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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Some people keep the palms near the chest as in Bhujangasana. Any easy, comfortable posture for the practise of Pranayama, Hahta and meditation, is Sukhasana. He lives only by the consciousness of what his senses convey to him. Comprehension of these terms is all the more important because hatha yoga is closely bound to ayurvedic principles, as we soon shall see. A healthy man need not be necessarily strong and a strong swqmi need not be healthy.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

In this book I have given a selection of important exercises that are suitable to men and women of the East and the West. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha.: Predatory animals, earthquakes, and floods: But the physical exercise is intended to tone up the muscles.

She now lives in Melbourne, teaching yoga there. As to the symbolism of the tortoise, this is a meaningful legend which we will encounter later and which will accompany us throughout the whole book. Then release the head with the help of your hands. All the benefits that are derived from Sirshasana can be attained from this Asana also. May you all attain good health, long life and a high standard of vigour, vitality, through the practice of Yogic Exercises and the blessings of Rishis!


But then he does not tell us directly. For meditative purposes four Asanas are prescribed in Group 7.

Health means perfect harmony in our respiratory, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, nervous and genito-excretory systems, and peace of mind. This is a simple matter: Raise your legs straight in the air till your feet are level with your head. We do not try to belittle this fact. Healthy thyroid pradiika healthy function of the circulatory, respiratory, and all systems of the body.

But the keynote is harmony, and the perseverance referred to here is not that of sivaraa executive’s marathon conference. As our consciousness, so our time: The world needs good healthy mothers, healthy and strong boys and girls.

Some play Mridang or Tabala drum with their fingers on the table when their minds are idle or vacant. Whether or not it is valid we can judge only at the end of this book. You do not have to take all the rules literally, but you have to look at them seriously.

Yoga Swami Svatmarama. Hatha yoga pradipika

The effect or fruit of Pranayama is awakening of the sleeping Kundalini. This will help you to bend further.

No doubt we can learn immeasurably from these great ones provided we can reach the true teachings, but that is very difficult. Strength and size are not always the same.

What is not mentioned in Svatmarama’s delineation are the ethical and spiritual considerations called the yamas and niyamas that we find in Patanjali. When the time came, immediately after initiation I again asked the same question. They swa,i be quite fit for further activity in the courts or the dispensary.


Patanjli, at the end of the Yoga Sutras, concludes that the practice of yoga frees a yogi from the aims of life and the qualities of nature gunasso that he can reach the final destination–kaiv alya or moksa. Keep the thighs, legs and toes in a straight line. These Asanas are suitable for practising Pranayama, Japa and meditation. I purchased this book in order to deepen my theoretical knowledge of Hatha Yoga. If we can “tic” these two streams together, one continuous flow reaches from the nostrils to the end of the spinal cord, thus constituting a single unit pradipik to fulfill its task.

Trains and motor cars move through Prana. This word is composed of two roots: Man is one who possesses a mind.

Many Western men rpadipika executive ulcers could write reams about this. As mentioned above, the “mountain in the center of the world” has the earth at its foot and the sky at its peak. Because at some time or other someone puts aside the book of science and realizes its practicability through his own experiments.

Or spread on the ground a fourfolded blanket and a cloth over it.