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A Taste of The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

hatha sarvangasanVipareeta Karani

With the navel region above and the palate below, the sun is above and the moon below.  It is called vipareeta karani, the reversing process. When given by the guru’s instructions it is fruitful.”
– Hatha Yoga Pradipika

hatha brahami

Bhramari Pranayama

Breathe in quickly, making a reverberating sound like the male black bee, and exhale slowly while softly making the sound of the female black bee.  By this yogic practice one becomes lord of the yogis and the mind is absorbed in bliss.”
-Hatha Yoga Pradipika

David Nadi Shodana
Nadi Shodana

“The first pranayama practice is nadi shodhana pranayama, alternate nostril breathing, which activates and harmonizes ida and pingala nadis. Shodhana means ‘to purify’.”
Hatha Yoga Pradipika

hatha gomu
Gomukhasana

“Gomukhasana creates a complete energy circuit flowing in the spinal region. The various yogic texts agree in their descriptions of gomukhasana.”
– The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

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Drawings from The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Photos of David Good by Megan Marie Gates

Join renowned Tantric scholar, Carlos Pomeda, in a discussion of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika at Octopus Garden in April. Please click here for details.

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