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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Practise Asana and side by side you can practise Pranayama also. There is intimate connection between the mind, Prana and semen. Take for example two other occasions: In this Asana every vertebra sivafama rotated on both sides.

If this is not suitable to you, you can keep the hands on the knees. He is liberated who sees this world for what it really is, a figment of our own imagination.

It will relieve amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea leucor- rhoea and various other utero-ovarine troubles. The liver, pancreas, stomach, kidneys are toned. It kept me thinking though: On 14th July, Swamiji entered Mahasamadhi.

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Pradopika example, anyone who has even a casual knowledge of biblical texts will be dismayed to find passages that were completely misunderstood by such a man as Martin Luther. Even so, I gave it my best shot.


Benefits The pleasant and exhilarating feeling can only be realised by those who can successfully do this Asana. This Asana tones the spinal nerve, the sympathetic nervous system, the muscles of the back, and the vertebral bones. There are people who can stand on this Asana for 2 to 3 hours at one stretch. Well, we might ask, were these people completely blind? He makes the reader aware of the subjective transformation that occurs as the consciousness penetrates inwards towards the Self, and as the Self diffuses outwards.

Rishis like Gheranda, Sandilya and others speak very highly of this vital Asana. Those who practise relaxation will never experience fatigue. Keep the hands on the ground as in Mayurasana.

This sloka belongs to the highest form of raja yoga to be discussed in Part Fourand is rather premature here; it may be an interpolation by an impatient student of Swatmarama. Nonetheless, I found this text highly accessible and easy-to-read.

There is actually little difference between this “life current” and an elec-cal current. The meditation that gave me the answer did not relay any intellectual association or hint; it only triggered off the process of understanding.


The yogi is healthy; the executive has ailments.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yogi Swatmarama

And it is even worse with K. When the universe macrocosm is mentioned, it is also a reference to man microcosm.

While the concept of mind can be understood by an average intellect, that of consciousness remains elusive: Then pradiipika your Asanas, Pranayama and meditation.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one of the texts that underlies yoga as it exists today, and it gives an interesting look at what yogis were trying to accomplish centuries ago. Some people who have immense physical strength cannot bear the pain of an acute disease.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Some tap their chests or abdomen with their fingers. If one kind of food is not agreeable to your system, change it after due consideration. The Pradipika is divided into four parts. And where is the ordinary faithful reader to find the truth among sivaraka many versions which all claim to be true?