Philosophy of Hatha Yoga | Himalayan Institute

Philosophy of Hatha Yoga

Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Swami Veda Bharati

A newly revised and expanded version of a popular and unique work, this extraordinarily valuable introductory discussion of the philosophy of hatha yoga is indispensable to any student of yoga.

This clear and easy to follow exposition views hatha within the framework of raja yoga, the yoga of eight complements, as promulgated by Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutra, the most authoritative text on the science of yoga.

Hatha should not be merely a system of physical exercise: this work emphasized the paramount role that the mind plays in hatha yoga, and demonstrates how to elevate the practices of hatha to an inner spiritual experience.

This study outlines how the practice of hatha yoga can serve as a means to understand the subtler essence of mind and prana and to prepare for meditation and the awakening of the kundalini force.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1977, 1985 Current printing 2013
ISBN: 978-0-893890292
95 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Philosophy / Yoga

About the Author

Swami Veda Bharati was born in 1933 in Dehradun, India, and raised in the centuries-old Sanskrit tradtion. Holding a BA and MA (London) and DLitt (Holland), Swami Veda Bharati has been a world-renown teacher for over 60 years. Initiated into sanyasa in 1992 by his master, Sri Swami Rama, Swami Veda Bharati is the spiritual director of Sadhana Mandir and Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, both in Rishikesh. A prolific writer and speaker, he is the author of numerous books, including Yoga-sutras of Patanjali, Philosophy of Hatha Yoga, and God.

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