Monday, June 11, 2018

The Padmasana as per hatha yoga pradeepika - sanskrit

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Padmâsana.

अथ पद्मासनम
वामोरूपरि दक्ष्हिणं छ छरणं संस्थाप्य वामं तथा
दक्ष्होरूपरि पश्छिमेन विधिना धॄत्वा कराभ्यां दॄढम |
अङ्गुष्ह्ठौ हॄदये निधाय छिबुकं नासाग्रमालोकयेत
एतद्व्याधि-विनाश-कारि यमिनां पद्मासनं परोछ्यते || ४६ ||

atha padmāsanam
vāmorūpari dakṣhiṇaṃ cha charaṇaṃ saṃsthāpya vāmaṃ tathā
dakṣhorūpari paśchimena vidhinā dhṝtvā karābhyāṃ dṝḍham |
angghuṣhṭhau hṝdaye nidhāya chibukaṃ nāsāghramālokayet
etadvyādhi-vināśa-kāri yamināṃ padmāsanaṃ prochyate || 46 ||

Place the right foot on the left thigh and the left foot on the right thigh, and grasp the toes with the hands crossed over the back. Press the chin against the chest and gaze on the tip of the nose. This is called the Padmâsana, the destroyer of the diseases of the Yamîs.46.

उत्तानौ छरणौ कॄत्वा ऊरु-संस्थौ परयत्नतः |
ऊरु-मध्ये तथोत्तानौ पाणी कॄत्वा ततो दॄशौ || ४७ ||

uttānau charaṇau kṝtvā ūru-saṃsthau prayatnataḥ |
ūru-madhye tathottānau pāṇī kṝtvā tato dṝśau || 47 ||

Place the feet on the thighs, with the soles upwards, and place the hands on the thighs, with the palms upwards.47.

नासाग्रे विन्यसेद्राजद-अन्त-मूले तु जिह्वया |
उत्तम्भ्य छिबुकं वक्ष्हस्युत्थाप्य पवनं शनैः || ४८ ||

nāsāghre vinyasedrājad-anta-mūle tu jihvayā |
uttambhya chibukaṃ vakṣhasyutthāpy pavanaṃ śanaiḥ || 48 ||

Gaze on the tip of the nose, keeping the tongue pressed against the root of the teeth of the upper jaw, and the chin against the chest, and raise the air up slowly, i.e., pull the apâna-vâyû gently upwards.48.

इदं पद्मासनं परोक्तं सर्व-वयाधि-विनाशनम |
दुर्लभं येन केनापि धीमता लभ्यते भुवि || ४९ ||

idaṃ padmāsanaṃ proktaṃ sarva-vyādhi-vināśanam |
durlabhaṃ yena kenāpi dhīmatā labhyate bhuvi || 49 ||

This is called the Padmâsana, the destroyer of all diseases. It is difficult of attainment by everybody, but can be learnt by intelligent people in this world.49.

कॄत्वा सम्पुटितौ करौ दॄढतरं बद्ध्वा तु पद्ममासनं
गाढं वक्ष्हसि सन्निधाय छिबुकं धयायंश्छ तछ्छेतसि |
वारं वारमपानमूर्ध्वमनिलं परोत्सारयन्पूरितं
नयञ्छन्प्राणमुपैति बोधमतुलं शक्ति-परभावान्नरः || ५० ||

kṝtvā sampuṭitau karau dṝḍhataraṃ baddhvā tu padmamāsanaṃ
ghāḍhaṃ vakṣhasi sannidhāya chibukaṃ dhyāyaṃścha tachchetasi |
vāraṃ vāramapānamūrdhvamanilaṃ protsārayanpūritaṃ
nyañchanprāṇamupaiti bodhamatulaṃ śakti-prabhāvānnaraḥ || 50 ||

Having kept both the hands together in the lap, performing the Padmâsana firmly, keeping the chin Fixed to the chest and contemplating on Him in the mind, by drawing the apâna-vâyû up (performing Mûla Bandha) and pushing down the air after inhaling it, joining thus the prâṇa

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and apâna in the navel, one gets the highest intelligence by awakening the śakti (kundalinî) thus.50.

NḄ.—When Apâna Vâyû is drawn gently up and after filling in the lungs with the air from outside, the prâṇa is forced down by and by so as to join both of them in the navel, they both enter then the Kundalinî and, reaching the Brahma randhra (the great hole), they make the mind calm. Then the mind can contemplate on the nature of the âtmana and can enjoy the highest bliss.

पद्मासने सथितो योगी नाडी-दवारेण पूरितम |
मारुतं धारयेद्यस्तु स मुक्तो नात्र संशयः || ५१ ||

padmāsane sthito yoghī nāḍī-dvāreṇa pūritam |
mārutaṃ dhārayedyastu sa mukto nātra saṃśayaḥ || 51 ||

The Yogî who, sitting with Padmâsana, can control breathing, there is no doubt, is free from bondage.