Hatha Yoga


Take the base.

Feel emptiness.

Be with yourself.

That closes the circle.


The author and painter Mathias Schneider would like to welcome you to his website with his own collection of texts on the field of yoga. This script was written over many years. In addition to the texts there are own pictures to see, which were made in the workshop of Schneider. He wishes you much pleasure by staying here for a while.


Follow your own spirit with your being.

Welcome, Welcome, Bienvenue


Ladies and Gentlemen,

here in this book in the form of a wiki Mathias Schneider, *1975, from Offenburg in the Ortenau, a district in southwest Germany near the French city Strasbourg would like to tell you something about the way he has dealt with the very extensive field of Yoga himself so far. He would like to document the approaches he usually uses for their reading and thus show you how he perceived these things. In part, he still recognizes this today in the way it was for him in his youth, when he stood at the beginning with it.

Unfortunately, Schneider will not be able to show you or explain any exercises here. This could not even be his task in the preparation of this work report. He has not been trained by someone suitable who has understood something special about it that is necessary to speak about. Others have already done enough of this. The author probably wouldn't be able to do that any better than this.

The little wiki here is sometimes very personal. It will hardly have the same utility for every reader. But if you feel comfortable reading and staying on this site, you should take a look at these contents. Anyone who wants to deal here with the way in which the author's thoughts are expressed should be allowed to do so. Perhaps he will be able to juxtapose his own thoughts with Schneider's words written here. This can be good for weighting something expressed in words in depth in oneself. A certain engagement with another person's work and word can probably at times be something very useful and fruitful for one's own understanding of such things as they appear here.

This Wiki is still under construction by the author. What's the writer talking about while he's writing it? - He thinks that each person has to find and give the actual answers to the questions of his own life. We won't be able to influence what they are. But it should soon lead us back to the right path when we deal with the questions of time.

If these answers come from ourselves and have neither been scientifically founded nor religiously confirmed, nor by any means corresponded to local customs, then one can confidently speak of a statement from the field of esotericism. Schneider regards his discussion of yoga as such.

Especially for something not yet properly understood one would need one's own approaches, which do justice to man himself with his usual talent and simple equipment of the mind. Such approaches should become relevant for the advancement of people in their actual life situation. The same goes for the author. One of the main reasons for creating Scripture here is to consider a way to improve the real incidents of one's own existence and to consider how to find and follow this path.

Schneider, that's clear. For him it has become so true, because all concerns of his own things about him have continually led to such approaches and reflections, which have remained largely free of a convention, as the aforementioned one is. And yet these have been practicable paths for him. He tries to insist on these also further on.

Here on this Wiki, which has been formed over many years as a framework for his thoughts and ideas, it is now a matter of the author's experience with yoga and the related aspects of this existence, as they can be written down and named by himself. Some information can also be found here about those things that have gone along with a self-awareness in meditation and devotion. What he describes of it has already exerted a certain influence on himself.

He now concludes this introductory letter and wishes you much pleasure in reading this collection of texts on Yoga & Co. Now he remains

kind regards

the author Mathias Schneider