Svatmarama brings light into the darkness of Hatha Yoga. At least this is what the title of his book, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or "The Candle (or Light) of Hatha Yoga", promises. Start your journey to the roots of Hatha Yoga dating back to the 14th century with the original Sanskrit text and a word-by-word translation with a commentary. Illumination included for free!

Source texts and Sanskrit

Ha.tha-Yoga-Pradiipikaa - Svaatmaaraama

The lamp on Hatha-Yoga by Svatmarama

Hatha Pradipika

Hatha-Yoga Pradipika - Chapter 1: Diet and Asana

The first chapter of Svatmarama’s Hatha yoga Pradipika, „Prathamo Padeshah“, is about diet and physical exercises (Asanas).

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Hatha yoga Pradipika - Chapter 2: Pranayama, Sat-Kriya and Kumbhaka

The second chapter of Svatmarama’s Hatha yoga Pradipika, „Dvitiyo Padeshah“, tells us about Pranayama, Kumbhaka and Sat-Kriya as well as Sat-Karma.

Hatha Pradipika

Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Chapter 3

The third chapter of Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Svwatmarama is all about Mudras and Bandhas.

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Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika - Chapterl 4: Nada, Bindu, Kala

The fourth chapter of Hatha-Yoga Pradipika by Svatmarama