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1

Who wrote Hatha Yoga Pradipika?

Yogi Swatmarama

2

What does Hatha Yoga Pradipika mean?

Light on Hatha Yoga

3

What does Pradipika mean?

Self illuminating

Or

That which illumines

4

What makes the philosophy of Hatha Yoga Pradipika unique compared to Buddhist and Patanjali?

No yamas and Niyamas (moral codes)

5

Why does Hatha Yoga Pradipika start with Shatkriyas, Asana, Pranayama?

To avoid wrestling with the mind, splitting the mind. Start by disciplining the physical body

6

Hatha yoga is known as the science of what?

Purification

7

In hatha yoga how many ways does the body have to be cleaned of impurities?

6 Different ways

8

What does Ha and tha represent?

"Ha" represents Prana (vital force)

"tha" represents the mind

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What does 'hatha' mean

The union between pranic and mental forces

10

What are the two fundamental creative forces?

Prana shakti & Manas shakti

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What is the great 'pralaya'

The total annihilation of matter

12

What are the three waste products of the body according to Hatha Yoga?

Gas, Mucous & Acidity

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What are the 6 Kriyas of Hatha Yoga?

1. Neti
2. Dhauti
3. Basti
4. Nauli
5. kapalbhati
6. Trataka

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What is the desired effect of the 6 Hatha Yoga kriyas?

To purify the energy patterns and bring a balance between them

15

What is the difference between yoga and hatha yoga?

Yoga is concerned with awakening of sahasrara.

Hatha Yoga deals with awakening of muladhara.

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What is the ultimate goal of hatha yoga?

To experience Yoga (Union of kundalini shakti up to Sahasrara)

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How does hatha yoga seek to control the mind?

By controlling prana through pranayama

18

What must be practiced before pranayama?

The shatkriyas (cleansing the physical body)

19

If the left nostril is flowing?

Ida is active, mind is dominant, meditation will be sleepy

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If the right nostril is flowing?

Pingala is active, prana is dominant, thoughts will be racing

21

If both nostrils flow evenly?

Sushumna is open, meditation is easy

22

What does pranayama mean?

Prana + ayama (dimension) = Expanding the dimensions of prana within you

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within us are areas of consciousness in complete darkness, what effect does pranayama have on this?

Prana is circulated to these dark areas of consciousness and illuminates them

24

Therapeutically, in what 3 ways does hatha yoga treat the body?

1. Conferring absolute health to one part of the body, thus influencing all the rest. (the law of mutual rhythms)

2. Balancing Ida/pingala & prana/apana

3. Purifying the 3 wastes (dosas) Gas, mucous, acid

25

According to hatha yoga, how should someone with many ailments be treated?

They should be given treatment that just targets one ailment , relying on the law of mutual rhythms)

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Hatha yoga is more than just being healthy. Explain how yoga should be taught to a sick man...

When a patient comes for help, teach him yoga and make him better. Treat the sickness but do not stop there. take him further in to the spiritual domain of life.