Path of Fire and Light: Advanced Practices of Yoga
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Most people begin their practice of yoga with asana. But as practice progresses, many become curious about the deeper dimensions of this time-honored spiritual path. Books that touch on advanced spiritual practices and experiences are fascinating, but they often leave readers feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the details of the practices. This volume avoids such pitfalls.
Path of Fire and Light presents an array of refined techniques of pranayama and meditation that are rarely described accurately. In this book, Swami Rama provides an in-depth study of swarodaya, the science of breath, with step-by-step instruction on advanced pranayama exercises. He shares remarkable and practical information on the systematic techniques of an ancient and profound tradition of spiritual growth in a way that is easily understandable by the Western reader.
The ancient yogic teachers and sages of the Himalayas developed the powerful and subtle methods of breath described in this book; methods that intensify sensitivity to the body and mind, and help one achieve the ultimate goal of self-realization. As a practical guide to the systematic science of swarodaya, this book is essential reading for all serious advanced students.
About the Author
Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was one of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century. His teachings, publications, and humanitarian efforts have rippled positive changes around the world, and have brought yoga into the lives of countless people. He was born in northern India in 1925, and was raised from childhood by the Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. Swami Rama later received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952 he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States and established the Himalayan Institute. His best-known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of his wisdom and his embodiment of an ancient Himalayan tradition.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1996, Fifth printing 2008
5.5" x 8.5"
Yoga / Philosophy