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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

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[1] on various objects. If he concentrates on the plexus at the navel while attaining samādhi, he gets a detailed and clear knowledge[2] of the internal structure of the body (kāyavyuha).[3] This will help him keep his body in a fit condition.


  1. Samādhi means perfect concentration, super conscious experience.
  2. Jñāna means clear knowledge.
  3. Yogasutras 3.29
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore