Book Review: Meditation as Medicine

In this book, author, Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, presents an overview of “Medical Meditation,” a clinically prescribed treatment plan of Kundalini Yoga.  Those interested in having Western Scientific proof of many of the specific benefits of Kundalini Yoga will love this book.  Dr. Khalsa gives a thorough explanation of each of the major elements of Medical Meditation: Breath; Posture and Movement; Mantra; Mental Focus; Sadhna and Healing Body Mind and Spirit.  The chakras are also covered in depth over the course of seven chapters. I liked most about this book the explanations of how… Read More

Book Review: Autobiography of a Sadhu

I recently had the great pleasure of reading Rampuri’s Autobiography of a Sadhu: A Journey into Mystic India. In it he tells his story of being the first foreigner to become “a member, and later an elder, of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas” or sanyasi. Rampuri is an incredible storyteller and I gained so many insights from his story.  Here are a few of the passages I highlighted while reading on my Kindle: there is no search, you are already there at that place where you hope to arrive, but… Read More