The systematisation and inclusion of the hatha-yoga
The systematisation of the hatha-yoga discourse
Hatha-yoga – defined as a specific set of techniques explicitly designed to manipulate the subtle body with the effect of creating siddhi and jivan-mukti identities – emerged as we have seen between 1100 and1300 AD307. We have already mentioned the Siddha Matsyendra as being one of the creative conceptualisers. In the later Nath tradition it was claimed that it was the Siddha Gorakhnath – often claimed to be the founder of the Kanphata yogis – who brought hatha-yoga discourse to full fruition with concise and comprehensive descriptions of its notions and techniques. Both acclaimed cult founders – Matsyendra and Gorakhnath – are thought by many to have been leaders of early Nath cults worshipping Siva (Mallik 1953). Hence it seems that as hatha-yoga became systematised, it took place within a Saivite milieu importing various energetic Tantric techniques. This leads us to assume that hatha-yoga discourse in its final systematising phase became strongly enveloped in Saivite sign systems. As the hatha-yoga discourse moved into the upper classes there would also be further strong filtering of the original antinomian sexual character.
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