Hatha Yoga, sometimes referred to as the "psychophysical yoga",is a particular system of Yoga described by Yogi Swatmarama, compiler of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika in 15th century India.
Hatha Yoga differs substantially from the Raja Yoga of Patanjali in that it focuses on "shatkarma," the purification of the physical body as leading to the purification of the mind, and "prana," or vital energy.
Compared to the seated asana, or sitting meditation posture, of Patanjali's Raja yoga,it marks the development of asanas into the full body 'postures' now in popular usage and, along with its many modern variations, is the style that many people associate with the word "Yoga" today.
Mix 1 cup of wheat flour,1 table spoon of rice flour,1 Egg white,
1/2 bunch of chopped fenugreek leaves, 1 tea spoon of chilli powder,1 tea spoon of salt,1 table spoon of cumin seeds, 3 table spoons of very finey chooped onions and water.
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Today I would like to share few more details about Yoga.
There are many compounds containing yoga in Sanskrit, many of them unrelated to the technical or spiritual sense the word has taken in Vedanta. Yoga in these words takes meanings such as "union, connection, contact", or "method, application, performance", etc.
Many such compounds are also found in the wider field of religion. Thus, bhakti-yoga means "devoted attachment" in the monotheistic Bhakti movement. The term kriya-yoga has a grammatical sense, meaning "connection with a verb".
But the same compound is also given a technical meaning in the Yoga Sutras, designating the "practical" aspects of the philosophy, i.e. the "union with the Supreme" due to performance of duties in everyday life.
In a large bowl, combine the 1 1/2 cups of sweet corn (battered), 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion, 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, 1 tea spoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Position a large cast-iron skillet over the grate. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and heat until hot. Working in batches, drop 1/4 cupfuls of the batter onto the skillet, leaving an inch in between. Cover and cook, turning once and pressing gently to flatten, until browned and cooked through and serve hot wih your favorite sauces.
Bring 1 1/4 cups of chicken broth to a boil in a 2 quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the 1 cup of couscous. Cover the pot and cook for 6 to 7 mins, let stand for 5 minutes in low heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together 3 table spoons of olive oil, 2 tables spoons of lime juice, 1 tea spoon of vinegar and 1/2 tea spoon of cumin. Add some chooped green onions, 1 chooped red pepper, chopped cilantro, 1 cup of corn and 15 ounce of canned beans (drained) and toss to coat.
Fluff the couscous well, breaking up any chunks. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve
Whisk 2 eggs with some cheese and chives and season with salt and pepper and a few drops of hot sauce.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, add some butter and olive oil to the pan.Now add yout favaroite meats like grounded chicken or smoked salmon in to the pan. Fry the meat up to to 5 mins and add egg mixture.
Scramble to desired consistency and serve with a sclied plum tomato,seasoned with salt and pepper.
For the bread toast, rub hot toast with cracked garlic and butter.
Another type of practice which relates to Yoga is called as Tantra.
Tantra is a practice that is supposed to alter the relation of its practitioners to the ordinary social, religious, and logical reality in which they live. Through Tantra practice, an individual perceives reality as maya, illusion, and the individual achieves liberation from it.
Both Tantra & Yoga offer paths that relieve a person from depending on the world. Where Yoga relies on progressive restriction of inputs from outside; Tantra relies on transmutation of all external inputs so that one is no longer dependent on them, but can take them or leave them at will. They both make a person independent.
This particular path to salvation among the several offered by Hinduism, links Tantrism to those practices of Indian religion, such as yoga, meditation, and social renunciation, which are based on temporary or permanent withdrawal from social relationships and modes.