Books & Inspirations
Dear students, visitors
we would love to share with you some books, places & people we drive our inspiration from and contribute to our knowledge as well to our spiritual & personal development.
by Satyananda Saraswati
In the last few decades, yoga has helped millions of people to improve their concepts of themselves. Yoga realises that man is not only the mind, he is body as well. Yoga has been designed in a such a way that it can complete the process of evolution of the personality in every possible direction. Kundalini yoga is a part of the tantric tradition. Even though you may have already been introduced to yoga, it is necessary to know something about tantra also. Since the dawn of creation, the tantrics and yogis have realised that in this physical body there is a potential force. It is not psychological or transcendental; it is a dynamic potential force in the material body, and it is called Kundalini. This Kundalini is the greatest discovery of tantra and yoga. Scientists have begun to look into this, and a summary of the latest scientific experiments is included in this book.
Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound: Secrets of Seed
by David Frawley
This book is not simply a collection of Mantras or an expression of their moral significance; it is an interpretation of the philosophy and the reality of the mantric approach to intelligence and knowledge held within the sound code or vibratory pattern behind the universe itself. The author has taken care of explaining the Bija Mantras, starting with the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet and leading up to the mantra purusha or body of sound which is considered an important practice in mantra yoga. The application of the mantra therapy in the Vedic sciences of Ayurvedic medicines, Vedic astrology and vastu sciences, too, form an important part of the book.
Sure Ways to
by 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, 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.
Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands
by Gertrud Hirschi
Discover the calming power and positive effects of mudra techniques
Mudras also playfully called “finger power points”-are yoga positions for your hands and fingers.They can be praciced sitting,lying down,standing or walking,a any time and place!Scholed in the traditional knowledge of this Eastern art of healing,Gertrud Hirscht,the well known Swiss yoga teacher and author of Basic Yoga For Everybody,shows you how these techniques can recharge your personal energy reserves and improve your quality of living.Use these mysterious healing gestures to calm the stress,aggravations,and frustrations ofeveryday life.In Mudras;yoga in your hands,you will learn:
*How you can apply these simple exercises to prevent illness and support the healing of a great variety of physical and emotional problems.
*How to use mudras to promote your spiritual development.
*How you can additionally intensify the effect with breathing exercises, affirmations, visualisations, herbs, nutrition, music and colours.
by Devdutt Pattanaik
The Gita is one of the most widely read books in India and the World. Hence, it comes as no surprise that there are numerous translations and interpretation of the Gita available. Many authors, academicians and scholars all over the world have attempted to translate, interpret and publish the Gita in their own words. Devdutt Pattanaik’s book ‘My Gita’ is also a part of that tradition.
The Yoga of
the Nine Emotions
by Peter Marchand
The Yoga of the 9 Emotions is about the essence of our emotions that exists both in the body and the mind. They are like a taste that leaves us with a certain feeling. Our emotions are affected by the interplay of our senses. Love, Joy, Wonder, Courage, Calmness, Anger, Sadness, Fear and Disgust will be examined and by doing so increase our emotional intelligence giving deep insight into emotional health and wellbeing. The Yoga of the 9 Emotions provides guidelines for integrating mind body practice into yoga from the emotional point of view.
The Bhagwat Gita
by R.R. Varma
The Bhagwat Gita is the main sourcebook on yoga and is a concise summary of India’s Vedic wisdom. Yet, remarkably, the setting for this classic spiritual text is an ancient Indian battlefield.
In this interpretation of the Gita, the author explains that the essence of the Gita is the equanimity of mind, which is attained by transcending it because mind consciousness is myopic and only spiritual consciousness abounds in universal love and absolute knowledge.
This best-selling and expanded edition of the most famous and popular of Indian scriptures contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message better. Most importantly, the translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.