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 on: September 04, 2017, 04:10:57 PM 
Started by Matsyendranatha Yogi - Last post by durga mantra
During the festival of navarathri people will be on fasting for Goddess Durga and offer prayers by chantng durga mantra. Goddess Durga will always bless her devotees in need. It is belived that in these nine days Goddess Durga will be pleased to shower her blessings to her devotees.

 on: April 06, 2017, 12:50:01 PM 
Started by Bhagavannath - Last post by Siegle
Adesh Nathpanthis
Yogi Suraj Nathji's book, Insight into Meditation and Yoga, has just gone online.  This is a new, revised and enlarged, edition of the earlier work. It may be accessed through:
Adesh Adesh
Bhagavan Nath

It was an interesting read thanks.

 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


 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?

 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 !


 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.


 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 !


 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.

 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 -

 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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