Haṭhapradīpikā

Danish title: 
Haṭhapradīpikā – Haṭhayogaens hovedværk
, Forlaget Univers (2018).

Project leaders
Bjarne Wernicke-Olesen and Silje Lyngar Einarsen

The first full translation of the Haṭhapradīpikā (also known as the Haṭhayogapradīpikā) into Danish. The translation is annotated with an introduction and essays and includes the full Sanskrit text in devanāgarī. The book is illustrated with photos of a traditional and a modern yoga practitioner to show different ways of interpreting the āsanas and mudrās presented in this work. The translation is based on Svāmī Digambarjī and Pītāmbara Jhā’s edition of Svātmārāma’s Haṭhapradīpikā (Lonāvlā: Kaivalyadhāma Śrīmanmādhava Yogamandira Samiti, 1980). The translation group consists of former and present Sanskrit students from the research unit for South Asian Religion (SAR) at the Department for the Study of Religion, Aarhus University.

For a study of the Śākta dimension of the Haṭhapradīpikā please see:

Mallinson, James. 2016. ’Śāktism and Haṭhayoga’, in Bjarne Wernicke-Olesen (ed.), Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism, p. 109-140. Oxford: Routledge.

Wernicke-Olesen, Bjarne and Silje Lyngar Einarsen. 2018. ’Übungswissen in Yoga, Tantra und Asketismus des frühen indischen Mittelalters’, in Almut-Barbara Renger and Alexandra Stellmacher (eds), Übungswissen in Religion und Philosophie: Produktion, Weitergabe, Wandel, pp. 241-257. Berlin: LIT Verlag.

Seminar at the OCHS 2017

Seminar in Oerslev Monastery 2018

Translation group
Gitte Poulsen
Dorte Effersøe
Erik Grammagnat
Jesper Moeslund
Lena Molin
Lisette Hededal
Sander Rosenkilde
Tanja Louise Jakobsen
Therese Udklit
Elizabeth Rosendahl

Introduction and essays
Bjarne Wernicke-Olesen
Silje Lyngar Einarsen
Jens Toft Pedersen

Creative Manager
Tanja Louise Jakobsen

Illustrator
Lisette Hededal

Yoga practitioners
Mathilde Kjelberg
Sudeep Kumar Puthiyaparambath

Pre-order the book at:
http://www.forlagetunivers.dk/book.php?lang=&id=46

More information can be found in our Activities:
http://saktatraditions.org/haṭhapradipika-translation-seminar/