Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom
- Author: Gregor Maehle
- Paperback: 290 pages
- Dimensions: 8.9 in. x 5.9 in. x 1 in. (23 cm x 15 cm x 2.5 cm)
- Publisher: Kaivalya Publications (March 5, 2013)
- ISBN-13: 978-0977512638
This book not only gives a precise step-by-step description of the meditation technique at the heart of yoga but also puts it into context with all other yogic techniques and how they contribute to the break-through to spiritual freedom. Yogic meditation derives its power from the fact that it systematically suspends the entire processing capacity of the subconscious mind and diverts it towards meditation.
The processing power of the subconscious mind is a multiple of that of the conscious mind. Simply watching breath or watching awareness involves only your conscious mind. For quick and effective concentration the entire power of the subconscious mind has to be harnessed. This is the secret of yogic meditation. You will also find information on the importance of Kundalini as support for meditation and the factors that make it rise, such as chakra and Sushumna visualization, mantra and breath. The text then explains how the chakras represent evolutionary stages of brain and mind development. Chakra meditation, if done in a sophisticated, high-powered way, will propel the evolution of the brain and mind of the practitioner and the awakening of higher intelligence.
Gregor Maehle has been practising and researching all aspects of yoga since 1982, and he lived for several years in India studying with a variety of yogic masters and sadhus. His books Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga: The Intermediate Series have been translated into several languages. More recently he has published Pranayama: The Breath of Yoga.