Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Asana

The first chapter of the treatise deals with Asana and contains 70 verses.

 

The first verse starts with the Salutation to Lord Siva. The Author salutes his Guru Srinatha in the second verse.  The aim of the book is explained in the third verse. In the fourth verse, the source of his learning is given. From fifth to ninth, a list of Yogis of the lineage is given. The tenth verse explains the benefit of Hatha yoga.

The importance of maintaining the secrecy of yogic knowledge is insisted upon the aspirant in the eleventh verse. From twelve to fourteen, the rules for the place of practice is given. The fifteenth mentions a list that causes failure in yoga. The sixteenth one gives a list that favours the success in yoga. The seventeenth and eighteenth explains Yama and Niyama. 

The nineteenth and twentieth give an introduction to Asana. From twenty-first to fifty-seven, thirty-seven asanas explained. From fifty-eighth to seventy, the diet and importance of practice are explained.

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