Posted on: 21 June 2015

Digital Rare Book:
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
By Yogi Svatmarama
Translated by Pancham Sinh
First published in Ajmer - 1915

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The Ha?ha Yoga Prad?pik? (Sanskrit: ha?hay?gaprad?pik?, ??????????????) is a classic Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Sv?mi Sv?tm?r?ma, a disciple of Swami Gorakhnath. It is among the most influential surviving texts on the hatha yoga, and is one of the three classic texts of hatha yoga, the other two being the Gheranda Samhita and the Shiva Samhita. Another text, written at a later date by Srinivasabhatta Mahayogaindra, is the Hatharatnavali.

Different manuscripts of this work offer various versions of its title. The database of the A. C. Woolner manuscript project at the Library of the University of Vienna gives the following variant titles, gleaned from different manuscript colophons: Ha?hayogaprad?pik?, Ha?haprad?pik?, Ha?haprad?, Hath-Pradipika.

The text was written in 15th century CE. The author, Sv?tm?r?ma, incorporated older Sanskrit concepts into his popular synthesis.

The Ha?hayogaprad?pik? has been translated into English more than once.

The Ha?hayogaprad?pik? consists of four chapters which include information about asanas, pranayama, cakras, kundalini, bandhas, kriy?s, ?akti, n???s and mudr?s among other topics. It runs in the line of Hindu yoga (to distinguish from Buddhist and Jain yoga) and is dedicated to ?r? (Lord) ?di n?th? (Adinatha), a name for Lord Shiva (the Hindu god of destruction and renewal), who is believed to have imparted the secret of ha?ha yoga to his divine consort P?rvat?.

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Love the typo of translation

It is good to read, but it is advised that it be practiced under supervision of siddha hath yogi, otherwise it is dangerous.

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