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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-55

A brief introduction of "Yogāsana - Jaina": An unpublished yoga manuscript


Department of Philosophico-Literary Research, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Gyan S Sahay
Department of Philosophico-Literary Research (PLRD), Kaivalydhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala - 410 403, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0044-0507.141413

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Background: Considering the need to unearth the knowledge of yoga hidden in various handwritten manuscripts, the Philosophico-Literary Research Department of Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala has undertaken a long-term project on unpublished manuscripts. Aims: The current research work aims to study an unpublished yoga manuscript, "Yogāsana-Jaina," by exploring the details in relation to the author as well as the content. Method: The method followed for the current study was descriptive. First, translation of the Ms. from Sanskrit to English, and then a critical analysis of the content were done. Results: The whole manuscript, Yogāsana-Jaina, is devoted to the description of āsana s related with Jaina tradition. It describes around 107 āsana s with illustration of each āsana . Out of 107 āsana s, some āsana s are variations of many popular yoga āsanas , some āsana s are presented with right and left variations, whereas some āsana s are presented in different variations as well as names. Conclusion: The current Ms. can serve to be of great interest to the yoga practitioners/scholars/researchers interested in the variations of āsana s according to tradition, religion, and/or culture.


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