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This Book presents a systematic and pragmatic approach to the awakening of kudalini, which arouses greater intelligence from it's sleep and you can give birth to a new range of creativity.
Paperback, 453 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Yoga Publications Trust
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Timothy Warnock
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Warning- this book makes many assertions that are patently wrong and scientifically illiterate. But take them as metaphors, the topic is quite wonderful, artful and very compelling.

Kundalini Tantra provides a succinct and apt description of human consciousness and meditative practices leading to self-inquiry and greater self-awareness -- ultimately leading to profound realizations of the nature of the mind, and the formation of conscious thought.

If you're interested in inquiring into the nature
Adriana Scarpin
Mais um episódio de Tudo que você sempre quis saber sobre a vida... Esse livro facilmente poderia ser considerado como bíblia do Tantra, não dá pra ser mais completo no assunto do que foi colocado num âmbito geral aqui.
Plus: Essencial para aqueles que estão abrindo chacras ou despertando a kundalini e precisam se tranquilizar quanto a possíveis crises psicóticas ou de esquizofrenia. Não se preocupem, os sintomas são normais.
Alice Puckett
May 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: seekers
dense with vivid details of comprehensible experience-driven descriptions of a system of energy and thought that is necessary to advance the West into a sustainable way of life, mindful, self-aware, and constructive rather than the current self-destructive policies.
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: occultism, tantra, yoga
This is one of the best books on practical Dakshina Tantra I've got in touch with aiming for the development of a healthy sense of unit between the physical body, the subtle body (emotions) and the mind as a bridge between our individual sense of consciousness and the Universe.

Swami Satyananda Saraswati first explains what is the so-called kundalini, as the driving energy that creates the human experience and how we can perceive it inside our body as the dormant force that as soon as awakened ca
Rodrigo d'Orey
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Definitely the best practical book on feeling and awakening the chakras, raising the Kundalini and kriya yoga you will ever need.
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I would recommend this as mandatory reading for any serious aspirant of kriya yoga. It provides detailed practical guidance in addition to explaining the esoteric symbology and philosophy of the tantric path.
Lavonne Riley
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I started yoga about seven months ago and this book helped me understand some things that were going on with my body. I'm still not ready for many of the practices here, but explanations were clear and detailed enough to give a a foundation on which to build.
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Straight, simple and exhaustive
Dec 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
A well rounded intro to kundalini. The book gives a basic theoretical explanation of kundalini and then introduces practices in a straightforward and accessible way. My main critique is that it assigns importance fairly thinly- every chakra is the most important, so the reader is easily drawn into trying to focus on everything at once. Thankfully, in practice, the program designates a clear focus for each time period and exercise.

This book is best for those actually looking to begin practicing,
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
well organized and quick read for me. havent done many of the exercises as outlined but the it was laid out i can see following this plan. it gave a overview which I liked. read a few reviews. some valid points but i think I will explore the books game plan and see where it takes me. I liked it
Ximena López Arias
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
otro sin comentarios: hay que vivirlo, como el Kama Sutra!
Feb 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Definitely one of the best books I have ever read.
Rachna Khemchandani
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books to understand chakras and kundalini energy
Jan 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
you might want to get some help learning from this knowing that its potent.
Clancy Birrell
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kundalini
Excellent exposition of this much mis-understood and mis-informed subject matter.
Clear instructions and background information with great measure and even headed commentary.
A little self indulgent in the last section but not enough to detract from the remainder. I would recommend this for anyone with a serious interest in the subject as a beginner yogi, or just interested.
NOTE: as other reviewers have stated, there are a few outdated ideas in here relating to body health and systems but they ar
Gaurav Bhatt
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book gives a detailed account of each chakra and what worlds it will open for saadhak/yogi which goes on a quest to open through intense sadhana(practice). The details on Ajna , Anahata, Manipura , Swadhisthana, Mooladhara are beyond I have read or understood anywhere. Must read for every Yogi who has experienced the benefits of Pranayam (Breathing exercises). This book will open the doorway for the things beyond your perception 'if you are ready for it'.
Johan Flod
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book the first time I read it.
Savan Vyas
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The most definitive and powerful book on kundalini yoga.
Dr Richa
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
very good book, extensive knowledge and simple to understand.
Sujin Balakumaran
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Great book with some practices and details about the Sadhana. A Must to read for who are practicing and curious to know about the details.
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An amazing book that not only speaks of the depths of Tantra but speaks to our western need to prove these special yogic techniques
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“Assim como no regime da criação, Shakti é o criador e Shiva é o testemunho de todo o jogo, no tantra a mulher tem o estado do guru e o homem do discípulo. A tradição tântrica é atualmente passada da mulher para o homem, na prática tântrica, é a mulher quem inicia. É só por seu poder que o ato de maithuna acontece. Todas as preliminares são feitas por ela. Ela coloca a marca na testa do homem e fala pra ele meditar. Na relação ordinária, quem controla é o homem e a mulher participa. Mas no tantra eles trocam de papéis. A mulher torna-se a operadora e o homem o seu intermédio. Ela tem que ser capaz de despertá-lo. então, no momento certo, ela deve criar o bindu para que ele possa praticar vajroli. Se o homem perde seu bindu, significa que a mulher não conseguiu realizar suas funções adequadamente.
No tantra se diz que Shiva é incapaz sem Shakti. Shakti é a sacerdotisa. Portanto, quando Vama marga é praticado, o homem deve ter uma atitude absolutamente tântrica com a mulher. Ele não pode comportar-se com ela como os homens geralmente fazem com outras mulheres. Normalmente, quando um homem olha uma mulher, ele torna-se apaixonado, mas durante o maithuna ele não deve. Ele deve vê-la como a mãe divina, a Devi, e aproximar-se dela como uma atitude de devoção e entrega, não com luxúria.
De acordo com o conceito tântrico, as mulheres são mais dotadas de qualidades espirituais e seria uma coisa sábia se elas assumissem posições elevadas na área social. Então, haveria maior beleza, compaixão, amor e compreensão em todas as esferas da vida. O que estamos discutindo aqui não é sociedade patriarcal versus matriarcal, mas tantra.
No relacionamento entre marido e mulher, por exemplo, há dependência e posse, enquanto que no tantra cada parceiro é independente, um para si mesmo. Outra coisa difícil na sadhana tântrica é cultivar a atitude de impassionalidade. O homem tem de se tornar praticamente um bramacharya, a fim de libertar a mente as emoções dos pensamentos sexuais e da paixão, que normalmente surgem na presença de uma mulher.
Ambos os parceiros devem ser absolutamente purificados e controlados interna e externamente antes de praticar o maithuna. É difícil para a pessoa comum compreender isto porque para a maioria das pessoas a relação sexual é o resultado da paixão e da atração emocional ou física, tanto para a procriação quanto para o prazer. É somente quando você está purificado que estes instintos sexuais estarão ausentes. Isto acontece porque, de acordo com a tradição, o caminho do Dakshina marga deve ser seguido por muitos anos antes do caminho do Vama marga poder ser iniciado. Então, a interação do maithuna não acontece por uma gratificação física. O propósito é muito claro – o despertar de sushumna, o aumento da energia de Kundalini no mooladhara chakra e a explosão nas áreas inconscientes do cérebro.
Se isto não ficar claro, quando você praticar os kriyas e sushumna se tornar ativa, você não será capaz de confrontar o despertar. Sua cabeça vai ficar quente e você nãos será capaz de controlar a paixão e o excitamento, porque você não tranqüilizou seu cérebro.
Portanto, em minha opinião, somente aqueles que são adeptos no yoga estão qualificados para o Vama marga. Este caminho não é para ser usado indiscriminadamente como um pretexto para a auto-indulgência. Ele se destina para os sadhakas maduros e chefes de família sérios, que são evoluídos, que têm praticado sadhana para despertar o potencial energético e atingir o samadhi Eles devem utilizar este caminho como um veículo para o despertar, caso contrário torna-se um caminho de queda.”
“Na mitologia hindu, o despertar de Kali foi descrito em muitos detalhes. Quando Kali se ergue vermelha de raiva, todos os deuses e demônios ficam aturdidos e todo mundo fica em silêncio. Eles não sabem o que ela vai fazer. Eles pedem ao Senhor Shiva para pacificá-la, mas Kali ruge ferozmente jogando-o para abaixo e de pé sobre seu peito, com sua boca aberta, sedenta por carne e osso. Quando os devas realizam orações para pacificar Kali, ela se torna calma e tranqüila.
De acordo com a filosofia do yoga, Kali, a primeira manifestação do inconsciente, é um poder terrível; ela domina completamente a alma individual, representada por sua posição sobre o Senhor Shiva. Às vezes acontece que, pela instabilidade mental, algumas pessoas entram em contato com seu corpo inconsciente e vêem elementos ferozes e pouco auspiciosos – fantasmas, monstros, etc. quando Kali, o poder inconsciente do homem, é despertada, ela eleva-se até encontrar a manifestação mais adiante, o superconsciente, a outorgadora de gloria e perfeição.”
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