Vignanabhairava: The Book of Yoga

By on March 09, 2016
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Vignanabhairava: The Book of Yoga

There are many different ways in which yoga can help you reach self-realisation

The concept of Vignanabhairava has been of great importance to the approaches in life. It is not merely considered as a text in the Kashmir series. It is in fact a part of ancient technique and has been elevated to the levels of the Upanishads.

It is actually a union of Rudra with Shakti that is the spiritual energy. Tantra means techniques which contain a description of spiritual practices, sacred formulae in the form of mantras, mystical diagrams in the form of yantras, gestures in the form of mudhras, postures in the form of asanas, initiation in the form of diksha, all of which are of various significant mystic practices.

One has to understand an esoteric significance of these words. The text Vignanabhairava mentions 112 types of yoga. It is essentially a book on yoga, but the philosophy of the underlying practices can be better understood if one is acquainted with its metaphysical background. The whole of the yoga system is based on metaphysics. There are certain important things which matter a great deal when you get into some spiritual practices. There are various ways which take you to the ultimate goal of self-realisation.

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