense.

As I said already, the one in front of the heart chakra, one can even feel something like an invisible bridge, connecting the heart chakra to the corresponding Dvadashanta.  This  is always accompanied by some degree of pratyahara (logically?).

Thankful in advance for your attention
 





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