Lectures from Yoga Teacher Training comprises a series of lectures presented to students on Ashram Yogas Level 1 yoga teacher training course in Auckland, New Zealand.
The book dives deeply in the esoteric aspects of yoga including energy (prana), energy centres (chakras), breathing techniques (pranayama), mantra, energy channels (nadi), kriya yoga, tantra yoga, yogic philosophy and a whole lot more. If you are keen to know what lies beneath the surface of yoga, then this book is for you. It includes insights and stories that you wont find anywhere else.
One of the best things you can do to expand your understanding of yoga is listen to the people who have been around for a long time. This is how knowledge is passed in the traditional world of yogis. Many yogis are very happy to share their experiences about the gurus they have met, amazing things they have seen, and adventures they have been a part of. Just hearing these stories expands your mind and opens you further to the the mysterious and magical world of yoga.
This book is the result of Swami Shantimurtis many years of participating in fireside chats with a wide range of yogis and mystics in India and all around the world. His depth of wisdom comes from both inner realisation and outer experience.
If you are interested in knowing more about the deeper aspects of yoga, then this book is for you. No previous background in yoga is necessary to read this book, however some familiarity is helpful.
About the Author: Swami Shantimurti Saraswati
There are few people around who have lived the life of a traditional yogi living in Himalayan caves with advanced yogis and traveling with sadhus. Many of us have read stories about Himalayan masters or seen glimpses during visits to India, but most have never experienced it. It is a hard life and only serious yogis are accepted into this inner circle. Shantimurti has lived that life. He has spent extended periods with highly accomplished yogis and seen many wonders.
In yoga, experience is everything and Shantimurti has a lot of it. He has managed a number of ashrams over the last 35 years and seen many of the unusual situations that sometimes come with advanced yoga practice. He has trained many sannyasins, yoga teachers and students.
Shantimurti loves to share his wisdom whether it is about the finer aspects of chakras, asanas, pranayama, or stories about the people he has met; famous teachers like the Dalai Lama, B.K.S. Iyengar, Swami Muktananda or the many unknown but exceptional yogis that he has met along the way. He also has many interesting stories about his time with his guru Paramahansa Satyananda of the Bihar School of Yoga, India who initiated him into sannyasa in 1976. Shantimurti is a leader among yogis and is passionate about sharing yoga with the world.