Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a thorough commentary on the original text by Maharishi Swatmarama. It elucidates the entire science of hatha yoga as it was conceived and practised, not for health and fitness only, but for awakening the pranas, chakras and kundalini shakti. This text points out that hatha yoga is not just a physical practice but a process of cellular transmutation from gross, to subtle to divine. Thus hatha yoga was considered the foundation of all higher yogas. This text clearly shows the link between tantra and hatha yoga, and also emphasises that hatha yoga leads to raja yoga, otherwise it is practised in vain.
Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust
Copyright: 1998, Current printing 2009
553 pages, photos and captions
5.5" x 8.5"
Yoga / Spirituality
About the Author:
Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati (Born 1959), is a world-class exponent of the Satyananda Yoga system. Beginning yoga at a young age, she met Paramahansa Swami Satyananda, her guru, in 1976 and decided it was time to fully commit to the yogic path. Muktibodha lived in India for 10 years studying, teaching and practising sadhana under the direct guidance of Swami Satyananda. During that time she authored Light on Hatha Yoga Pradpika and Swara Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing, first published by Bihar School of Yoga. Since then she has written and had published Energy the Spark of Life, a book about yoga and personal growth for men and women. Now living within a householder setting, Muktibodha continues to teach and lecture on the various aspects of yoga and tantra in Australia and abroad. She has a broad experience of the various aspects of yoga applicable in day-to-day life and was given the title of Yogacharya in 1993 by Paramahansa Swami Niranjanananda.