Hathayogapradipika, Haṭhayogapradīpikā, Hathayoga-pradipika: 4 definitions


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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Haṭhayogapradīpikā (हठयोगप्रदीपिका):—Name of Sanskrit work on yoga, compiled by Svātmārāma in the fifteenth century. It becamse the most influential work on haṭhayoga by making haṭha (sanskrit for ‘force’ or ‘necessity’) its central concern. Among the contents of the book, are descriptions of various āsanas (bodily postures), kumbhakas (methods of breating) and techniques for cleaning the body (ṣaṭ-karmāṇi)

Source: Terebess Ázsia Lexikon: Haṭha Yoga

The Haṭhapradīpikā was composed by Svātmārāma in the 15th century CE (Bouy, 1994, 85). It is for the most part a compilation: it includes verses from all eight texts mentioned above and at least twelve more. Noteworthy among the latter are the Amanaskayoga, Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā, and Candrāvalokana. The Haṭhapradīpikā is the first text that explicitly sets out to teach Haṭha Yoga above other methods of yoga . In addition to all the mudrās taught in earlier works, it names āsana (posture), kumbhaka (breath retention), and nādānusandhāna (concentration on the internal sound) as Haṭha Yoga’s constituents (1.56).

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (yoga)

Haṭhayogapradīpikā (हठयोगप्रदीपिका) is a Tāntric Haṭha-yoga treatise written by Cintāmaṇi, who was a hermit, took the name of Svātmarāma and attained the title, Yogindra. He knows a long list of Yogis who preceded him, more than twenty-four in all. The book therefore is fairly late which probably belongs to 15th century and contains 382 verses arranged in four chapters.

The Haṭhayoga-pradipikā by Svātmarāma (15th century) describes various complex postures (āsana), breath control, and ‘locks’ (bandha), which are the muscular constructions of breath and energy which flow through the body.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Himalayan Academy: Dancing with Siva

Haṭhayogapradīpikā (हठयोगप्रदीपिका, “elucidation of haṭha yoga”).—A 14th-century text of 389 verses by Svatmarama Yogin that describes the philosophy and practices of haṭha-yoga. It is widely used in yoga schools today.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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