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Yoga for Health and Healing
by Alice B Clagett  Elandra Kirsten Meredith 

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Publisher:  Yoga Books and More ISBN-10:  0940992019 Type: 


Copyright:  Jan 1 1989 ISBN-13:  9780940992016

Kundalini yoga for over 100 specific physical problems.

Yoga Books and More
Yoga Books and More

Kundalini yoga for over 100 specific physical problems--addiction, stress, headaches, backache, colds, constipation, menopause, sinus problems, and sexual potency, to name a few. Easy-to-understand explanations of yoga as a tool for self-healing (the electric force, the magnetic field, the life force, the chakras, the pineal gland, the nadis, and how to awaken the kundalini energy), yoga basics (kriyas, mental focus, breath techniques, mantras, postures, mudras, body locks), and key areas in the body for staying healthy. Health maintenance through yoga. Eight meditations for healing others. Healthful lifestyles. From the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., 1994 revised edition, 141 pp, 81/2 x 11, profusely illustrated, ISBN 0-940992-01-9, paper, $18.95


"Some say that mankind once lived in total God-consciousness. Between man and God there was no difference, except that man was manifest on this earth and God was unmanifest. Then man turned from God-consciousness into maya, the illusion of the senses, so God separated man's consciousness into two halves. One half man uses to live his earthly life, but the higher consciousness remains sleeping until man evolves far enough to be able to use it again. The story of Adam and Eve might be said to represent this fall from grace, the garden of Eden being a state of total awareness, the apple representing maya, and the serpent representing kundalini, divine knowledge.

"In fact, the kundalini energy has often been called 'serpent power,' a name whose sinister implications hardly do justice to the benign reality of this energy field. The yogis of India regard it as the embodiment of 'Adi Shakti,' the primal creative power. It is the energy that developed us, gave us the shape we have, and brought us on earth. It is pure energy, without residue. The word itself is sometimes translated 'coil of the beloved's hair.' In its dormant state, it lies coiled at the base of the spine.

"In a functional sense, all that needs to be done to activate the kundalini is to uncoil this energy and connect it with the pineal gland at the top of our heads, which after a child reaches 8 years of age normally ceases to secrete fully. When that master gland, the 'seat of the soul,' taps the energy of the kundalini, it will begin to secrete as it did when we were young. This is the state called 'kundalini risen'; some call it enlightenment."

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Yoga Journal
Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, this manual of "fast-acting" kundalini yoga techniques and meditations for self-healing explains concepts like the 10 bodies, the electric force, the magnetic field, chakras, kundalini energy, kriyas, and mantra. It teaches poses for a variety of purposes, from preventing sickness to curing migraines to healing others. It's a substantial introduction to the potent yoga of Yogi Bhajan.

--Yoga Journal, May/June 1995

What's worse--a fever or smelly feet?
We'll leave that up to you because a book called Yoga for Health and Healing says that massaging your feet with half an onion will bring down a fever and help detoxify the body. There is a lot of talk about the fact that nerves in the feet reach to every part of the human body. "A pain in the foot that is not related to an injury is a sign that the body is about to become ill," Clagett said. Each part of the foot, she says, corresponds with an area of the body. The outside of your dogs, just below the pinky toe, is associated with the joints of the shoulder and arm.

--Keith Marder, Albany Times, 1996

I think this book is the most easily understood, explanatory book of yoga that I have ever seen...
When I practiced yoga a number of years ago...I know that my energy levels were much improved as well as flexibility, but I had no idea that the discipline of yoga could be utilized to heal others as well as benefiting oneself. I think this book is the most easily understood, explanatory book of yoga that I have ever seen, leaving even novices of yoga to feel that we too can benefit from its use without feeling overwhelmed.... On behalf of all interested in becoming better acquainted with the art of yoga, thanks for such a well written book."

--Reviewer: G.S., Abilene, Texas, July 12, 1997

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