From Asana to Samadhi: Exploring the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the most comprehensive Sanskrit text for yoga technique. Traditionally, hatha yoga works with prana, the life force. Mastering prana as a means for purifying and developing the mind is the subject of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. In this series of short articles on selected verses, Sandra Anderson deftly interprets references to mad elephants, thousand-headed serpents, ancient mythology, tantra, and alchemy to help modern practitioners understand how and why hatha yoga is the essential foundation of spiritual practice.

Salutations to Shri Adinatha, who taught the knowledge of Hatha Yoga, which is a shining stairway for those who wish to reach the lofty Raja Yoga.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika 1:1

Series Posts

Articles / Sacred Texts
Take Refuge in Hatha Yoga
Sandra Anderson
December 14, 2017
3 MIN
Articles / Sacred Texts
A Pinch of Ash, A Boulder of Gold—Stories of the Natha Yogis
Sandra Anderson
September 25, 2017
3 MIN
Articles / Sacred Texts
Hatha Yoga and the Natha Yogis
Sandra Anderson
August 14, 2017
3 MIN
Articles / Sacred Texts
Is Your Mind a Furious Elephant?
Sandra Anderson
July 10, 2017
3 MIN
Articles / Sacred Texts
Hatha Yoga: The Tortoise That Supports the World
Sandra Anderson
June 15, 2017
3 MIN
Articles / Sacred Texts
Lions, Tigers, Elephants—and Prana
Sandra Anderson
February 16, 2017
4 MIN
Articles / Sacred Texts
Hermitage at Home: Creating a Space for Your Yoga Practice
Sandra Anderson
December 22, 2016
5 MIN