The Illustrations: Pictures and Videos

  1. 6.Kripalu Yoga: Dharana (concentration, focused or fixed mind on a single object)

  2. A.Asanas (yogic postures or poses)

  3. (with active/passive breathing or pranayama)

  4. a. Thakor Patel, b. Parool Patel, c. Eric Banter

  1. B.Bandhas (locks)

  2. (with active breathing or pranayama)

  3. C.Slow Motion Prana Movements/Exercises, Video

  4. (with active/passive breathing or pranayama)

  5. a.Thakor Patel (May 2011): hands/arms floating up in sitting position

  6. b.Eric Banter (May 2011): hands/arms floating up in savasana position-overhead and back

  7. 7.Kripalu Meditation: Dhyana (complete concentration of mind)

  8. Various mental states in meditation: Tandra (drowsiness), Nidra (yogic sleep), murcha (swoon), samadhi (super-consciousness)- savikalpa

  9. A.Moving Meditation/Meditation in Motion, Video

  10. (With active/passive pranayama)

  11. a.Thakor Patel, May 1995

  12. b.Eric Banter, May 2011

  1. B. Still Meditation (With active/passive pranayama)

6 & 7. Kripalu Yoga & Meditation: Dharana & Dhyana

  1. A. Pranic/Therapeutic Application of Various Postures Movement and Pranayama, Video

  2. (With active/passive pranayama)

  3. a.Thakor Patel

  4. b.Eric Banter

  5. B.Yogic Dance/Dhyana Mudras/Movements/Spiritual Dances, Video

  6. (With active/passive pranayama)

  7. With Bapuji’s Dhuns and Bhanjans Music Played

  8. a.Thakor Patel

  9. b.Thakor Patel leading the movements/dances and/or the participants following him

  10. c.Spiritual dances in group: Garba and Dandia Rass (clapping with hands and/or playing with wood sticks)

  11. To Improvise prana energy and to experience meditation, moving through specific energy forms such as ‘circle’, figure eight (8) and spinning around, in both directions.

  12. 8.Kripalu Meditation & Samadhi: (the state of super-consciousness and perfect bliss)

  13. (With active/passive pranayama)

  1. A.Mudras (developed forms of asanas with/without locks)

  2. The following ten predominantly important mudras in which ‘prana’ has the primary place and the bodily organs have the subsidiary one.

  3. B.Dhyanmudras (the developed forms of standing postures in the state of meditation with/without locks)

  4. C.Still Meditation/Samadhi and the dissolution of the mind

  5. (with passive pranayama)

Kripalu/Bapuji has demonstrated various Dhyanmudras. The following some of them are:

Moolbandhamudra, Uddiyana bandhamudra, Jalandharbandhamudra

Mahamudra, Mahavedhmudra

Mahabandhmudra, Vipritkaranimudra, Yonimudra, Vajrolimudra

Shaktichalanamudra, Khecharimudra

Still Meditation/Samadhi


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