The ancient and revolutionary idea of Hatha Yoga is translated into action. It is evident that the author has the well-being of the reader-pupil in mind, as each asana (posture) is explained with precision. Nor have these postures and breath control techniques been so simplified as to render them meaningless. There is no attempt to catalogue the 840,000 yogic asanas, but those that are explored can provide the practitioner with the will and the skill to achieve mastery of himself and a feeling of oneness with one's world. For even while the study is taking place, a gain is being made. There can be no failure in the yogic sense--the path itself is success. Minimizing the esoteric and maximizing the physical discipline, the author-guru presents a precise text for the Western world.