About the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is an ancient yogic text that describes the science and philosophy of Hatha Yoga:
+ asana (physical postures)
+ pranayama (breath and subtle energy)
+ shatkarma (cleansing)
+ mudra (subtle energetic connection)
+ bandha (energetic locks)
+ samadhi (perfect meditation)
These practices, when combined with deep understanding of how and why they work, help us to overcome the challenges and struggles that hold us back in our day-to-day life.
Written in the 15th century by Master Swatmarama, the text shows a path to its practitioners that will ultimately bring a sense of rich vitality, deep internal peace, and total personal fulfillment–not only for our own sake, but so that we can most powerfully help others.Register Now
What is the HYP1: Warm Up Course?
The Warm Up Course is a collection of free content to prepare you for Hatha Yoga Pradipika 1: Beating Death to Death.
The HYP1 Warm Up Course includes the LIVE webinar with Swami Muktibodhananda and Earle birney.
+ bonus content all yoga practitioners will find valuable!
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Webinars, videos, articles & graphics to enrich your understanding of Hatha Yoga.
4 Mahasiddhas Video Biographies
Narrated by Connie O'Brien
Learn about the life story of the Hatha Yoga lineages most prominent masters those that have achieved the goal of Yoga.
Yogic Diet Recipes + Fasting Tips
Contributors: Edward Sczudlo, Bob Cirino, Chef Flavia
3 articles with photos + recipes for diets. Learn tips and tricks about the yogic approach to eating and fasting.
The 15 Postures of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Illustrations by YSI Design Team & Instructors
Master Swatmatmarma details 15 postures. This illustrated guide outlines the origins, benefits and instructions on how to do the postures.
12 Do’s and Don’ts of Hatha Yoga
Videos + Articles with Bob Cirino & Earle Birney
Earle & Bob reveal the 6 conditions that Master Swatmarama says will bring about “wild success” in our yoga practice; and the 6 which will destroy your practice.
Living Lessons of Hatha Yoga with Swami Muktibodhananda & Earle Birney
Enjoy a guided conversation between Swami Muktibodhanda, pre-eminent hatha yoga scholar, and Earle Birney, 3 year retreatant, as they discuss the lessons, translations, and lived experiences of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a 15th century text.
How Hatha Yoga Works // Ascending the Staircase to Perfect Meditation
Live Webinar January 19th
Join in a conversation between Michael Johnson, scholar and teacher of the HYP, and Earle Birney, 3 year retreatant, as they discuss the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Conversation will touch on the physical practices of Hatha yoga, its benefits, and how hatha yoga leads us to a state of perfect meditation, raja yoga.
Chapter 1 of the Illustrated Hatha Yoga Pradipika Manual
PDF Download of the first chapter
Preview the HYP1 manual. Original verses in Sanskrit with diacritics and translations by Geshe Michael Roach. Homework questions with answer keys are included.
Digital Swag Bag
A collection of gifts from the friends of YSI
1. Device Wallpapers from the YSI Design Team
2. Promotional Videos from YSI's Sister Organizations
3. Glad to Be Here, Wake Up Routine; a quick and effective 5 minute morning yoga from former Navy Blue Angel Lead Pilot, John Foley.
First Day Free
Join us for any or all the classes on Day #1 of the Full Course on January 30th.