Swami Satyananda: Meditations from the Tantras
Meditations from the Tantras is a clear and comprehensive book on meditation for beginners. The general aim is to show the possibilities open to the practitioner of meditation, the preparation that is necessary, as well as practical methods to attain meditative experiences. Featuring fundamental pratyahara (sensory withdrawal) practices such as Antar Mouna™ and introductions to other meditation techniques such as Yoga Nidra,™ ajapa japa, trataka, the kriyas and the different forms of mantra practice, this book provides an essential foundation for all advanced meditation practices.
Included are class transcripts of the practices as originally taught by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Tantra is an ancient science dealing with many different systems for increasing the speed of human evolution. It predates all of the world’s existing religions, and thus provides the esoteric basis on which many of these religions were later based. Tantra provides practical techniques applicable to men and women of every temperament and spiritual level and aims at turning every action of life into an act of sadhana, or spiritual practice. It is the aim of this book to provide a practical glimpse into the most important meditation techniques which have their original basis in tantra, so that they may be practiced in their original and correct form.