Hatha Yoga Pradipika
This translation of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Light on Hatha Yoga) includes the original Sanskrit text compiled by Maharshi Swatmarama with a translation and thorough commentary in English by Swami Muktibodhananda.
This text illustrates the entire science of Hatha Yoga (asana, pranayama, shatkrya, mudra and bandha) as it was conceived and practiced not only for health and fitness, but for awakening the vital energies: pranas, chakras and kundalini shakti. It 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 to be the foundation of all higher yogas. Complete with line drawings and diagrams to illustrate the text.
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About the Author:
Gabrielle Grace (Swami Muktibodhananda) is a world-class exponent of the Satyananda Yoga system. Born in Melbourne, Australia, from childhood she was drawn to the disciplines of yoga and ashram life. At the age of 17 she went to India to be with her guru (teacher), Swami Satyananda Saraswati, and lived at the Bihar School of Yoga, in Munger for 10 years. There she studied, taught and practiced yoga under the guidance of her teacher. She also authored the Yoga Publications Trust commentary of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Light on Hatha Yoga and the text Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing. She is well versed in the scientific, as well as the traditional aspects of yoga. In 1985 Swami Muktibodhananda returned to Australia. In 1993 she was given the title of Yogacharya (Living Master of Yoga) by Swami Niranjanananda. Based in Brisbane, Australia, she continues to teach and lecture on the various aspects of yoga and tantra in Australia and abroad.