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Layayoga: The Definitive Guide to the Chakras and Kundalini
     

Layayoga: The Definitive Guide to the Chakras and Kundalini

by Shyam Sundar Goswami
 

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The most comprehensive guide to chakra meditation and the ancient spiritual science of layayoga ever created.

• One of the great works on yoga, available for the first time in the United States.

• Full-color plates illustrate each chakra.

With the growing interest in energy medicine in the West, the ancient Hindu tradition of chakra meditation has

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The most comprehensive guide to chakra meditation and the ancient spiritual science of layayoga ever created.

• One of the great works on yoga, available for the first time in the United States.

• Full-color plates illustrate each chakra.

With the growing interest in energy medicine in the West, the ancient Hindu tradition of chakra meditation has become increasingly important to both healers and spiritual seekers. While new to us, the chakras have long been studied in the East, with the spiritual science of layayoga having the profoundest knowledge of these energy centers. The fundamental aspect of layayoga is the arousing of dormant energy within the body through concentration and breathing exercises and the movement of this energy through the chakras to achieve supreme consciousness. Unlike kundalini yoga, which starts with the lower chakras and moves energy upward, layayoga meditation starts with the Sahasrara, the spiritual chakra that crowns the aura, and brings energy down to spiritualize each chakra in turn. Layayoga has long been viewed as the most comprehensive and deeply researched examination of the chakras available in the West. Its detailed, illustrated look at each of the chakras and the various meditations and mantras that go with them makes it a must for serious students of yoga.

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"An extraordinary volume . . . the last word on the chakras and kundalini."

"This book is a testimony to [Goswami's] spiritual stature and tremendous scholarship, but also to the yogic heritage of India. Nowhere else on earth can one find such profound knowledge about esoteric anatomy and the subtle energetic work necessary to achieve full enlightenment. . . . an extremely valuable gift to all who endeavor to practice authentic Yoga."

author of Lucid Waking Georg Feuerstein
"An extraordinary volume . . . the last word on the chakras and kundalini."
International Journal of Yoga Therapy Georg Feuerstein
"This book is a testimony to [Goswami's] spiritual stature and tremendous scholarship, but also to the yogic heritage of India. Nowhere else on earth can one find such profound knowledge about esoteric anatomy and the subtle energetic work necessary to achieve full enlightenment. . . . an extremely valuable gift to all who endeavor to practice authentic Yoga."
Georg Feuerstein
"This book is a testimony to [Goswami's] spiritual stature and tremendous scholarship, but also to the yogic heritage of India. Nowhere else on earth can one find such profound knowledge about esoteric anatomy and the subtle energetic work necessary to achieve full enlightenment. . . . an extremely valuable gift to all who endeavor to practice authentic Yoga."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892817665
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
901,468
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Georg Feuerstein
An extraordinary volume ... the last word on the chakras and kundalini. (Georg Feuerstein, author of Lucid Waking)

Meet the Author

Shyam Sundar Goswami (1891-1978) was the founder of the Goswami Institute of Yoga in Sweden, the first Indian institution of its kind in that country. He was a disciple of the great yoga master Balak Bharati and also wrote Hatha Yoga: An Advanced Method of Physical Education and Concentration.

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