Author: Swami Satyananda SaraswatiPublisher: Yoga Publications TrustYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 472ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185787477
Sure Ways to Self-Realization is a practical and informative text on systems of meditation from cultures all over the world. To assist today’s seekers to find a suitable path back to the source, the real self, and to find stability of mind in a rapidly changing world, Swami Satyananda Saraswati describes the path of meditation, the obstacles confronting the practitioner and the means to overcome them.Both theory and practical instructions for a vast range of age-old meditation practices are presented, including yogic techniques such as antar mouna, yoga nidra and ajapa japa, as well as meditations from ancient Egypt and Greece, the Celtic and Taoist traditions, Tibetan and Zen Buddhism, Sufism and alchemy. Moving meditations as well as meditation techniques for children and for the dying are included.Sure Ways to Self-Realization is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced and is an ideal reference book for yoga teachers.
INTRODUCTIONTOOLS OF MEDITATIONTools of MeditationMantraMalaPsychic SymbolIshta DevataYantras and MandalasMECHANICAL AIDS TO MEDITATIONMechanical Aids to MeditationChemicals-An Aid or a HindranceBiofeedbackSensory Deprivation TanksBiorhythmsTHE YOGIC WAY OF MEDITATIONThe Yogic Way of MeditationSteps to DhyanaDeveloping AwarenessAntar MounaJapaAjapa JapaChidakasha DharanaYoga NidraPrana VidyaTratakaNada MeditationJnana Yoga MeditationKriya YogaChakra Location and DhyanaSexual Tantric MeditationMEDITATION - A WORLDWIDE CULTUREMeditation - A Worldwide CultureMeditation in the Ancient WorldHinduismJainismTaoismBuddhismSouthern BuddhismTibetan BuddhismZen BuddhismChristianityZoroastrianismSufismThe Native AmericansAlchemy-The Western Tantric TraditionHypnosisAutogenic TherapyTranscendental MeditationMOVING MEDITATIONMoving MeditationMoving Meditation in YogaMoving Meditation in TravelMoving Meditation in Tibetan BuddhismMoving Meditation in ZenMoving Meditation in KarateMoving Meditation in DanceMoving Meditation in SportFURTHER MEDITATION TECHNIQUESNature MeditationsMeditating with Colour and LightMeditation for ChildrenMeditation for DyingTHE GOAL OF MEDITATIONSamadhiGLOSSARYBIBLIOGRAPHY