Yoga Tattwa Upanishad, one of twenty Yoga Upanishads, is an ancient treatise on early yogic practices leading to higher meditation. This is the first published translation for over 100 years and the first ever published commentary. World-renowned meditation teacher and yogic scholar, Swami Satyadharma Saraswati is the author of this detailed commentary. Yogatattwa Upanishad is comprised of 142 verses, which deal with the philosophy, systems and practices of yoga. There are many important topics dealt with here, such as: mantra yoga, laya yoga, hatha yoga, raja yoga, the four states of yoga – arambhavastha, ghatavastha, paricayavastha and nispattyavastha. The text discussses particular practices of yoga, ie: nadishodhan pranayama, kumbhaka, bandhas, mahavedha, khechari mudra, vipareetakarani mudra, vajroli mudra, and amaroli. It further discusses the five tattwas, or elements of creation: earth, water, fire, air and ether, and provides detailed instruction on how to meditate upon and realise these elements and their associated powers. The text finally states that, only by the mastery of these practices, is raja yoga perfected. Dealing with the principle of non-attachment, it explains the practice of Pranava, meditation on Aum in the lotus of the heart. It ends with the discussion of the method of attaining knowledge of the atman by restraining the senses. The text is written in both devanagari and a transliteration. A word by word meaning for each verse is given, followed by a full translation into English and an explanation and commentary.
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Swami Satyadharma Saraswati was born in the USA, and resided in India continuously for 35 years as a Sannyasin, spiritual renunciate, and teacher of Yogic Science. A highly experienced practitioner and teacher of the classical yogic systems, she played a key role in the development of the Bihar School of Yoga as well as the Bihar Yoga Bharati, the world's first Yogic University. She has been living in Australia since 2010 and spends part of each year, delivering workshops and seminars in USA, Europe or Asia.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 268 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.61 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1519607555