Sonntag, 3. Oktober 2010


The Hathapradipika, or often Hathayogapradipika, after the Yogasutra of Patanjali, is the well-known classical yoga text. It was written in the 14th century by Svatmarama.

The Hathapradipika - the original name - describes the techniques of Hatha Yoga, the cleaning of the physical and subtle body, and their impact. It is organized according to the edition in four or ten chapters and consists of 643 verses. Although Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga are described, the author emphasizes repeatedly that the Raja Yoga is very important:

No success in Raja Yoga without Hatha Yoga and not without success in Raja Yoga! Therefore, both should be practiced well until the end.

The Hathapradipika is strongly influenced by Gorakshashataka.


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