By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Kayavyuhajnana, KAyavyuhajJAna, Kaayavyuhajyaana
Kāyavyuhajñāna literally means ‘knowledge of the internal structure of the body’.
The Yogasutras of Patañjali (200 B. c.) describes various siddhis or vibhutis (supernatural powers) that a yogi attains by samādhi on various objects. If he concentrates on the plexus at the navel while attaining samādhi, he gets a detailed and clear knowledge of the internal structure of the body (kāyavyuha). This will help him keep his body in a fit condition.
- Samādhi means perfect concentration, super conscious experience.
- Jñāna means clear knowledge.
- Yogasutras 3.29
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore