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A sculpture of a Hindu yogi in the Birla Mandir, Delhi
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A yogi (Sanskrit feminine: yogini) is a term for a male who practices various forms of the path of Yoga, maintaining a steadfast mind, the process of transcending the lower self. These designations are mostly reserved for advanced or daily practitioners. In contemporary English yogin is an alternative rendering for the word yogi. This word is often used to describe Buddhist monks or any lay person or householder who is devoted to meditation. Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... A 10th century sculpture of a Yogini from the Smithsonian Institute A yogini is the female equivalent to a practicing male yogi. ... For other uses, see Yoga (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Gompa, India. ... A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... For other senses of this word, see Meditation (disambiguation). ...


The Shiva-Samhita text defines the yogi as someone who knows that the entire cosmos is situated within his own body, and the Yoga-Shikha-Upanishad distinguishes two kinds of yogins: those who pierce through the "sun" (surya) by means of the various yogic techniques and those who access the door of the central conduit (sushumna-nadi) and drink the nectar[1].


Yogi as tantric

According to the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika text, a yogi is more specifically a practioner of seminal (bindu) retention with the intention of absorbing the female essence (rajas) by means of the practice of the vajroli-mudra, also as a means of conscious conception practice.[2].


References

1-2. Feuerstein, Georg. The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga, Shambhala Publications, Boston, 2000 p. 321, 350.


See also

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia. A 10th century sculpture of a Yogini from the Smithsonian Institute A yogini is the female equivalent to a practicing male yogi. ... This is a list of yoga schools and their teachers in alphabetical order with a focus on Hatha yoga. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Nuttall Encyclopædia is an early-20th-century encyclopedia, edited by Rev. ...


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