Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika – Summer Semester 2020
Shedding Light on Haṭha Yoga
Haṭha Yoga classes have been appearing on the schedules of Yoga studios across the West for decades. You may have even taken a couple of them yourself. And while you probably enjoyed the class, it is reasonable to wonder what, if any, connection it has to the ancient Indian practice of Haṭha Yoga.
This class is your opportunity to find out!
The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika is one of the foundational texts of the Yoga tradition. Composed in the 15th Century CE, Pradīpika means a “light” or “lamp,” and indeed the text is a guide for the practice of Haṭha Yoga.
The text covers the main aspects of Yoga practice from the haṭha point of view, including āsanas (physical postures), prāṇāyāma (conscious breathing exercises), mudrā (energetic locks) and samādhi (meditation).
Studying this text with an expert teacher will give you access to the context of these powerful principles and techniques, why they’re valuable for your practice, and how that translates into a better life.
The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika was the first text Mr. Desikachar studied with his father. And now, it is your chance to study it with Chase!
Classes are held live every Thursday for 75 minutes starting at 5pm PT / 8pm ET, from August 6th through September 24th.