Yoga Philosophy

 

A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga and KriyaThis is the most comprehensive text ever published on yoga. It contains a complete course of 36 structured lessons on all the practices of integral yoga. The lessons were compiled from the teachings given by Swami Satyananda and are useful as a practical and theoretical guide to all levels of yoga teachers and aspirants. The book presents a synthesis of yoga in a scientific and systematic manner. The different branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are progressively introduced with special emphasis on practice, theory and application in day to day life.

Suitable for all, but may be daunting for beginners.

  • 984 pages
  • Hard cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-08-5
  • Language: English and Hindi

 

Kundalini Tantra

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Kundalini TantraKundalini Tantra is Sri 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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Samkhya Darshan
Yogic Perspective on Theories of Realism

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Samkhya is one of the earliest schools of Indian philosophy and most systems, including yoga, have been drawn from or influenced by it. Samkhya is a dualistic philosophy and postulates two eternal realities: Purusha, the witnessing consciousness, and Prakriti, the root cause of creation, composed of the three gunas.

This text highlights the unique contribution of Samkhya philosophy in man's quest to understand his true nature. It discusses the practical theories of causation, manifestation, bondage and liberation.

For the spiritual aspirant, Samkhya is the metaphysics of self-realization and yoga is the sadhana or means to achieve it. Samkhya Darshan contains the full Sanskrit text of Ishvara Krishna's Samkhya Karika as well as transliteration and translation.

  • 126 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-59-5
  • Language: English

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Sure Ways to Self Realization

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Sure Ways to Self RealizationSure 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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Yoga Darshan
Vision of the Yoga Upanishads

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Yoga DarshanYoga Darshan gives a contemporary yogic vision of the Upanishads as expounded by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Taking a holistic and practical view of spiritual life, this text provides a picture of yoga that is both panoramic and precise. In the theoretical section the different traditions and philosophies of yoga are clearly identified and explained along with clear expositions on hatha, raja, mantra, karma, jnana, laya and esoteric yogas. The practical section highlights classical practices from the Yoga Upanishads and the yogic perspective on physiology and health.

Yoga Darshan is a central textbook for all Bihar Yoga Bharati undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

  • 514 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-26-5
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Sanskrit Glossary of Yogic Terms

Swami Yogakanti Saraswati

sanskritThis Sanskrit glossary contains a wealth of definitions of yoga and its related topics, including philosophies, yogic traditions and concepts. It is designed to aid yoga practitioners who seek the deeper meaning of yoga’s symbols and metaphoric language. It may be utilized as a guide for understanding the precision and subtle associations of Sanskrit words found in yoga publications.

The Sanskrit glossary, with English translation, reveals the deep significance of yogic terms through word structure, meaning, scriptural references and original Devanagri script. Selected pictures illustrate the text.

  • 222 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-31-1
  • Language: English

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