Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Bihar)

Hatha Yoga Pradipika. By Swami Muktibodhananda.

One of the classic yoga textbooks.

This book is a thorough commentary on the original text by Maharishi Swatmarama. It elucidates the entire science of hatha yoga as it was conceived and practised, not for health and fitness only, but for awakening the pranas, chakras and kundalini shakti.

This text points out that hatha yoga is not just a physical practice but a process of cellular transmutation from gross, to subtle to divine. Thus hatha yoga was considered the foundation of all higher yogas. This text clearly shows the link between tantra and hatha yoga, and also emphasises that hatha yoga leads to raja yoga, otherwise it is practised in vain.

  • Paperback: 642 pages
  • Publisher: Bihar School of Yoga, India
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8185787387
  • ISBN-13: 978-8185787381
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 14 x 21 cm



Swami Muktibodhananda is an exponent of the Satyananda Yoga system. She has written another book called “Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing”.

Swami Muktibodhananda was born in Melbourne in 1959. She moved to India at the age of seventeen, and lived with her guru, Swami Satyananda Saraswati. She has conducted extensive research into Swara Yoga as well as Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswathi moved back to Melbourne in 1985, where she set up the Melbourne Yoga Therapy Centre.

She now lives in Melbourne, teaching yoga there.

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