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”

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”