Having finished the forward of the pradipika or "illumination" on Hatha Yoga, we must now move forward through the verses. What have we learned so far? Hatha Yoga is a practice that involved power, effort and attention to the physical self. We must cleanse, move and breathe. The first verse reminds us of what we learned in the last thread or sutra of the Yoga Sutras: Honor the consciousness that lies within you; it will guide you on your path. In other words: all you need to know, you already now. Hmmm, chew on that one for a while. . .
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