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The Roots of Yoga: Study & Practice of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Friday, August 4, 2017Sunday, August 6, 2017
Himalayan Institute Retreat Center, Honesdale, PA (See Detail)
Tuition: $199.00

Event Description:

Experience the wisdom of a classic reinterpreted for modern life and practice!
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is arguably one of the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga—a tantric text focusing on asana, pranayama, and esoteric practices that work with the life force of the body. Along with the oral tradition, this text reveals the purpose and potential in working with the body. The focus of the text is prana—the innate vital life force. The purification and training of the various aspects of prana lead to harmony in the mind and personality. We’ll discover the subtle aspects of practice intended to awaken the spiritual power buried deep within the nervous system and mind.

All sessions will include discussion and practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and specific practices drawn directly from this classic text.

  • Session 1. Overview of the text and its historical context
  • Session 2. Chapter 1: Asana–Fifteen classic asanas
  • Session 3. Chapter 2: Shatkarma and Pranayama–Six cleansing practices and breath training
  • Session 4. Chapter 3: Mudra and Bandha–Directing and focusing prana
  • Session 5. Chapter 4: Samadhi–Uniting and stabilizing the mind and prana


Sandra Anderson

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, ...
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For guest information about staying at the Himalayan Institute:
Friday, August 4, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Event Type:
HI Program
Sandra Anderson
Himalayan Institute Retreat Center
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
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(570) 253-5551