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Hatha Yoga

Symbols, Secrets & Metaphor
Paperback Book
January, 1987
$32.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Long considered essential reading for Hatha Yoga students and teachers, the revised 20th anniversary edition of Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language presents 22 classical Hatha asanas with in-depth investigations into their symbolic natures.

Swami Sivananda Radha explores the mythological meaning of each posture as she encourages the Hatha yogi to stretch beyond the physical. Building on the classical foundations of an ancient tradition, Swami Radha expertly synthesizes the ancient wisdom of yoga with an understanding of psychological and spiritual facets of contemporary life. With the Hidden Language approach, one can penetrate the mystical messages of the asanas to truly understand the body as a spiritual tool.

This book is for those who, in practising Hatha Yoga, want to find a deeper meaning in the asanas. The meaning is there, psychologically and spiritually, and you can now begin to look at the asanas as symbols and find in them an unsuspected significance.

It was 20 years ago when Swami Radha first introduced the transformational Hidden Language method to students interested in going deeper with their practice. She described asanas as “a silent manner of speech and the cells of the body are the listeners.” This book presents a clear method for translating this language of the body into words for the rational mind. Now, with expanded instructions on how to incorporate the Hidden Language method into a personal practice, beautiful photographs by Derek Shapton and an introduction by ascent columnist Swami Lalitananda, the 20th anniversary edition of Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language also offers exercises at the end of each chapter to apply the technique.

“This book contains the insights of an extraordinary woman who dared to look deeper into the practice of asana to experience wholeness, which is the essence of yoga.” —Sharon Gannon, co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga method

Publisher’s Description: 

Experience the power of Hatha Yoga as a tool for spiritual transformation. Providing symbolic and mythological context for each asana, the Hidden Language method encourages you to take Hatha beyond the physical.

Spiritualize your Hatha practice by exploring twenty-two asanas through symbol and metaphor.

Printed on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper.

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