Author: Brian Dana Akers
Translator(s): Brian Dana Akers
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7822-259-0
This work is an English translation of the original Sanskrit text of Svatmarama. It has established itself as the classic work on Hath Yoga, and draws on sage Svatmarama's own experience and older works.
Part of the charm of this translation is that the author breathes life into the ancient text by retaining its esoteric barriers and anachronisms, while at the same time clearly and simply presenting the useful postures for students of Yoga.
This book is well illustrated with photographs that depict models demonstrating the postures. This Pradipika is a must for serious students of yoga, and for those of us not so serious, it is informative and entertainingly readable.