Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788121512886

ISBN-10 8121512883

Paper Back

Number of Pages 512 Pages
Language (English)

Mind, Body & Spirit

Woodroffe’s The Serpent Power The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga, is a source for many modern Western adaptations of Kundalini yoga practice. It is a philosophically sophisticated commentary on, and translation of, the Satcakra-nirupana (Description of and Investigation into the Six Bodily Centres) of Purnananda (dated c. AD 1550) and the Paduka-pancaka (Five-fold Footstool of theGuru). The term Serpent Power refers to the Kundalini, an energy said to be released within an individual by meditation techniques. 
 Sir John Woodroffe (nom-de-plume Arthur Avalon) was Judge in Calcutta High Court. Alongside his judicial duties, he studied Sanskrit and Hindu Philosophy and was especially interested in Hindu Tantra. He translated some twenty original texts under his pseudonym,

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