Author: Pancham SinghTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Pancham SinghPublisher: Indica BooksYear: 2012Language: Bi-LingualPages: 112ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186117156
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is an important text in which the essentials of yoga is explained. It explains in clear terms the asanas, pranayama, mudras, and the samadhi which are essential in the practice of yoga. It describes the stages and the correct methods for practicing yoga. Hatha Yoga Pradipika attempts to reconcile the Raja-yoga of Patanjali with Hatha yoga. Hatha is considered be made up of syllables ha, meaning the moon and tha meaning the sun. it corresponds to the breath which flows through the left and the right nostrils. Hatha-yoga is the preliminary step and ends of Raja-yoga consciously or unconsciously. The Saivagama urges not to give up the practice of asana and Pranayama in order to keep the body beautiful and helthy. It also discusses deep philosophy underlying the yoga. It is also 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 ext and its translation into English along with an Introduction.
ContentsIntroductionChapter One: On AsanasAsanasSwastika-asanaGomukha- asanaVirasanaKurmasanaKukkuta-asanaUttana Kurma-asanaDhanur-asanaMatsya-asanaPaschima TanaMayura-asanaSava-asanaThe Siddha-asanaPadmasanaThe SimhasanaThe BhadrasanaChapter Two: On PranayamaMethod of performing PranayamaThe DhautiThe BastiThe NetiThe TratakaThe NauliThe Kapala BhatiGaja KaraniManomaniDifferent kinds of KumbhakasSurya BhedanaUjjayiSitkariSitaliThe BhastrikaThe BhremariThe MurchhaThe PlaviniChapter Three: On MudrasThe Maha MudraThe Maha BandhaThe Maha VedhaThe KhechariUddiyana BandhaMula BandhaThe Jalandhara BandhaThe Viparita KaraniThe VajroliThe SahajoliThe AmaroliThe Sakti chalanaChapter Four: On SamadhiSambhavi MudraThe UnmaniThe TarakaThe KhechariArambha AvasthaThe Ghata AvasthaThe Parichaya Avastha