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Kundalini: Yoga For The West [Hardcover]

Swami Sivananda Radha
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Oct. 30 2004
In this classic guide to Kundalini Yoga, the enigmatic Eastern teachings of Kundalini are translated into a form accessible to the Western mind. Providing practical exercises, questions and meditations, the reader is guided through the chakras, exploring each level of consciousness in detail. Using clear and comprehensible language, Swami Radha offers thorough explanations and insightful reflections for incorporating the ancient teachings of Kundalini into modern everyday life.

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5.0 out of 5 stars a way to light Nov. 14 2005
I first picked up Kundalini Yoga for the West before teaching a yoga class at a Rad'a studio in Montreal. Opening the book's back jacket, I found the author staring expressively at me in sepia-tones. It appeared even from that photo that Swami Sivananda Radha -- the woman that inspired the studio I was sitting in, ascent, (Canada's only yoga magazine), and the Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia - had a great deal to teach me about the Light. Light made an aura out of her white hair. Light bathed her cheeks raised by a smile. Light sparked in her dark intelligent eyes. Who better to learn about the Light then from someone that aspired passionately for in her own life? After reading his book I believe that taken to action, Swami Radha's teachings on Kundalini have the power to lead me toward greater awareness, increased self-knowledge, clearer perception, and my highest potential. She offers a practical manual filled with advice, explanations, exercises, psychology, philosophy and a down-to-earth approach to spirituality that goes beyond the mechanics. "The natural life rhythm [of our lives]," she writes, "simply cannot absorb the impact of news, television and urban living, combined with the many power struggles that are outside the domain of an individual's control." Swami Radha offers an alternative to submitting those aspects of life that drive us away from my inner being. She reminds me that we are on this planet ultimately to evolve -- not through technology, modern conceptions of progress or material acquisition but though expanding and refining our consciousness. She puts it wisely; "Evolution for humans must now refer to the evolution of consciousness, and Kundalini offers a blueprint of that vast mine to be tapped." With pictures and poetry, familiar language and great wisdom, Swami Radha demystified the esoteric practice of Kundalin for me. In the end this book a pleasure to read and even more of a pleasure to put into practice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an amazing book by an amazing yogini Oct. 11 2014
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This is an amazing book by an amazing yogini. I would recommend this to anyone interested in deepening their yoga practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kundalini Yoga for the West Aug. 6 2011
From a novice aspirant to a teaching Swami, this extraordinary text will provide guidance on how to delve inside and examine your thoughts and actions. The book is a comprehensive tool which is not intended to be read like a novel, but explored, meditated upon, and gradually with the help of the exercises, opens your own understanding of who you are and who you can choose to be.

Swami Sivananda Radha has compiled the ancient quests of the Cakra system and meditations which will assist a willing, attentive learner in their path of self-discovery and awareness. The book also includes useful colour plates of the Cakras. This is a work to be studied and used, re-read and dipped into to update your unique level of consciousness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much wisdom and truth Aug. 29 2010
This is an excellent book! I use it as a reference, work book. I personally found that this book is a lot to read from start to finish. I pick a Chakra (cakra) , or chapter and read that, and reflect on what she has written. It can feel like a lot to absorb for a beginner... but it gets easier, clearer with time.

This book is FULL of wisdom and so much great insight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Sept. 28 2014
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Amazing read!
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