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Tame the Kundalini: Swami Satyananda's Interpretation of the Yoga Traditions

by Javier Riutort Heredia

  • ISBN Hardcover: 9789356763784, 935676378X
  • ISBN Paperback: 9789356763760, 9356763763
  • Year of Publication: 2023
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 325
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishing House
  • Sale price ₹ 725.00 Regular price ₹ 725.00

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    About the Book:

    Tame the Kundalini analyses the core teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga, one of the most important institutions of Modern Yoga. Swami Satyananda Saraswati has carefully unpacked the significance of ancient Indian traditions for contemporary yoga practitioners. His methodology is directed towards the arousal of Kundalini energy. To this end he has interpreted and adapted practices from Vedanta, Samkhya-Yoga and Tantra philosophies. This comprehensives monograph further shows how Hatha, Bhakti, Jnana and Karma yogas, together with various meditations, Kriyas and Yoga Nidra, all contribute towards the realisation of that goal.

    About the Author: 

    JAVIER RIUTORT HEREDIA is a supervising Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain. He received the first Research Award of the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) for the best Ph.D. Thesis in 2020.


    “I must congratulate Javier for this clear and uncompromising presentation of the teachings of Satyananda Yoga, as well as their genesis in ancient Indian traditions and contemporary yoga masters. I strongly advise those who wish to know more of the historical and cultural background of Satyananda Yoga to read this book.” --Swami Nishchalananda, Founder and Spiritual Director of Mandala Yoga Ashram, Wales (UK).

    “This book is both a scholarly and a personal work. It is scholarly because it began its journey as a doctoral thesis. It is personal because the author has lived through these teachings in his own life in Spain and India, where he has travelled widely. Thus, he has practised Satyananda Yoga and experienced its methods and techniques. Here too there is honesty and integrity. This important book sets a strong precedent for similar books on other teachers.” --Harry Aveling, author of The Laughing Swamis: Australian Sannyasin Disciples of Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Osho Rajneesh.