Author: PatanjaliTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Dr. M. JayaramanPublisher: Krishnamacharya Yoga MandiramYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 62ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788187847311
This book brings together two rare unpublished works on Yoga. Astangayoganirupanam is a short Sanskrit work in 51 verses that conveys the essence of the eight-limbed yoga propounded by Patanjali in the work of Yogasutra. The second work is a set of five verses that condenses and presents a special Hathayoga practice called Nadanusandhana.Astangayoganirupanam presents a short versified summary of the eight-limbed Yoga described in Patanjali's Yogasutra, which is the basic text of Rajayoga. Nadanusandhanapancakam is a set of five verses on Nadanusandhana, a Hathayoga practice described in great detail in Hathayogapradipika, the fundamental text on Hathayoga. Thus this publication adds two works to the body of Sanskrit literature in Rajayoga and Hathayoga respectively.Generally manuscript research activities focus on big volume works. Due to this, small yet significant works like these are seldom noticed. The advantage of these small works lies in the fact that, these work present yogic ideas in a nutshell and so, they are easy to commit to memory and recollect.This publication, apart from presenting the original Sanskrit verses of these two works as found in the manuscripts (with variant readings wherever applicable), also gives the translation, description of the source of the manuscripts & critical and comparative notes. Three appendices are presented at the end. In Appendix 1, images of the manuscripts of the two works are given. Appendix 2 presents various lineages of Yoga found in various Yoga texts (including the one presented in Astangayoganirupanam). Appendix 3 presents a short life sketch of Yogi T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar.
ContentsPrefaceForewordAstangayoganirupanamIntroduction and Crirical NotesThe TextTranslation, Transliteration and NotesNadanusandhanapancakamIntroduction and Crirical NotesThe TextTranslation, Transliteration and NotesAppendicesAppendix-1 Images of ManuscriptsAppendix-2 Various Lineages of YogaAppendix-3 Life sketches: Yogi T Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar