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THE HINDU-YOGISCIENCE OF BREATH
A COMPLETE MANUAL OF THE ORIENTAL BREATHING PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL,MENTAL, PSYCHIC AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT.
By YOGI RAMACHARAKA
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CHAPTER I
SALAAM
The Western student is apt to be somewhat confused in hisideas regarding the Yogis and their philosophy and practice.Travelers to India have written great tales about the hordesof fakirs, mendicants and mountebanks who infest the greatroads of India and the streets of its cities, and whoimpudently claim the title "Yogi." The Western student isscarcely to be blamed for thinking of the typical Yogi as anemaciated, fanatical, dirty, ignorant Hindu, who either sitsin a fixed posture until his body becomes ossified, or elseholds his arm up in the air until it becomes stiff andwithered and forever after remains in that position, orperhaps clenches his fist and holds it tight until his fingernails grow through the palmsof his hands. That these people exist is true, but their claim to the title "Yogi" seems asabsurd to the true Yogi as does the claim to the title "Doctor" on the part of the manwho pares one's corns seem to the eminent surgeon, or as does the title of "Professor,"as assumed by the street corner vendor of worm medicine, seem to the President of Harvard or Yale.There have been for ages past in India and other Oriental countries men who devotedtheir time and attention to the development of Man, physically, mentally andspiritually. The experience of generations of earnest seekers has been handed down forcenturies from teacher to pupil, and gradually a definite Yogi science was built up. Tothese investigations and teachings was finally applied the term "Yogi," from the Sanscritword "Yug," meaning "to join." From the same source comes the English word "yoke,"with a similar meaning. Its use in connection with these teachings is difficult to trace,different authorities giving different explanations, but probably the most ingenious isthat which holds that it is intended as the Hindu equivalent for the idea conveyed bythe English phrase, "getting into harness," or "yoking up," as the Yogi undoubtedly "getsinto harness" in his work of controlling the body and mind by the Will.Yoga is divided into several branches, ranging from that which teaches the control of the body, to that which teaches the attainment of the highest spiritual development. Inthe work we will not go into the higher phases of the subject, except when the "Scienceof Breath" touches upon the same. The "Science of Breath" touches Yoga at many points,and although chiefly concerned with the development and control of the physical, hasalso its psychic side, and even enters the field of spiritual development.

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