Light on Hatha Yoga: 2022

Orientation: Nov 7 ; Course: Nov 12 - Dec 17, 2022.
A textual study of Upadeśa (Chapter) 1 and 2 of Svātmārāmas Haṭha Pradīpikā, a 15th Century Yoga Text on Haṭha Yoga.  Join Harsh, a scholar and practitioner of yoga from Kaivalyadhama, for this opportunity to study the Sanskrit text and explore Haṭha Yogas most celebrated scripture.
About the text:
The Haṭha Pradīpikā is one of the classical and most famous Haṭha texts that sheds light on the practice and discipline of the Haṭha tradition. The author Yogin Svātmārāma Sūri describes Caturaṅga Yoga (Yoga of 4 Limbs) viz. Āsana, Kumbhaka, Mudrā & Nādānusandhāna as well as engages teachings on Ṣatkriyas (six purificatory processes), an appropriate diet, lifestyle recommendations and other practical guidelines for yoga sādhakas.
“Kevalam rājayogāya haṭha vidyā upadiśyate” 
The compassionate Svātmārāma expounds the lore of Haṭha for those who strive for the peak of Rāja Yoga!

 

Harshvardhan Jhaveri · September 7, 2022

Module 1 • 2022
Orientation: Nov 7, 2022
Course: Nov 12 – Dec 17, 2022

Orientation:
Friday Nov 7 at 8:30 AM ET / 7:00 PM IST

6 Lessons (120 minutes each) and Q & A:
Saturdays Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
at 8:30 AM ET / 7:00 PM IST

The course begins with an Introduction to Yoga, Schools of Yoga (Haṭha, Mantra, Rāja, Jñāna, Bhakti Yoga etc.) and important Yoga scriptures. After an overview of the text of study i.e. Hatha Pradīpikā we begin with the source text. We will do a verse by verse reading of the text in Sanskrit, its translation in English and go into the commentary where necessary. 

In Module 1, we will study and discuss the concepts put forth in the first chapter and seek to understand the deeper significance embedded in them.

Yoga Education Collective believes in inspiring and directing yoga practitioners to make a deeper inquiry into Yoga tradition and this course is an offering to study from the source text.

No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required to take the course. Yoga students, teachers, sādhakas will greatly benefit by undertaking the study of Haṭha Pradīpikā as part of their Abhyāsa & Svādhyāya (Self -Study). 

  • Lesson 1
    • Schools of Yoga and Overview of the Haṭha Pradīpikā
    • Schools of Yoga – Prāṇa Saṃyama and Bhāvana Yoga.
    • Yogic Texts.
    • Introduction to Haṭha Pradīpikā – about the author, dating of the text, basic philosophy.
  • Lesson 2 (Śloka 1- 10)
    • An Auspicious Beginning and the Nātha Sampradāya
    • 1 Maṅgala
    • 2 Goal of Haṭha
    • 3 Prayojana of the text 
    • 4 Lineage of Guru Śiṣya
    • 5 – 9 Nātha Yogis and Siddhas 
    • 10 Purpose of Haṭha Yoga 
  • Lesson 3 (Śloka 11 – 18)
    • Practical Guidelines to Students
    • 11 Instructions to students
    • 12 Ideal Place 
    • 13 Ideal Hut 
    • 14 How to live there
    • 15 Practical Guidelines – Badhaka Tattva 
    • 16 Practical Guidelines – Sadhaka Tattva 
    • 17 Āsana – the first limb
    • 18 Recollection of Muṇis 
  • Lesson 4 (19 – 32)
    • The First Limb – Āsana
    • 19 Svastikāsana
    • 20 Gokumāsana
    • 21 Vīrāsana
    • 22 Kūrmāsana
    • 23 Kukkutāsana
    • 24 Uttāna Kūrmāsana
    • 25 Dhanurāsana
    • 26,27 Matsyendrāsana
    • 28 29 Paścimātānāsana
    • 30 31 Mayurāsana
    • 32 Śavāsana
  • Lesson 5 (33- 57)
    • Āsana Continued
    • 33 Enumeration of āsanas 
    • 34 Primary āsanas
    • 35 – 43 Siddhāsana and its importance 
    • 44 – 49 Padmāsana
    • 50 – 52 Siṃhāsana
    • 53 – 54 Bhadrāsana
    • 55 Instruction and āsana
    • 56 Practices recommended 
    • 57 Rules for success
  • Lesson 6 (58 – 67)
    • Mitāhara – Appropriate Dietary Habits
    • 58 Mitāhāra 
    • 59 Apathya āhāra (nonagreeable food)
    • 60 Avoidable food
    • 61 More rules for beginners 
    • 62 Pathya āhāra (agreeable food)
    • 63 Agreeable food
    • 64 – 66 Rule for success 
    • 67 The way to Rāja Yoga 

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  • 5 Lessons
  • 4 Quizzes
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