74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
THE Kundalini Book,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Kundalini Tantra: 1 (Paperback)
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, other than to declare it the greatest book I have ever read, and a work of perfection. Throughout, the great spiritual master Swami Satyananda reveals a wealth of highly esoteric information on yoga and the mysterious force that yoga masters, prophets, alchemists and geniuses throughout the ages have harnessed to speed up their evolution - the kundalini.
The book contains illuminating descriptions of the chakras (energy centres), the major nadis (meridians, energy/ consciousness channels), and the processes by which the kundalini can be awakened and directed towards them, to illuminate the brain and elevate consciousness. The descriptions and explanations are intuitive and easy to understand, though as any yogi will tell you one has to do the practices to truly understand and to bring about inner transformation.
The book provides rare insights into the physiological impacts (within the nervous system, especially the cerebrospinal areas and the sympathetic/ parasympathetic) of speeding up one's evolution and the development of higher consciousness, the latter being sorely lacking in Western psychology, even though Jung himself wrote on the subject (The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga by C.G. Jung), yet of increasing interest to quantum physicists.
But of greater value still has to be the exposition of the various methods and exercises for awakening the chakras and the kundalini, and the step by step instructions for the kundalini kriyas. For these are the methods by which those of ordinary ability can become great, the methods which awaken the dormant 90% of the brain and evolve one's consciousness.
The final part of the book gives details on some of the scientific research that has explored yoga and kundalini, accompanied with a fascinating transcription of a discourse on the subject between several masters.
The book is concise, designed in a highly systematic way and most of all very inspiring. Read this book and take your own evolution into your own hands.
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 15 Jun 2008 02:10:13 BDT
Anonymous Pen Name says:
I agree with Jason this is a very powerful book. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to a beginner as it has very powerful techniques, I tried some and they were too strong for me as a beginner. But I've heard it on good faith that this is good for more advanced practitioners. Good luck. Still worth reading if you're a beginner but take it easy with the practises :o)
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2010 21:59:46 GMT
A. Lowe says:
I am a hatha yoga teacher and have read a lot of saraswati's books and articles and have great respect for him - just wondered if this book on kundalini was a conglomeration of much of his other materials in other books and articles where he discusses kundalini and kriya in depth. This has been the case with other publications and I simply wondered.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2011 23:32:43 BDT
Mr. C. J. Allen says:
No this is completely different, unless you are refering to the huge book on kriya. If in doubt, buy this book it's incredible!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›