From the Introduction Over the last half millennium, one book has established itself as the classic work on Hatha Yoga--the book you are holding in your hands. An Indian yogi named Svatmarama wrote the Hatha Yoga Pradipika in the fifteenth century C.E. Drawing on his own experience and older works now lost, he wrote this book for the student of Yoga. He wrote this book for you. Table of Contents Introduction Asanas Pranayama Mudras Samadhi Contributors About the Author Now living in Woodstock, New York, Brian Dana Akers began practicing Yoga at age twelve, learning Sanskrit at seventeen, and working in publishing at twenty-three. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Eight Sample Verses Yoga succeeds by these six: enthusiasm, openness, courage, knowledge of the truth, determination, and solitude. Success is achieved neither by wearing the right clothes nor by talking about it. Practice alone brings success. This is the truth, without a doubt. When the breath is unsteady, the mind is unsteady. When the breath is steady, the mind is steady, and the yogi becomes steady. Therefore one should restrain the breath. As salt and water become one when mixed, so the unity of self and mind is called samadhi. He who binds the breath, binds the mind. He who binds the mind, binds the breath. Center the self in space and space in the self. Make everything space, then don't think of anything. Empty within, empty without, empty like a pot in space. Full within, full without, full like a pot in the ocean. Don't think of external things and don't think of internal things. Abandon all thoughts, then don't think of anything.
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The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, authored in the 15th century is one of the most well-known texts on physical yoga. This translation offers unique perspectives and insight from Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who had perhaps the most influence in physical yoga in the modern era. Drawing upon extensive notes of private studies with Krishnamacharya, his long time student, A. G. Mohan, presents critical analysis unavailable in any other translation to date. This translation includes summaries, notes on which practices may be more or less useful or even harmful, and comparisons to the Gheranda Samhita. This book is a worthwhile read and companion to any serious yoga aspirant, especially those interested in knowing what one of the most influential yogis of the modern times had to say on the esoteric practices of hatha yoga: on pranayama, mudras, and bandhas.
|Book Title||: The Hatha Yoga Pradipika of Sw tm r m Sw mi Translated by Shriniv s Iy ng r Published with the Original Text and Its Commentary by Tookaram Tatya|
|Release Date||: 1893|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
This is perhaps the most detailed commentary, most English-expressed translation of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika with profuse illustrations of what happens in the subtle body of a yogi who is proficient in kundalini manipulation for subtle body transformation. Some diagrams show what happens in the subtle body of a yogi who masters this process. The tantric aspects of controlled psyche-arresting sexual intercourse is plainly discusses just as Swatmarama Mahayogin did in the Sanskrit original but with more details in the commentary of exactly how that is done. This is the theory. A reader is responsible for the practice but there is sufficient exposition. Any ascetic can use this information to develop a kundalini yoga practice. The raja yoga integration of remaining introverted while being externally occupied is explained. Kundalini yoga as it is described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a complicated mix of ascetic practices, but if the student learns each of the aspects from a competent teacher, it can be mastered. This book is the syllabus for such education and gives the theoretical platform for this.
Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English-language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master's theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.
Possibly the oldest extant text about Hatha Yoga, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika was written about the 15th century CE, by Swami Swatmarama, a disciple of Swami Goraknath. --Sacred Texts
Description: The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is an important text in which are enumerated the essentials of yoga. It explains in clear terms the asanas, pranayama, mudras, and the samdhi which are essential in the practice of yoga and describes the stages and the correct methods for doing these. It also discusses the philosophy underlying the yoga and is a manual of instructions for the students of yoga. The importance of this text for teacher and student of yoga alike cannot be overestimated as this treatise is of immense practical value. The present work contains the original Sanskrit text and its translation into English alongwith an Introduction. Contents Introduction I. On Asanas II. On Pranayama III. On Mudras IV. On Samadhi