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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
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a classical text describing Hatha Yoga. It is the oldest surviving text on Hatha Yoga. Swami Swatmarama, a disciple of Swami Goraknath, wrote the text, drawing upon previous texts and his own experiences. While the text describes asanas (postures), purifying practices (shatkarma), mudras (finger and hand positions), bandhas (locks), and pranayama (breath exercises), it also explains that the purpose of Hatha Yoga is the awakening of kundalini (subtle energy), advancement to Raja Yoga, and the experience of deep meditative absorption known as samadhi.
This groundbreaking commentary sheds light on the ancient scripture, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, dispelling the confusion and misinformation that permeated the world of Hatha Yoga today. Shri Yogi Hari, a world-renowned Yogi from the Sivananda lineage, a venerable Rishi, beloved Guru and perfected Master of Hatha, Nada and Raja Yoga, has selflessly dedicated his life to bringing the ancient mystical knowledge of Yoga to humanity until now. Also included are inspiring pictures of Shri Yogi Hari performing various Asanas and Mudras with detailed descriptions and easy-to-follow instructions on how to get into such poses.
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.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika Hatha Yoga Pradipika is among the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga. The text describes asanas, purifying practices, shatkarma, mudras, finger and hand positions, bandhas, locks, and pranayama, breath exercises. The book explains the purpose of Hatha Yoga, the awakening of subtle energy kundalini, advancement to Raja Yoga, and the experience of deep meditative absorption known as samadhi. Yogi Swatmarama Yogi Swatmarama was a 15th and 16th century yogic sage in India. He is best known for compiling the yoga manual Hatha Pradipika or Light on Hatha Yoga. Swatmarama maitains throughout the text that Hatha Yoga's true purpose is the arousal of the Kundalini, until perfection in Raja Yoga is achieved, i.e. liberation.
Possibly the oldest extant text about Hatha Yoga, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika was written about the 15th century.Written in the 16th century by Swama Svatamarama, this book is concerned with the physical postures and breathing exercises of hatha yoga. It also provides detailed information about the Kundalini, the divine force or energy which is awakened through the practice of yoga.