Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Translation with Notes from Krishnamacharya

Author: A. G. Mohan

Publisher: Svastha Yoga

ISBN: 9789811131332


Page: N.A

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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.

Kundalini Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Author: Michael Beloved

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988401174


Page: 706

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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.

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Translated)

Author: Svatmarama

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0989996646

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 115

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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.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Light on Hatha Yoga

Author: Yogi Hari

Publisher: NADA Productions

ISBN: 9781577770527

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

View: 7893

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.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Author: Shailendra Sharma

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491015933

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 268

View: 9899

This book is the most ancient and mysterious work on yoga, describing in detail all steps towards self realization. It can also be called a Manual of Kriya Yoga for advanced practitioners.

The Yoga of Light

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Author: Swami Svātmārāma,Hans Ulrich Rieker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780913922071

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Author: Swami Swatmarama

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1909676802

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 90

View: 1743

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.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Author: Yogi Swatmarama

Publisher: Adelphi Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787245322

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 58

View: 6207

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.

Jivamukti Yoga

Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

Author: Sharon Gannon,David Life

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307486646

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 7024

The long-awaited, complete guide to the popular, vigorous American method of yoga that is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom and scriptures “In this day and age of health and fitness trends, it is assuring to know that Sharon and David encourage their students to draw inspiration from the classical texts of Yoga and timeless scriptural sources. What I appreciate so much about David and Sharon is how they help their Yoga students to understand and appreciate the wisdom of all the great saints and jivamuktas who have contributed to raising consciousness. Ultimately, it is Self-Realization, that is the true goal of Yoga.” –SRI SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA Creators of the extremely popular Jivamukti Yoga method and cofounders of the New York City studios where it is taught, Sharon Gannon and David Life present their unique style of yoga for the first time in book form. As they explain their intensely physical and spiritual system of flowing postures, they provide inspiring expert instruction to guide you in your practice. Unlike many books about yoga, Jivamukti Yoga focuses not only on the physical postures but also on how they evolved–the origins of the practices in yoga’s ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions–the psychotherapeutic benefits that accrue with a steady practice, and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the mind and body. Jivamukti Yoga, which means “soul liberation,” guides your body and soul into spiritual freedom, physical strength, peace of mind, better health, and Self-realization–the ultimate goal of any practice. Gannon and Life help you understand each of the practices that comprise the yoga path to enlightenment: AHIMSA–The Way of Compassion: choosing nonviolence, respecting all life, practicing vegetarianism, living free of prejudice ASANA–The Way of Connection to the Earth: postures and sequences, breathing, transforming energy, understanding the bandhas KARMA–The Way of Action: creating good karma, giving thanks NADAM–The Way of Sacred Music: appreciating the sacred sounds of yoga MEDITATION–The Way of the Witness: how to sit still and move inward BHAKTI–The Way of Devotion to God: living with love, grace, and peace Whatever yoga you practice, Jivamukti Yoga will help you to strengthen and deepen that practice and lead you onto a path of spiritual clarity and self-discovery. “If there is only one book you read about the practice of Yoga, this should be the one. Sharon and David are deeply dedicated students and teachers of Yoga who have the rare capacity to translate their profound understanding to the reader. This book is for anyone who wishes to find transformation through Yoga. I’m grateful for their work and teaching.” –STEPHAN RECHTSCHAFFEN, MD Co-founder & CEO, Omega Institute From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Author: David Coulter

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120819764

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 623

View: 9276

his book combines the perspectives of a dedicated yogi with that of a former anatomy professor and research associate at two major American medicine schools. He has set himself the ambitious goal of combining the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of hatha yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions. It should go a long way in helping yoga achieve the scientific recognition it deserves. Useful as both a textbook and a reference work, this is a book that all serious yoga teachers and practitioners will want on their shelves.

The Gheranda Samhita

Author: James Mallinson

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 098999662X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 5447

This affordable, definitive edition of the Gheranda Samhita contains a new introduction, the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, and thirty-nine full-page photographs. The first edition of this classic Yoga text to meet high academic, literary, and production standards, it's for people who practice Yoga or have an interest in health and fitness, philosophy, religion, spirituality, mysticism, or meditation. Table of Contents: Introduction Purification Asanas Mudras Pratyahara Pranayama Dhyana Samadhi Residing in Oxford, England, James Mallinson is a graduate of Eton and Oxford, holds a master’s from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and returned to Oxford University for his doctorate.

Yoga and Vegetarianism

Author: Sharon Gannon

Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781601090218

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 7168

A forefront yoga instructor and animal rights advocate identifies commonalities in both disciplines to explain how the practice of yoga and the vegetarian lifestyle are historically, structurally, and spiritually tied by their shared beliefs about freeing oneself from doing harm. Original.


His Life and Teachings

Author: A.G. Mohan

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822498

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 8592

Here is a personal tribute to "the father of modern yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and notes, and Krishnamacharya’s diaries and recorded material, to present a detailed and fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and his own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.