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A variation of the above asana which is somewhat more difficult hoga given below. Bend the head backwards and stretch the feet so that the toes are pointed.
My pervious posts on Salutations to the Teacher and the Eternal One. Sit erect on the ground, with the legs bent at the knees, the edges of the feet touching each other, the soles facing upwards, the heels placed below the generating organs, the two thighs touching the ground and in straight line.
Yoga Makaranda Part II
After practice has advanced, after having taken six breaths without bending the trunk, three deep breaths are taken, exhaling while bending the trunk.
The left ann is taken round the right knee, round the left side of the body and behind the back. Visit The ongoing Yogasanagalu Translation Project page for the translation we have so far. Place the palms with the fingers to the front, about 12 inches behind the buttocks and about 18 inches apart.
Muscles may not be showy, but better health and balanced development of mind and body takes place. Similar practices are also found in books written by men of other religions. While inhaling, life the trunk and arms and reach the standing posture.
Take the left hand behind the back so that the fingers of the left hand may catch hold of the right leg at the shin, just above the ankle. The Yoga Makaranda was Krishnamacharya’s first book, it was written insupposedly over four days and published in the Kanada language in and later translated into Tamil.
They merge into the sixth limb of yoga, dharana, which leads to samadhi. Mohan While reading the document please bear in mind the following: The elbows should be about 12 inches in front of the knees. Why is there the division of hatha-yoga and raja-yoga?
The knees should continue touching the ground. Sit erect and spine stretched. Swing the stretched arms to either side of the body, till the arms are in a straight line at the shoulder level.
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Lie flat on the ground, on the back, both legs stretched, knees together, arms stretched and by the side of the body, the palms open and touching the ground. Bend backwards as far as possible.
The knee should not be raised when the body is makaranad. While exhaling, bend the trunk and touch the ground with the top of the head. Name since changed to R. Bend one of the legs, say the right, to the Padmasana position, i.
He always taught what was appropriate for each individual.
When to do antah kumbhaka and bahya kumbhaka? While inhaling, lift the trunk to the position in step 2. In this position the body is supported by the knees and the elbows. In this position the right shoulder touches the right knee cap and the trunk gets a 90 degree twist to the left so that the line joining the shoulders is at right angles to the ground.
Slowly exhale and raise both legs together. The legs are spread apart, toes should be pointed, and the thigh and calf muscles kept stretched. Both types of kumbhakam are necessary. makarwnda
Both legs and arms will continue touching the ground and be kept stretched. By practice the body will become supple and the final positions reached in course of time. Twist the trunk and yoya the hands as in step 2 of Section B. Here’s the link again to the full page document.