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Cough dosham nivaryat (Gherand Samhita, 1/33) ll
Prāṇāyāmena yuktena sarva-roga-kṣayo bhavet (Hatha Pradipika, 2/16) ll
Duḥkhadaurmanasyāṅgamejayatvaśvāsapraśvāsā vikṣepasahabhuvaḥ (Patanjal Yoga Darshan, 1/ 31) ll
Sarve hathelayopāyā rājayogasya siddhaye (Hatha Pradipika, 4/103) ll
śuddham eti yadā sarvaṁ nāḍī-cakraṁ malākulam / tada-iva jāyate yogī prāṇa-saṁgrahaṇe kṣamaḥ (Hatha Pradipika, 2/5)
Pracchardanavidhāraṇābhyāṁ vā prāṇasya (Patanjal Yoga Darshan, 1/34) ll
Tasya vācakaḥ praṇavaḥ (Patanjal Yoga Darshan, 1/ 27) ll
Tataḥ ratyakcetanādhigamo'pyantarāyābhāvaśca (Patanjal Yoga Darshan, 1/ 29) ll
Vyādhistyānasaṁśayapramādālasyāviratibhrāntidarśanālabdhabhūmikatvānavasthitatvāni cittavikṣepāste'ntarāyāḥ (Patanjal Yoga Darshan, 1/30) ll
Yogaścittavrttinirodhaḥ (Patanjal Yoga Darshan, 1/2) ll
Nādi nirmalatām yāti (Gherand Samhita, 1/ 34) ll
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