This unique book teaches hatha yoga as it was originally intended: as a way to uplift your consciouness and aid your spiritual development. Kriyananda's inspiring affirmations and clearly written instructions show you how to attune yourself to the consciouness of each pose, so that each yoga posture becomes a doorway to life-affirming attitudes, clarity of understanding, and an increasingly centered and uplifted awareness.This handy lay-flat reference book covers the basic principles of hatha yoga including standing poses, relaxation poses, spinal stretches, and inverted and sitting poses, all with photographs. Includes suggestions for routines of varying lengths for beginning to advanced study. Kriyananda brings this yoga science back to its central focus as an integral past of the meditative science of Raja Yoga. His approach is in the tradition of the ancient Hatha Yoga and of his own guru, the great Indian master Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the most widely read and respected of all books on yoga,Autobiography of a Yogi.