The mahāmudrā from the Jogpradīpakā,
MS Add. 24099
Dr James Mallinson
Dr James Mallinson explores the Tantric Buddhist roots of Hatha Yoga and reveals how, even in its earliest iterations, the practice of it was considered advantageous for everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or philosophical belief.
By Dr James Mallinson
James Mallinson is Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Civilisation at SOAS, University of London. His research focuses on the yoga tradition, in particular the texts, techniques and practitioners of traditional haṭha yoga. He has spent several years living with traditional Hindu ascetics and yogis in India. He is currently leading a five-year research project on the history of haṭha yoga, funded by the European Research Council.