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The Hatha Yoga Pradipika: The Original Sanskrit and An English Translation
by Svatmarama, translated by Brian Dana Akers • 128 pages • 6 x 9 • photos

The classic manual on Hatha Yoga. Contains the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, and photographs of all the asanas. Deals with chakras, kundalini, mudras, shakti, nadis, bandhas, and many other topics.

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Taobao.cn
uRead.com.in
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Europe & Africa
Adlibris.se
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.co.uk Marketplace
Amazon.de
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Amazon.es
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Amazon.fr
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Amazon.it
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American Book Center.nl
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Bol.ch
Bol.de
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Book Depository.uk
BookPlus.fi
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Kalahari.net.za
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Van Stockum.nl
Waterstone’s.uk
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From the Introduction

Over the last half millennium, one book has established itself as the classic work on Hatha Yoga—the book you are holding in your hands. An Indian yogi named Svatmarama wrote the Hatha Yoga Pradipika in the fifteenth century C.E. Drawing on his own experience and older works now lost, he wrote this book for the student of Yoga. He wrote this book for you.


What the Critics are Saying

“One of the key texts of yoga - I love this translation - it’s so readable and simple.”

—Sarah Raspin
Oak Tree Yoga

 

“This is my first copy of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and as a beginner in yogic philosophy, I found this book easy to follow and understand. Even though I cannot read Sanskrit, I like that it is included in the text. The photos are clear and a nice addition to the text. From asanas to mudras, this book is a gem.”

—Aiyana
Amazon.com

 

“I would recommend the book to any serious yoga student who seeks a fuller understanding of traditional Hatha Yoga.”

—Rolf V. Lange
Amazon.com

 

“Utterly unbiased, straightforward, textual translation.”

—Miriam Serot-shore
Amazon.com

 

“The translation is simple and clear; loyal to the original text. The English translation juxtapositioned with the Sanskrit text provides clear insight into what Svatmarama had in mind. You can see a lot of thought has gone into making this text clutter free and simple.”

—Ashwini Aragam
Amazon.com

 

“It’s like listening to the yogi himself as he lectures his disciples. Fascinating reading—and if you are a practicing yogi or yogini, you’ll find this insightful.”

—Joanna Daneman
Amazon.com

 

“I spent a few months reading the Sanskrit, the English, and discussing the content of this short text at the Yoga Society of San Francisco with a world-renowned scholar of Sanskrit. We not only used Akers’ translation, but we also used two other translations. Of all the translations I have read, I have found that Akers’ translation is the most accurate.”

—Anthony P. Biduck
Amazon.com

 

“Brian Akers has done a really good job of translating Svatmarama’s extraordinary work. The work is esoteric throughout, and with due respect for this Akers has not included a commentary. Comparing this to Hans Rieker’s famous translation, I think Akers has done a better job.”

—Mantra Bloke
Amazon.co.uk

 

“A new, crisp, no-nonsense translation of this great classic on the practice of Hatha Yoga. . . . If one, like me, holds that the work of the translator is to be as discreet as possible, then this very faithful translation is probably the best available. . . . The publisher, YogaVidya.com, also produces a version of the Gheranda Samhita, and, I am told, is working on the Shiva Samhita. Serious Yoga students watch out—these are serious translations of serious classics.”

—Christophe Mouze
Online Yoga Magazine

 

“This lively and lucid translation includes the original Sanskrit. It is a must-have for any serious student or teacher.”

Yoga Site

 

“Closest thing to a ‘source code’ that we have . . . the Hatha Yoga teachings found in popular works, including B. K. S. Iyengar’s celebrated Light on Yoga, are in no small part based on Svatmarama’s text. . . . Brian Dana Akers brings us a new translation set with the English following the Sanskrit verse by verse. His style is straightforward, clear, and elegant. . . . the people at YogaVidya.com are to be complimented for bringing this text to the general public and for doing so in a most attractive manner. This is the book you want after you have finished with the popular texts.”

—Dennis Littrell
Amazon.com

 

“Beautifully printed and translated. Wonderful pictures, too.”

—Dominik Wujastyk
Indology

 

“There is a certain magic at work here—it is as if an Indian yogi named Svatmarama has projected himself through time, expressing himself through Akers. . . . Part of the charm of Akers’s translation is that he breathes life into the ancient text by retaining its esoteric barriers and anachronisms, while at the same time clearly and simply presenting useful postures for students of Yoga. The book is well illustrated with photographs that depict a model demonstrating the postures. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a must for serious students of Yoga, and for those of us not so serious, it is informative and entertainingly readable.”

—Michael Perkins
Woodstock Times

 

“Ably translated into English by Brian Dana Akers, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the classic source book on Hatha Yoga. . . . This faithful reproduction of the crucial text features the original Sanskrit side-by-side with the exacting English translation. . . . an impressive and highly recommended reference for students and devoted practitioners of Hatha Yoga.”

Midwest Book Review

 

“Written over five hundred years ago by Svatmarama, an Indian yogi, the text is considered by many a seminal work on the practice of, and theory behind, Hatha Yoga.”

—Chris Meehan
Kalamazoo Gazette

 

“Accurate and accompanied by clear pictures, this translation of an informative Sanskrit text is a very useful addition to the growing literature on Yoga in Western languages.”

—Ashok Aklujkar
University of British Columbia






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