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Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Hatha Yoga Pradipika and other books by
Thakur Krishna Uprety (Sannyasi Vishnuswaroop)
The objective of Hatha Yoga is to create a harmonious balance between the physical body, prana (the vital energy) and mind. The evolution of consciousness is possible only when the impulses generated by this harmonious balance stimulate the awakening of the central force (Sushumna Nadi). The original objective of HathaYoga is lost if it is not used for this purpose.
“Philosophy is intellectual and you can never reach the point of evolution through intellect. Intellect becomes a barrier to spiritual awakening, and we have to find the powerful means of transcending it. Hatha yoga is most effective because you are working on the prana and bypassing the mind.
Hatha yoga is a great science which everyone can practice according to his or her own capacity. Maybe not all, but at least a few techniques can be practiced each day. Hatha yoga techniques along with asana and a few pranayama, are sufficient for most people. It is necessary to practice these preparatory limbs first. Then you may go further. If the preparation is perfect, there will be no need to learn meditation from anyone. One fine morning while practicing pranayama your mind will be lifted into a new realm of consciousness.”
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
To further understanding of HathaYoga, Mr. Uprety has translated the popular classical text Hatha Yoga Pradipika into English in its full, uncensored form. Previous translations have ignored the original Sanskrit verses on tantric sexual acts, such as the Vajroli, Amaroli and Sahajolimudras. Those authors rationalized the censorship by claiming that the mudras are “impure sadhana” (practice) and are only practiced by “low class tantrics.”
Mr. Uprety reverses this trend by faithfulling translating all verses from the original text. Each Sanskrit verse is printed alongside its English translation for easy comparison by readers of both languages.
Shiva Samhita is a discourse between Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It deals with abstract yogic philosophy but also includes clear instructions for performing asanas, breathing techniques, mudras, tantric practices, and meditation.
This new translation by Mr. Uprety is, to our knowledge, the only full English translation of this classic yogic text.
During the Victorian era an English translation was published in India, but a number of key sections were censored by that translator because, in his words, “they have to do with obscene practices promoted by low class tantrics.” Mr. Uprety feels that it is important to share the full teachings of Lord Shiva. He first translated the book into Nepali, and recently into English.
Mr. Uprety has chosen to include transliterations of the original Sanskrit text along with the English, enabling those who cannot read devanagari script to pronounce, and hear, the text as other practitioners have for millennia.
Buy Other books by T.K. Uprety: On Amazon
Surya Namaskara (Nepali translation of English text by Swami Satyananda Saraswati)
Bhagavati Stotram (Nepali translation of Sanskrit meditation on Cosmic Energy)
Amoghashivakavacam (Nepali translation of Sanskrit meditation on Cosmic Consciousness)
Yoga Education for Children in View of Vedic Culture (English)
Yoga Nidra for Stress Reduction CD
Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic technique useful for relaxation, stress reduction, meditation and positive auto-suggestion. Ten, twenty and thirty minute Yoga Nidra sessions are included on the CD.
To practice Yoga Nidra:
Find a clean, quiet place where you can lay comfortably on your back, on a mat or rug on the floor. Play one of the tracks of the CD, depending on whether you want to practice for ten, twenty or thirty minutes.
Review — International Journal of Yoga Therapy
In the No. 13 (2003) issue of the journal, Richard Rosen said
“…The presenter, Sannyasi Vishnuswaroop, gives particularly clear instructions and offers a number of helpful hints about performing the practice.”
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