Classical Pranayama And Philosophy
Gorakhnath is considered the preeminent hatha yogi, supposed to have lived about 1,000 years ago as the famed disciple of the great yogi master Matsyendranath. A few texts are attributed to Gorakhnath. This current rendition of his classic on the body and its secrets is about to be published in English by Kaivalyadham’s philosophico-literary department. It is considered to be the only English translation available. This text goes into great detail on events and happenings in the body, seen esoterically; however, it’s sure to fascinate anyone with a modern understanding of physiology.
It’s more of a manual than a work of philosophy, helping the student, through the teacher, navigate the way and understand practice, its process, and eventual transformations resulting from practice. The Hatha approach has tantric origins but exists as a method appropriate for both those of us living in the world with jobs and families, and for someone secluded and devoted to practice in an ashram or monastery.
Many of the descriptions are relevant to an advanced practitioner, and this is why a teacher is needed to explain what is meant by each verse so it can be better understood by you, the student, at different levels of development.
Hatha and the body, explained well here, is a practical approach, initially using the body but ultimately working deeper into the mental faculties, to experiencing growth and development toward the realms of meditation and eventual liberation. The steps of Hatha are offered as the method to develop awareness and experience true meditation. Work on the body and breath are integral to this through asanas, kriyas (cleansing techniques), kumbhakas (the various pranayama techniques) and mudras (a combination of asana and kumbhaka). At their culmination comes a change, a shift, so unique that the individual is transformed.
Kaivalyadham, by late 2018, have published one of the rare English translation editions of this old but valuable text which we will use for the discussion sessions.It is a rare opportunity today to experience a clear explanation of such often obscure and esoteric lines by an experienced yogi in practical language in order to enhance both our practice and learning. In short, Tiwariji won’t be around forever, so make the most to learn.
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