Author(s): Stephen Sturgess
Practised authentically, yoga provides us with a starting-point for meditation, which awakens us to our oneness with true reality. This book demonstrates how to use a wide range of yoga postures, purification practices, breathing exercises and meditation practices as a portal to a higher consciousness - with all the everyday benefits implied in that phrase: an enhanced sense of peace, love, joy, happiness, harmony and personal fulfilment. Drawing upon the tradition of Kriya Yoga - the goal of which is to attune one's individual consciousness with the Divine, or Universal, Consciousness - Stephen Sturgess shows us how to progress beyond the supple body to the vital, contented mind. His approach is based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, whose wisdom punctuates the book. If we learn how to interiorize our concentration, and magnetize the spine and brain via the chakras, life energy is drawn back to the original centres of discharge and experienced as light, taking us into the consciousness of the Self. This book will enable you to draw infinite energy into your body, mind and soul. And you will realize your full potential for creative thought and action.
""Yoga Meditation" is a clear, concise introduction into yogic practices, as well as a how-to guide with step by step instructions and practices broken down by type and length. Stephen Sturgess is firmly rooted in the Kriya Yoga tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda and its teaching of Raja Yoga and Meditation ... Sturgess's description and conceptualisation of the practices and teachings are clear, concise, and decidedly non-provocative. For example, he skirts carefully around vegetarianism or sexual abstinence within the yamas and the niyamas of Patanjali. Instead he focuses on what core ideas could be useful to a modern audience, all the while not losing the heart or deeper meaning of the spiritual practices. His use of the chakras, nadis, and other subtle energetic experiences is similarly straightforward."- www.yogapossible.com (April 4, 2014)
Stephen Sturgess is a London-based yoga and meditation teacher, and the author of The Yoga Book, a recommended text of the British Wheel of Yoga. Since 1969, Stephen has studied and practised yoga and meditation in India and UK under the expertise of well-known gurus.