The third chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras instructs us about the progression of our practice - Vibhuti Pada.

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 39

udana-jayaat jala-pankha-kantakadishv-asango-'tkrantischa ||39||

उदानजयाअत् जलपण्खकण्टकादिष्वसङ्गोऽत्क्रान्तिश्च ॥३९॥

udāna-jayāat jala-paṇkha-kaṇṭakādiṣv-asaṅgo-'tkrāntiśca ॥39॥

Gaining mastery over upward flowing energy (udana-vayu) severs contact with mud, water, thorns and the like; whereupon the yogi levitates. ||39||


udāna = udana-vayu; an aspect of ethereal energy; prana; energy in the throat; upward flowing energy
jayāt = by mastery
jala = water
paṇkha = mud; swamp
kaṇṭaka = thorn
ādiṣu = and so on
asaṅgaḥ = (nom.) no contact; no adhesion; cessation of contact
utkrānti = rising; ascension; levitation; to be lightweight
ca = and

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