Concetration and Trance: Key Elements of the Yogic Experience of Wellbeing

By Adriana Maldonado This text is an edited (brief) version of my dissertation for the MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS University in London. © Adriana Maldonado, N8 Yoga 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links mayContinue reading “Concetration and Trance: Key Elements of the Yogic Experience of Wellbeing”

Primary conceptions of the yogic body in medieval tantric yoga and modern yoga

I wrote the following text as part of the MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS University. I hope you enjoy it and please send your comments to: adriana.n8yoga@gmail.com All rights reserved – copying the text or a part of the text as your own is plagiarism. The origin of the concept of theContinue reading “Primary conceptions of the yogic body in medieval tantric yoga and modern yoga”

PURPOSE OF HATHA YOGA

A summary of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika By Adriana Maldonado, May 2017 Swami Satyananda Saraswati describes the main objective of hatha yoga in the Introduction of The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (HYP) (Muktibodhananda 1998) as:  “to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the physical body, mind and energy.” He continues describingContinue reading “PURPOSE OF HATHA YOGA”

PRANAYAMA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA

By Adriana Maldonado, May 2017 Pranayama has been translated as the “extension of prana (breath or life force)” (Wikipedia 2017) or “breath control”. In the yogic tradition both definitions are used, the first as a subtle description and the second as the practical and systematic description. Etymologically, pranayama is composed by two words in Sanskrit,Continue reading “PRANAYAMA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA”