SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA Born on the 8th September, , in the illustrious — Hatha Yoga Pradipika (10) INTRODUCTION The whole universe from the Lord Siva, Rama, Krishna, Devi or your Ishta Devata in front of you with open eyes. mentary on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Swami devotion to Swami Vishnudevananda and Swami Sivananda Lakshmi, Sivaram & Sasi, Des Berges. electricity”; the new book Swami Vishnudevananda Upadesha has been Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Vishnudevananda. YOGALife Sivaram & Sasi.

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His teacher confirms this rumor. Group 8—Meditative Poses Asanas can be divided into broad two divisions, viz.

But then he does not tell us directly. The very question proves that this fundamental law of life is becoming more and more a myth as we are turned more and more into machines. This flash of light is not really the kundalini, however. Slowly bend towards the back making a curve of the spine.

If a particular Asana is not suitable select some other from the same group. It is now imperative to mobilize counter-forces. In this position it can be influenced by a meditative process, as we will see later on.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

That is why the passage above calls for courage. He does not know how to behave. It is the pathway of kundalini.


Asanas, pranayamas, bandhas, mudras and shotkarmas are illustrated by examples to assist aspirants with their practice.

Therefore we should practice prana-yama. This is a panacea a cure-allsovereign specific for all human ailments.

The Asiatic accepts mystery as a fact, and thus the “senseless,” in an intellectual sense, becomes for him sense in relation to his experience. I hope this book will be studied by yoga aspirants, to help them to understand hatha yoga and savour its effects. Radio waves travel through Prana. In order to have more mechanical advantage for twisting the spine, the left hand is now swung back and the right thigh is caught.

Rest the elbows on the ground firmly and support the back with the two hands. This way of speaking is also called samdhya-bhasha “twilight language” according to Georg Feuerstein.

There are different upadesas or chapters to Hatha Yoga Pradipika, out of which the shatkarmas are discussed elaborately in one of them.

Now am I an expert on what they share in the book htha one pass? No master accepts a pupil just sivraama the asking. When one of these problems becomes serious we realize how imperfect we are, and the question becomes acute: The signs of violence and undue constraint, perspiration and trembling, will appear; heavy breathing and tightening of the lips will also testify to a conflict.


Raise the head and chest. The three terms encompass all physiological functions of the human body, and their imbalance causes not only illness but also susceptibility to contagious diseases. It keeps the spine quite sivarsma.

They should not be done immediately after meals as the bodily energy is freely utilised in assisting digestion.

One should practice “with the mind in a sattvic state.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika: : Swami Muktibodhananda: Books

Wsami patient is cured. Milk helps the thyroid to secrete its juice in sufficient quantity to help the economy of nature in its restorative function and regeneration. Here a new problem arises: With that said I found this book to be very clear and concise, especially the line drawings and diagrams which illustrate the Yoga positions with accompanied informative text. If the animal trainer is careless, the animals will maim him.

This also will serve you well. It contains–mostly in the form of a categorical imperativethe decisive wisdom which is to be the student’s absolute leitmotiv slvarama a number of years.

To really appreciate Svatmarama’s text perhaps this from Feuerstein might be helpful: