Meditation

 

Ajna Chakra

Rishi Nityabodhananda

While knowledge of the external world is gained through the senses, it is through our sixth sense, ajna chakra, also known as the third eye or the eye of intuition, that higher intelligence, both unmanifest and manifest, is experienced. Awakening ajna chakra is opening the channel to experience answers to what lies beyond external reality, questions haunting every seeker.

This new edition of Ajna Chakra by Rishi Nityabodhananda has been revised and updated. Included are discussions on kundalini yoga, ajna chakra in the tantric texts, yogic practices to awaken ajna chakra, attempts by science to validate dimensions of consciousness beyond objective external reality, and research into the role of the pineal gland and its relationship with ajna chakra.

  • 146 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 978-81-86336-80-9
  • Language: English

 

Dharana Darshan

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Dharana DarshanDharana Darshan includes as yet unpublished classic meditation practices derived from the Upanishads, the Tantras and other traditional yogic texts. The core of the book is Swami Niranjanananda's adaptation of the complex upanishadic akasha (space) dharanas for modern practitioners, including chidakasha, hridayakasha, daharakasha and vyoma panchaka dharanas, along with advanced stages of the classic ajapa japa and trataka practices. Also included is an introduction explaining the theory and purpose of concentration, psychic symbol, visualization, and the obstacles commonly encountered by practitioners.

This book is designed for those already familiar with the fundamentals of meditation and have a degree of mastery in the pratyahara (sensory withdrawal) practices.

  • 439 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-21-4
  • Language: English

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Kundalini Tantra

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Kundalini TantraKundalini Tantra is Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s seminal work on kundalini, chakras and kriya yoga. Defining and explaining kundalini, this book provides a detailed account of kundalini awakening, including the signs and effects of such experiences and ways to both elicit and manage them.

The book contains a comprehensive description of each chakra and the significance of the chakras in tantric and yogic practice. Techniques are given to balance each centre for greater harmony in mind, body and spirit, and in preparation for the rising of kundalini shakti. The 20 kriyas and their preparatory practices are fully elucidated.

  • 453 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-15-8
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Meditation from the Tantras

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Meditations from the TantrasMeditations from the Tantras is a clear and comprehensive book on meditation for beginners. The general aim is to show the possibilities open to the practitioner of meditation, the preparation that is necessary, as well as practical methods to attain meditative experiences. Featuring fundamental pratyahara (sensory withdrawal) practices such as Antar Mouna™ and introductions to other meditation techniques such as Yoga Nidra™, ajapa japa, trataka, the kriyas and the different forms of mantra practice, this book provides an essential foundation for all advanced meditation practices.

Included are class transcripts of the practices as originally taught by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

  • 367 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-11-5
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Sri Saundarya Lahari
The Descent

Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

Sri Sundarya LahariThe original Sanskrit text by Adi Sankaracharya has been translated and explained in a lucid and eloquent style, which brings the reader into the living presence of the Goddess. The 103 mantras of this text are presented here as meditations and visualizations of Sri Devi, the root matrix of creation, depicting her divine form as a path of highest sadhana and realization.

The text deals with the essence of tantric philosophy and sadhana, elucidating the esoteric traditions of Sri Vidya, the Dasa Mahavidyas, kulakundalini, chakras and tattwas, and their usage to bridge the gap between the outer and inner experience. Sri Saundarya Lahari, the Descent, an exposition on the feminine divine, is substantiated and enhanced by the personal experience and in-depth study of the author. Also included are a comprehensive introduction, Prayoga (uses of the mantras, yantras and especially the mandalas contained in the text), transliteration and index.

  • 512 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 978-81-86336-70-0
  • Language: English

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Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
The Ascent

Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

Vijnana Bhairava TantraThe theme of Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is dharana, or concentration, a subject most relevant today. This new translation and commentary of a classical tantric text sheds much light on the practice of dharana, which until now has been revealed only by peripheral explanations. The text comprises 112 different dharanas, or techniques of concentration, which can easily be incorporated into one’s daily life. Although dharana is a practice intended for an adept, whose mind is steady and controlled, the techniques contained within this book provide a way even for the aspirant with a distracted mind to gradually develop concentration and meditation.

This work is the result of an in-depth study of dharana in relation to the tantric view of meditation, substantiated by the personal experience of the author. Included is a detailed introduction followed by the original Sanskrit slokas, with transliteration, translation and extensive commentary.

  • 499 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-32-X
  • Language: English

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Steps to Yoga
Yoga Initiation Papers

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Letters from Swami Satyananda Saraswati to a disciple. This little known work addresses problems and challenges faced by the more advanced householder sadhaka.

  • 198 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-13-1
  • Language: English

 

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Sure Ways to Self Realisation

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Sure Ways to Self-Realization is a practical and informative text on systems of meditation from cultures all over the world. To assist today's seekers to find a suitable path back to the source, the real self, and to find stability of mind in a rapidly changing world, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati describes the path of meditation, the obstacles confronting the practitioner and the means to overcome them.

Both theory and practical instructions for a vast range of age-old meditation practices are presented, including yogic techniques such as antar mouna, yoga nidra and ajapa japa, as well as meditations from ancient Egypt and Greece, the Celtic and Taoist traditions, Tibetan and Zen Buddhism, Sufism and alchemy. Moving meditations as well as meditation techniques for children and for the dying are included.

Sure Ways to Self-Realization is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced and is an ideal reference book for yoga teachers.

  • 455 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-41-7
  • Language: English

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Swara Yoga
The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing

Swami Muktibodhananda

Swara yoga is an ancient science of pranic body rhythms and explores how prana can be controlled through the breath. Traditionally a closely guarded science, taught only through direct transmission from guru to disciple, very little has ever been written about it.

In this book the theory behind swara yoga is discussed, including the topics of prana, nadis and chakras. In the practice section the techniques of swara yoga are given in detail. The last section contains the original Sanskrit text of the Shiva Swarodaya with an English translation.

Swara Yoga is a suitable text for advanced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. Line drawings, charts and illustrations are included.

  • 248 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 978-81-85787-36-7
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Taming the Kundalini

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Taming the KundaliniTaming the Kundalini is a collection of letters written by Swami Satyananda Saraswati to a close disciple, during the period 1959–62. Through this detailed and intimate account of yogic and spiritual training, the reader is given a rare glimpse into the unfoldment of the guru-disciple relationship and the implementation of progressive sadhana as a powerful tool to awaken consciousness.

In this book Swami Satyananda offers to all his spiritual advice and encouragement and leads the reader into a deeper understanding of the human place within the universe.

  • 196 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-17-4
  • Language: English

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Tattwa Shuddhi
The Tantric Practice of Inner Purification

Swami Satyasangananda

Tattwa ShuddhiTattwa shuddhi is an ancient tantric practice for purification of the elements, published for the first time in this comprehensive text. Every individual is comprised of five basic elements. Through the process of tattwa shuddhi, the purification and transformation of these elements takes place. This book contains the theory of tattwas and detailed instructions for the practice. Tattwa shuddhi uses the tantric tools of yantra, mantra and mandala. It can be performed as a sadhana in itself or as an adjunct to kundalini/kriyas and other higher yogas.

Tattwa shuddhi is an advanced practice.

  • 144 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-37-9
  • Language: English

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Yoga Nidra

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga NidraPeople feel that they are relaxing when they collapse in an easy chair with a drink or a cigarette and read a newspaper or switch on the television. But this, in fact, is merely a sensory diversion; true relaxation is an experience far beyond all this. For complete relaxation you must remain aware. This is Yoga Nidra, the state of dynamic sleep. This book introduces the practice of Yoga Nidra explaining how it works in both yogic and scientific terms. It includes several class transcriptions and covers the many applications of this versatile technique which has been used for deep relaxation, for educational purposes and to harmonise the deeper unconscious. “In my early childhood I was guided through Yoga Nidra by Sri Swamiji and it is only now that I am becoming aware of the depth of the instructions and training I received.” (Swami Niranjanananda)

Suitable for all practitioners.

  • 261 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-12-3
  • Language: English

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