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Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
SKU: HATHAYOP
by, Yogi Svatmarama
Commentary by Swami Vishnudevananda

The classic fifteenth century Sanskrit manual on Hatha Yoga.

  • 182 pages, Indian paperback
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$10.95
Composed in the 15th century as a compilation of the earlier haṭha yoga texts, Svātmārāma incorporates older Sanskrit concepts into his synthesis. He introduces his system as a preparatory stage for physical purification before higher meditation, or Raja Yoga.

The work consists of 389 shlokas in four chapters that describe topics including purification (ṣaṭkarma), posture (āsana), breath control (prāṇāyāma), spiritual centres in the body (chakra), coiled power (kuṇḍalinī), force postures bandha), energy (śakti), channels of the subtle body (nāḍī), and symbolic gestures (mudrā). Chapter topics are as follows:

Chapter 1 deals with setting the proper environment for yoga, the ethical duties of a yogi, and the asanas.
Chapter 2 deals with pranayama and the satkarmas.
Chapter 3 discusses the mudras and their benefits.
Chapter 4 deals with meditation and samadhi as a journey of personal spiritual growth.

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is presented in Devanagari text with translation and commentary.
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