As shown earlier, it was a typical ideological manoeuvre throughout Indian history to accept competitive rituals, ideas and practices by giving them an inferior status in one’s own existing worldview and practices. This is how cultural and religious fields work. According to such an inclusive strategy, hatha-yoga by itself cannot bring liberation. It just sorted out some basic body issues very quickly. The real work was still left to the old practices and doctrines like meditation or Saivite rituals362.
The irony is that HYP of Svatmarama was itself an example of such an inclusion strategy. As HYP was written in Sanskrit its audience was the upper castes. The text showed the audience that hatha-yoga’s techniques could be meaningfully integrated in existing theological discourse. With this manoeuvre hatha-yoga lost its power and independence.363
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