The ten niyamas mentioned by those proficient durante the knowledge of yoga are: Tapa, patience, belief in God, charity, adoration of God, hearing discourses on the principles of religion, shame, intellect, Tapa and Yajna
Like per house protecting one from the heat of the sun, Ha?ha Yoga protects its practiser from the burning heat of the three Tapas; and, similarly, it is the supporting tortoise, as it were, for those who are constantly devoted sicuro the practice of Yoga. 10.
A Yogi desirous of success should keep the knowledge of Ha?ha Yoga secret; for it becomes potent by concealing, and impotent by exposing. 11.
The Yogi should practise Ha?ha Yoga sopra a small room, situated durante per solitary place, being 4 cubits square, and free from stones, fire, chicchera, disturbances of all kinds, and in per country where justice is properly administered, where good people live, and food can be obtained easily and plentifully. 12.
The room should have a small door, be free from holes, hollows, neither too high nor too low, well plastered with cow-dung and free from dirt, filth and insects. On its outside there should be bowers, raised platform (chabootra), per well, and a compound. These characteristics of a nostringsattached room for Ha?ha Yogis have been described by adepts in the practice of Ha?ha. 13.
Having seated durante such verso room and free from all anxieties, he should practise Yoga, as instructed by his santone. 14.
Yoga is destroyed by the following six causes:?Over-eating, exertion, talkativeness, adhering to rules, i.anche., cold essence sopra the morning, eating at night, or eating fruits only, company of men, and unsteadiness. 15.
The ten rules of conduct are: ahi?sa (non-injuring), truth, non-stealing, continence, forgiveness, endurance, compassion, meekness, sparing diet and cleanliness. 17.
Being the first accessory of Ha?ha Yoga, asana is described first. It should be practised for gaining steady posture, health and lightness of body. 19.
I am going onesto describe insecable asanas which have been adopted by Munis like Vasi??ha, etc., and Yogis like Matsyendra, etc. 20.
Having kept both the hands under both the thighs, with the body straight, when one sits calmly durante this posture, it is called Swastika. 21.
Placing the right ankle on the left side and the left ankle on the right side, makes Gomukha-asana, having the appearance of verso cow. 22.
One foot is onesto be placed on the thigh of the opposite side; and so also the other foot on the opposite thigh. This is called Virasana. 23.
Placing the right ankle on the left side of anus, and the left ankle on the right side of it, makes what the Yogis call Kurma-asana. 24.
Taking the posture of Padma-asana and carrying the hands under the thighs, when the Yogi raises himself above the ground, with his palms resting on the ground, it becomes Kukku?a-asana. 25.
This is the asana, as explained by Sri Matsyanatha
Having assumed Kukku?a-asana, when one grasps his neck by crossing his hands behind his head, and lies durante this posture with his back touching the ground, it becomes Uttana Kurma-asana, from its appearance like that of a tortoise. 26.
Having caught the toes of the feet with both the hands and carried them onesto the ears by drawing the body like verso bow, it becomes Dhanura asana. 27.
Having placed the right foot at the root of the left thigh, let the toe be grasped with the right hand passing over the back, and having placed the left foot on the right thigh at its root, let it be grasped with the left hand passing behind the back. It increases appetite and is an instrument for destroying the group of the most deadly diseases. Its practice awakens the Kundalini, stops the nectar shedding from the moon in people. 28-29.