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The Healing Power of Yoga and Kundalini Tantra (Path to Wellness and Enlightenment)

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ISBN: 8185504512 From the Jacket The hallmark of India was the power and profundity of her mind and the purity of her soul. Indian sages have already designed a perfect way to attain elevation of mind & move towards truth through a comprehensive system of Yoga. Yoga offers a methodology to understand our self better on all levels, including our physical well- being, the thought process, emotions & desires. The Yoga aspirant can bring out the best in his personality by creat...

ISBN: 8185504512


From the Jacket

The hallmark of India was the power and profundity of her mind and the purity of her soul. Indian sages have already designed a perfect way to attain elevation of mind & move towards truth through a comprehensive system of Yoga. Yoga offers a methodology to understand our self better on all levels, including our physical well- being, the thought process, emotions & desires. The Yoga aspirant can bring out the best in his personality by creating unison in thought, speech and action in the most positive way. Staying young and potent throughout life is possible with Kundalini Yoga, an exotic science that uses the physical body to mobilize all the cosmic energies of the universe. The experience of meditation is so powerful & fulfilling that it helps to transcend the pains & sorrows of life. As we progress in Yoga, the heart expands to embrace all Creation, the ultimate state of love being the love for the cosmos.

The author has produced this masterful work with his unique blend of research, intelligence, skill & own experience. The book unfolds the fundamental esoteric & core principles of Yoga & Kundalini Tantra. It elaborates on the techniques of healing the inner system by practice of meditative postures, breath- regulation, purification of physical & inner bodies & energy channels including Sushumna activation, mastering the mental faculties (Chitta—shuddhi), invocation of the Patron Deity (Ishta-Deva), dissolving the Tattvas (Bhuta—shuddhi), recitation of Mantras, activation of energy centres (Chakras) & awakening the latent Kundalini (potential energy) at the Muladhara, the lowest centre in the spinal column.

The book is embellished with plenty of coloured and black 'n' white illustrations.

J.L. Gupta 'Chaitanya' was born at Sultanpur (U.P.), in 1958. With brilliant academic career; he obtained P.G.D.B.P. (Editing) from the College of Vocational Studies, Univ. of Delhi, with distinction. Earlier; he taught in private colleges, & later he worked with publishers of Indological books as a Sr. Editor for more than two decades. His entire life is devoted to the cause of editing oriental works & writing on spiritual themes.

Mr. Chaitanya was drawn to spirituality from the childhood itself & studied most of the Indian scriptures from enlightened masters. He was initiated to the discipline of Kundalini Yoga in early ninety's. Satisfied with his dedication & steadfastness in Sadhana, Rev'd Guru Swami Ramsuratji conferred on him the title of Acharya. Specialized in the practice of Chakra meditation, he provides guidance in Yoga, spirituality & Sanatana Dharma. He is also a social worker &editor of a social magazine.

As a prolific writer on various aspects of India's eternal culture, Sanatana Dharma, Yoga & Kundalini, he has more than 40 books to his credit. His books have been published by Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan, Chaukhamba Publishing House, Penman Publishers, Delhi and Indo-US Books (Butala Emporium), New York. The book titled ’Tantra, Mantra, Yoga & Spiritual Bliss’ published in 2007 became a bestseller.

His books to—be-released are: 1. Dictionary of Yogic & Tantric Terms, 2. Yoga Vijnana aur Kundalini Tantra (Hindi), 3. Miraculous Effects of Bhuta-shuddhi & Chakra Meditation (With English exposition of Sat—Chakra—Nirupanam).











Foreword

The Healing Power of Yoga 8 Kundalini Tantra’, the Second in series of J. L. Gupta ’Chaitanya’s ’Tantra, Mantra, Yoga 8 Spirituality is, indeed a welcome publication. His First book in this series titled ’Tantra, Mantra, Yoga 8 Spiritual Bliss’ comprising twenty-one chapters has already created a genuine spiritual hunger in the minds of readers. I am confident that this volume will go a long way towards satisfying that hunger and paving the way for locating the real abode of Bliss underlying within the cardiac region of each individual mistaking himself or herself just as a gross body and mind complex.

Heartiest congratulations to Shri J. L. Gupta ’Chaitanya' ji on this superb publication of universal value in the present world of tensions.

 

Contents

 

  Foreword (v)
  Preface (vi)
I: Yoga & Kundalini Tantra: An Overview 9-67
  The Tradition & Vision 12-21
  The Shaiva-Shakta Tradition 21-29 21-29
  Shakti, The All-pervading Power 29-34
  Inner Celebration 34-36
  Physical to Inner Self & Grace 36-38
  Pancha-Makara Sadhana 39-40
  The Nectarine Fluid & Love of Divine 41-46 41-46
  Pancha-Mahabhutas & Chakras 46-50
  Purity, Divinity & Bhuta-Shuddhi 50-53
  Kundalini, or The Spiritual Energy 53-56
  Tantra & Sexuality 56-61
  The Blissful Union 61-65
  Scientific Bases of Yoga 65-66
  Rules for the Tantra Aspirant 66-67
II: Basic Preparations For Yoga: External & Internal Purity 68-75
III: Purifying The Physical Body: Deha-Shuddhi & Shatkarmas 76-90
  Body Type for Yoga 78
  Physical, Subtle & Causal Bodies 78-83
  Three Gunas & The Atman 83-84
  Purification of the body 84-86
  Shatkarmas for Purification 86-90
  Neti, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti, Kapalbhati, Trataka  
IV: Lifestyle For Yoga Aspirant 91-112
  Ahaara (Appropriate Food) 99-107
  Vihaar (Exercise) 107-109
  Vishraam (Relaxation) 109-112
V: Meditative Poses For Healing 113-138
  Secret of Dhyana Postures  
  Secret of Asanas 117-121
  The Seat & the Asana 121-127
  General Rules for Asanas 127-130
  Basic Postures For Meditation  
  (1) Siddhasana: Perfect Pose 131, (2) Padmasana: Lotus Pose 133, (3) Svastikasana: Auspicious Pose 137, (4) Sukhasana: Easy Pose 137  
VI: Purifying The Energy Channels 139-145
  IDA, Pingala & Sushumna Nadis 139-144
  Elimination of Toxins 144-145
VII: Pranayama For Inner Healing 146-187
  Regulation of Breath  
  Definition of Prana 147, Emanation of Prana 148, Functions of Prana: Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana & Vyana 149, Prana-Shuddhi 152, Balancing Prana & Apana 153, Breathing Pattern 154, Dimension of Pranayama 157, Pranayama & Meditation 159, Pranayama, Om & Sandhya 164, Prana & Energy 166, Prana & Sexual Energy 167, Benefits from Pranayama 168, Rules for Pranayama 171  
  Techniques of Pranayama 173-187
  Nadi-shodhana Pranayam 174, Bhastrika 176, Kapalabhati 177, Anulom – Vilom 179, Shitali 181, Shitkari 182, Ujjayi 183, Bhramari 184, Murchchha 186, Plavini 186, Udgith 187  
VIII: Purifying The Chitta (Mind) 188-205
  Healing Manas, Buddhi & EGO  
  Conscious & Unconscious Mind 192, Purity of Mind (Chitta –Shuddhi) 193, Gunas, Chitta, Sankalpa & the Soul 196, Breath Regulation for Harmony 201, Pranayama to Purity the Chitta 202  
IX: Upasana & Meditation For Body, Mind & Soul 206-221
  Sandhya, Upasana or Worship 206
  Dhyana or Meditation 211
  Releasing Tension for Relaxation 220
X: The Pancha-Bhutas of Prakriti 222-245
  Five Elements of the Nature  
  Pancha Tattvas (Five Elements): Prithvi, Jala, Agni, Vayu & Akasha 231
  Evolution of Tattvas & Tanmatras 237
  Colours of Tattvas 240, Form of Tattva 241
  Tattva in Body & Chakra 241
  Tattva, Bijamantra, Chakra & Prana 242
  Tattvas in Varaha Upanishad 242
  Understanding the Bijamantras 243
  Knowing the Tattva 244, Tattva Shuddhi 245
XI: Chakras: Bridges to Higher Consciousness 246-264
XII: Ishvara Pranidhana, Tatta-Dharana & Bhuta-Shuddhi 265-282
  Five Elements & Chakras, Bhuta-Shuddhi, Ishvara Pranidhana, Tattva Dharana, Mastering Elements, Bhuta-Shuddhi & Jnana Mudra, Bhuta-Shuddhi & Khechari Mudra  
XIII: Pancha-Kosha & Prana-Tattva 283-287
  Five Sheaths & the Vital Force  
  Annamaya Kosha, Pranamaya Kosha, Manomaya Kosha, Vijnanamaya Kosha & Anandamaya Kosha Prana, Chakra & Kosha  
XIV: The Power of Mantras: Matrikas & Bija-Mantras 288-311
  Mantra & Mantra Shakti, Bija-mantras in Tantra, Bija-mantras & Devata, Bija-mantras & Kriyayoga, Matrikas & Akshara Mantras, Pranava Mantra (AUM)  
  Ajapa Japa & So ham Mantra, Guru & Mantra, Mantras of Shiva, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra  
XV: Muladhara Chakra, Or The Basic Support 312-318
XVI: Swadhishthana Chakra, Or The Own Abode 319-324
XVII: Manipura Chakra, Or The Place of Gems 325-330
XVIII: Anahata Chakra, Or The Unstruck Melody 331-335
XIX: Vishuddha Chakra, Or The Complete Purity 336-340
XX: Ajna Chakra, OR The Guru’s Command 341-345
XXI: Sahasrara Chakra, Or The Thousand-Petalled Lotus 346-350
XXII: Kundalaini, OR The Potential Energy 351-384
  Manifestations of Kundalini Shakti, Shakti as Nada, Bindu & Vak, Awakening the Kundalini Shakti, Antaryaga or Inner Worship  
XXIII: Chakra Meditation & Merging of The Elements 385-406
  Chakrayata Pranayama, Chakra Anusandhana, Balancing of the elements  
  Meditation at the Chakras:  
  Muladhara, Swadishthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna & Sahasrara Chakras  
APP. I: Shat-Chakra-Nirupanam (Sanskrit)  
APP. II: Glossary 417-427
APP. III: Select Bibliography 428-433
APP. IV: Index 434-440

 

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Item Code: IHL654 Author: J.L. Gupta ‘Chaitanya’ Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2010 Publisher: Penman Publishers Size: 8.8 inch X 5.8 inch Pages: 456 (Illustrated Throughout In B/W) Other Details: Weight of the Book:715 gms
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