Context: Contemporary science and the fundamental text on hatha yoga such as Hathapradipika, both state that yoga practise has physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relationship advantages. While each asana has recommendations for the benefits, a little study has been conducted to determine whether these unique practice approaches influence the benefits on practitioners which were reported in the text.
Aims: Our goal was to see the similarities in the practitioner's level of benefits to the benefits mentioned in the textbook mainly Hathpradipika.
Methods: We conducted a Review study of yoga practitioners of their benefits and compared them with the textual benefits to check their similarities. For this we reviewed 33 studies to check the benefits of the asanas which are mentioned in Hathapradipika and analysed their similarities with textual benefits.
Results: The asanas which are mentioned in Hathpradipika are very beneficial for our body by removing diseases and giving relaxation to body and mind.
Conclusions: The very similar benefits are observed by the studies done on the asanas which are mentioned by Swatmaram.