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The Yoga Toolbox"The Yoga Toolbox – An everyday guide for shaping your future"

by Jan Durga Ahlund

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ISBN 978-1-895383-65-2. 234 pages, 7 by 9.5 inches, with over 200 black and white photographs.

This great book offers lessons in using simple tools to live a long, healthy and happy life. It is also written for those who wish to develop their understanding of Yoga and Meditation. Yoga and meditation can bring relief and promote healing from the effects of a stress and bad habits on the physical body, the emotions and the mind.

Each of the sixteen chapters focuses on a different specific objective that will facilitate shaping your future life. The objectives include:

1. gaining access to unlimited power;
2. purifying the five bodies or sheaths;
3. developing concentration through controlled breathing;
4. becoming flexible in life, starting with the spine;
5. connecting to “the inner sun” for self healing;
6. bending forward into stress and change;
7. removing tension and blockages in the joints;
8. developing a strong nervous system;
9. learning to bend backwards, digest and let go;
10. reversing depression or sadness;
11. stand up, be centered and act dynamically;
12. developing deep, restful sleep;
13. overcoming negative conditioning;
14. mastering the art of meditation;
15. using the power of mudras (psycho-physical gestures) to change your life;
16. using Yoga-Nidra (deep relaxation and yogic rest) for Self awareness and to re-program your future.


Nine Tandirams of the Tirumandiram

"Nine Tandirams on the Tirumandiram"

The First Edition of the Tirumandiram in 10 volumes is now sold out.  A Second Edition of the Tirumandiram will be available at the same price by May 2013. If you order it now you will receive it in May.

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Publication offer of the Nine Tandirams on the Tirumandiram in English with Glossary, select bibliography and index in separate tenth volume.

During the past five years, a team of scholars has been writing an English translation with extensive commentary of one of India’s greatest sacred texts, known as the Tirumandiram by the Siddha Tirumular. It is one of the most important works related to yoga, Tantra, Saiva Siddhantha philosophy and spirituality ever written. This classic text contains nine volumes, known as tandirams. Each volume contains one tandiram, with the Tamil verse, its transliteration, its translation and commentary. In addition, there is a tenth volume containing a glossary, a select bibliography and index.

The following eminent scholars have translated the nine tandirams:

Tandirams 1, 2 and 3 - Translated by Sri. T.V. Venkataraman
Tandiram 4 - Translated by Dr. T.N. Ramachandran
Tandiram 5 - Translated by Dr. KR. Arumugam
Tandiram 7 - Translated by Dr. P.S. Somasundaram
Tandiram 8 - Translated by Dr. S.N. Kandasamy
Tandirams 6 & 9 - Translated by Dr. T.N. Ganapathy
Tenth Volume - Glossary & Select Bibliography by DR. TNG
- and index by Dr. Ramesh Babus.

M. Govindan, Durga Ahlund and Krishna Brod has served as its editors, adding commentary from their yogic experiences.

“The poems of Tirumular abound in technical terms conveying mystical experience. The symbolic, twilight language of the Siddhas has the advantage of precision, concentration, secrecy, mystery, and esoteric significance in that the symbols, at the hands of the Siddhas, become a form of artistic expression of the inexpressible. The use of the symbolic language is not merely a protection against profaning the sacred by the ignorant, but also suggests that language, however enriched, is incapable of expressing the highest experience of the spirit. Indeed, language is but a broken lamp. In Sufi terminology, any attempt to convey the inner meaning of one’s spiritual experiences in conventional language is like “sending a kiss to the beloved by a messenger.” In short, the twilight language of the Siddhas is, in essence, profoundly mystical in nature and contains a “numinous aura” and existential revelations for the man who deciphers their message.” The essential difficulty is that to understand the twilight language requires a total hermeneutic of reading, an awareness, in fact, of the total religious and philosophical structures that infuse it. It also requires one to enter deep states of meditation wherein the verse serves as a key that reveals a higher meaning to the initiate.” (from “The Yoga of Boganathar,” volume 1, by Dr. T.N. Ganapathy, page 12) To enable the reader to fulfill this requirement has indeed been the objective of this new translation and commentary.

In addition the work contains introductory chapters from the two sides of the debate within Saiva Siddhanta, Tirumular’s monistic theism versus Meykandar’s pluralistic realism, as well as an extensive glossary. The translation and commentary has sought to avoid bias towards either of these perspectives, but rather to elucidate the work itself, making it useful to everyone regardless of their background. Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas USA and Canada, via The Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Trust of Bangalore has paid for the cost of the scholar’s work to date.

Please read the article, “A Mystical Masterpiece is Unearthed,” about our new publication of the Tirumandiram, reproduced from the acclaimed magazine « Hinduism Today » and published in July 2010”. For more details read the article

These volumes are to be released at the special Book Launch Function to be held at the Tattva Loka Hall in Chennai (India) on 17th January 2010 at 6:05 pm. For more details Publisher`s Address, Invitation

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Tapaswiji Book"Tapaswiji: The Saint who lived for 185 years"

Born in 1770, Mahasamadhi in 1955

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A biography by T.S. Anantha Murthy. ISBN 81-7525-446-7, 3rd edition, 310 pages, hardback, with numerous photographs.

Also published in 1986 by the Dawn Horse Communion, under the title of “Maharaj.”

Born in 1770 in the royal family of Patiala, prince Krishna Singh was past 55 years old, when he embarked on his spiritual quest for the divine. He performed decades of intense tapas (penance) in the Himalayas and earned the name of Tapaswiji Maharaj. He intuited the highest levels of spiritual wisdom and reached the loftiest yogic states. He became a celebrated saint and a master of masters. In 1955 after an amazing life of 185 years, he voluntarily departed from his body in a final yogic act with AUM resonating on his lips

From a Himalayan master he learnt the secrets of Kaya-kalpa treatment, a cellular rejuvenation process, for the rejuvenation of the human body. He went through the Kaya-kalpa treatments to regain his own youth three times. He secured the darsan of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, Lord Dattatrey, Lord Parasurama, goddess Mahalakshimi and of several historic masters, sages, and personages, including Guru Nanak, Narada Maharshi, Durvasa Maharshi and Aswathama. During his long life time, he traveled all over India imparting spiritual wisdom to innumerable seekers of truth. He was established in the Self. He realized the divine play everywhere and loved everyone equally with a blissful smile. He exhibited a childlike spirit at all times, enjoying every moment. In the 1940’s T.S. Anantha Murthy became a close disciple of Tapaswiji. As the author of this biography, he has recorded the most remarkable spiritual experiences, encounters with other masters and many other mysterious events that the saint himself revealed. Readers of this biography will be inspired in their own spiritual efforts and elevated to higher levels of spiritual inquiry.

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Kailash: In Quest of the SelfOur Newest Publication! "KAILASH: In Quest of the Self"

By Swami Vedananda.

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ISBN 978-1-895383-66-9, 245 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, softcover.

"This is a rare, spiritual adventure story by one dedicated monk who walked on foot over 300 miles through the mountains of India, Nepal and Tibet to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, the abode of the gods on earth ".

Swami Vedananda gives us a vivid and honest portrayal of the physical, psychological and spiritual challenges which he had to overcome on this very difficult pilgrimage. He shares with us the insights that guided and prodded him on, and the extraordinary visions, experiences and profound teachings given to him by remarkable yogis, saints and gods, including a 700 hundred year old Siddha.

Swamiji grants us access to his meditations.

Numerous photographs and a map show us his way.

This book can be read on several levels. It is full of blessings.

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Babaji's Kriya Yoga: Deepening Your Practice"BABAJI'S KRIYA YOGA: Deepening Your Practice"

By Jan "Durga" Ahlund and M. Govindan.

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ISBN 978-1-895383-64-5, 108 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, softcover with photographs and diagrams.

"This book provides detailed instructions, diagrams and photographs in the practice of a particular set of 18 Yoga asanas or postures, known as "Babaji's Kriya Hatha Yoga." The essays and instructions herein enable the practitioner to go beyond the development and health of the physical body, and to transform the practice of yoga asana into a spiritual practice, inducing a higher state of consciousness. Unlike earlier publications related to Hatha Yoga, this volume will show you how to transform your Hatha Yoga practice into a means for Self-Realization. It introduces students to the Five-fold Path of Babaji's Kriya Yoga. This book is dedicated to Yoga students new to Kriya Yoga and also to Initiated students looking to deepen their own practice."

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Grace Course


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(18-24 pages monthly (12 issues), shipping and mailing included within India, VPP not available) 1st year & 2nd year

Babaji’s Kriya Yoga offers to initiated and non-initiated students of Yoga a monthly correspondence course which is designed to deepen your understanding of the principles and practices of Yoga. The course is designed to widen our perspective of our practice at all levels physically, vitally, mentally and spiritually. It introduces the right use of will to change the course of your life. In so doing it will help us to understand how we practice Babaji’s Kriya Yoga not only for our own benefit but also for the benefit of our families, friends and benefit of the world at large. Our practice of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra Japa takes us to the Self. This correspondence course is such an instrument, it is a time to begin a process of sharing Grace and Love. For one year, you will receive by mail, each month, (12 issues) a course of 18-24 page developing a specific theme, which builds on each other. The 12 lessons: 1. Grace & Living a Graceful Life 2. Relationships: Walking the Path with Others 3. The Power of the Mind. 4. Emotions: Our Adversary, our Friend 5. The Subtleties of Prana 6. A Course of Meditation 7. Awareness: It is really All we Have 8. Definite Methods, Tangible Results 9. Yamas: Understanding and practicing the Power of Restraint 10. Transcending Conditioning through Discernment 11. Tapas: Bringing Intensity to our Practice 12. Kriya Yoga, a Guru Yoga Lineage.

We invite you to join us in this adventure of Self-exploration and discovery. You can begin this course at any time. You will be encouraged to send us your questions, comments and insights as part of this process to:

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The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas

"The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas"
For more information including "Table of contents," reviews, sample Introduction chapter and more visit
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Read the book review by Georg Feuerstein

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Who was Jesus? One of the most influential human beings of all times? The founder of Christianity? A messiah or savior sent by God to redeem humanity of its sins? What were His teachings? Is our knowledge of Jesus limited to what is recorded in the Bible? What has modern historical research to say about what Jesus did and taught? "What were the original teachings of Jesus, before the Christian religion became organized?"

With the discovery of many new source documents in the Sinai Desert and near the Dead Sea, and with the advent of modern methods of textual analysis by scholars who are independent of institutional bias, today most Biblical scholars will agree that the books of the Bible's New Testament are written at several levels of authenticity:

· What were likely the actual words of Jesus, quoted in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but recorded several decades afterwards.
· What were likely interpolations - words attributed to Jesus by unknown sources.
· What was said about Jesus or about His teachings by others, for example, Paul in his "letters," which make up most of the rest of the New Testament, and which served as the basis for early Church dogma.

More recently, the research of the Yoga Siddha Research Centre in Chennai, India, has brought out a series of books providing, for the first time, translation and commentary of the Yoga Siddhas, or "perfected" Yogis of India, who were contemporaries of Jesus. Their teachings and miraculous powers were remarkably similar to those of Jesus.


by M. Govindan

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The first authoritative biography of Babaji, the immortal master made famous by Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, an all-time best seller. Babaji lives today near Badrinath, his body has not aged since the age of sixteen, when centuries ago he attained the supreme state of enlightenment and divine transformation. This followed his initiation into the scientific art of Kriya Yoga by two deathless masters, the Siddhas Agastyar and Boganathar, who belonged to the “18 Siddha Tradition”, famous among southern India. This rare account, by a longtime disciple, reveals their little known life stories, ancient culture and present mission, as well as how their Kriya Yoga can be used to bring about the integration of the material and spiritual dimensions of life. Clear explanations of the psychophysiological effects of Kriya Yoga and guidelines for its practice are given. It includes verses from the Siddhas’ writings with commentary. A book, which will inspire you. Available in English, Tamil or Hindi. Available soon in: Marati, Kannada, Malyalam

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Kriya Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Siddhas


by M. Govindan

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Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are universally considered to be among the two or three most important texts in the field of yoga. Patanjali refers to his yoga as “Kriya Yoga”: the “yoga of action with awareness”. Until now, commentators have treated it as a philosophical reference, and have largely ignored its implications for yogic practice. They have also ignored the fact that it is also an esoteric work, and that only initiates, with sufficient prior experience, can grasp its deeper meaning. This new translation and commentary provides a practical guide to Self-realization or enlightenment. It clearly explains how to apply Patanjali’s profound philosophical teachings in everyday life, in any situation with a unique “practice” section after each verse’s commentary. When one practices the techniques of Kriya Yoga, it is like driving a powerful automobile. But without a roadmap, most students are “stuck in traffic” or at “dead ends.” Now for the first time, there is a clear roadmap to guide the student to remarkable destinations. “ M. Govindan’s Kriya Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Siddhars is a valuable addition to the study of Yoga in general and the Yoga-Sutra in particular. I can wholeheartedly recommend it. In particular, the growing number of students of Kriya Yoga throughout the world will find his treatment indispensable, but others will benefit from it.” From the foreword by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., author of The Sutras of Patanjali and the Encyclopedia of Yoga. Available in English or Tamil

"A significant contribution to the sadhana of every serious yoga student, this copious (nearly 300 pages) new work, the result of a 10-year effort, includes detailed translation, tips for integrating the lessons into one's practice, references to other commentaries, and indexes to both Sanskrit and English keywords in the text."
- Yoga Journal - November 2001

"Marshall Govindan has produced an excellent and easily readable commentary on the often arcane Yoga Sutras, the main text of classical Yoga compiled by Patanjali from older perennial yogic teachings of India. Notably, Govindan has provided a unique perspective on this profound work from the Kriya Yoga and South Indian Shaivite traditions that gives his rendering a special value for disciples on these paths. He takes the Yoga Sutras out of academic confusion and into the realm of deeper yoga practice. He reveals the many sides of the true yogic science of consciousness that go far beyond asana or popular Yoga today."
- David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri), author "Yoga and Ayurveda", Director of American Institute of Vedic Studies.


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The Voice of Babaji


by V.T.Neelakantan, S.A.A. Ramaiah and Babaji Nagaraj

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(525 pgs)

Sri V.T. Neelakantan recorded verbatim a series of talks given by Satguru Kriya Babaji in 1953. These are a fountain of delight and inspiration, illuminating the Kriya Yoga path towards God realization, unity in diversity and universal love. They also reveal the magnetic personality of Babaji and how he supports us all, with much humour and wisdom. They were originally printed in three volumes: "The Voice of Babaji and Mysticism Unlocked," "Babaji's Masterkey to All Ills, (Kriya)" and "Babaji's Death of Death (Kriya)." Includes the fascinating accounts of the meetings with Babaji in Madras and in the Himalayas by authors V.T. Neelakantan and Yogi S.A.A. Ramaiah. Out of print for nearly 50 years, they are profound and important statements from one of the world's greatest living spiritual masters. Available in English or Tamil

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Boganathar Volume 1


by T.N. Ganapathy, Ph.D.

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(350 pgs., includes Tamil verses, transliteration, translation, commentary, notes, glossary, 11 appendixes, bibliography, index)

Boganathar was the Siddha guru of Kriya Babaji Nagaraj, the famed Himalayan master, of whom much has been written. Boganathar lived an extremely long life through the use of alchemical rejuvenation formulae and special breathing techniques. He traveled all over the world, chronicled the lives of Siddhas much older than himself, and provided his disciples an illumined path to Self-realization and integral transformation of human nature into divinity. His astounding life provides a shining example of our human potential. The present work provides a biography of Boganathar, as we can glean it from his writings alone, as well as introductory chapters on the Siddha tradition and Kundalini Yoga. The present work also provides a
translation and commentary of about seventy-five selected poems, which serious students of all traditions of Kundalini Yoga and Tantra will find illuminating. By meditating upon the verses, the reader will be able to draw much inspiration. The present work provides a word-by-word translation, with alternative meanings, as well as a literal translation, and finally an interpretative translation, to balance the need for precision and understanding and to facilitate a deeper meditative approach to the various layers of meaning of each verse.


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The Yoga of Siddha Boganathar Vol. 2


by T.N. Ganapathy

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(530 pgs., includes Tamil verses, transliteration, translation, commentary, notes, glossary, 6 appendixes, bibliography, index, 7 color photographs, 6’x9’ size)

Boganathar was the Siddha guru of Kriya Babaji Nagaraj, the famed Himalayan master. This volume 2 takes us further into the little known world of the Siddhas, adepts of Yoga, who for millennia, have explored the furthest reaches of human potentiality and spiritual development. Boganathar was not only one of the greatest adepts of Yoga of all time, but also a great scientist. For the first time ever, the writings of Boganathar, the greatest scientist of the Siddha tradition, have been translated into English, and a useful commentary on these profound and difficult texts has been rendered. The present volume contains poems that all lovers of Kundalini-Yoga and Tantra will find inspiring.


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The Yoga of Eighteen Siddhas


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(640 pgs., includes Tamil verses, transliteration, translation, commentary, glossary, 11 appendixes, bibliography, index, 19 color illustrations, 6.5’x9.5’ size. Contributors: Prema Nandakumar, T.B. Siddhalingaiah, P.S. Somasundaram, KR. Arumugam, S.P. Sabharathnam, & edited by T.N. Ganapathy)

The Yoga of the Eighteen Siddhas: An Anthology contains the revolutionary statements of those great men and women who have reached the furthest heights of human potential. The “Eighteen Yoga Siddhas” is a tradition referred to in the ancient Tamil language literature. Its illustrious members traveled all over the world, had extremely long lives and performed what most of us would consider being miracles. They did not like to be autobiographical, preferring to identify themselves with that deathless jivatma, being-consciousness-bliss. Consequently, they consciously changed bodies as easily as we change clothes, when necessary, laughing at the limitations of ordinary humans. They were not only mystics in the truest sense, but revolutionaries against human nature, and they envisioned and embodied Divinity, as a result of tremendous efforts of self-mastery and self-surrender to their God-head.They left behind their teachings in the form of poems, written on palm leaves, or edus. These works have been badly neglected by scholars to date because of the difficulty in deciphering them. The Siddhas wrote in what has been referred to as a “twilight language,” to obscure the meaning from all but the most sincere students, and prompting the reader to seek the deepest meaning within themselves. They provide a unique source of understanding of both the means and results of Kundalini-Yoga, a great esoteric art and science.

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The Yoga of Siddha Avvai


by S.N. Kandaswamy

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(280 pgs., includes Tamil verses, transliteration, translation, commentary, notes, glossary, 2 appendixes, bibliography, index, 6’x9’ size)

Avvai is considered to be one of the most influential sages among the Tamil speaking people of south India. Her poems and literary works, dating from the first millennium of the modern era are recited by millions of Tamil speaking school children in south Asia to this day. The values and wisdom which her poems convey however, has a source. It is this source which the present volume, The Yoga of Siddha Avvai, sheds much new light upon with the inclusion of her text of Vinayakar Akaval. The author takes us on a literary, historical and spiritual tour of ancient Indian culture, and in so doing, helps us to understand her origins and greatness.
Like her illustrious forebearer, the Siddha Thiruvallavar, whose influence on Tamil culture and values, through his classic Tirukkural, is universally acknowledged; Avvai was also a Siddha Yogi. While Thiruvallavar was a disciple of Agastyar, and brother disciple of Babaji Nagaraj, the originator of Kriya Yoga, Avvai claims that her Guru was the sound of Aum, the Pranava itself, personified in the form of Ganesha, who taught her Kundalini-Yoga. Her poetry invokes the presence of the Guru, and then ignites within the reader the flame of spiritual consciousness. It also points to the esoteric practice of Kundalini-Yoga as the path that leads to enlightenment and God realization. Her’s is a wonderful example of arrupadai, the Siddha’s ideal of showing the path to others. If the purpose of human knowledge is to alleviate human suffering, then that knowledge or wisdom which eliminates suffering completely is the most valuable. Like all of the Siddhas, she shared her wisdom with this purpose. Their teachings are universal, non-sectarian, and very much needed in today’s suffering world.
Students of Kriya Yoga, Kundalini-Yoga, Jnana, and Tantra as well as devotees of Ganesha (Vinayakar) and students of Tamil literature and culture will all find much insight and greater understanding of their path as a result of studying this volume. Readers familiar with Avvai’s moral sayings may be surprised to learn of the origins of her wisdom, and be inspired themselves to apply themselves to Yogic sadhana.

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Babaji's Kriya Yoga Journal"BABAJI'S KRIYA YOGA JOURNAL"

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"Satsang" is the sharing of truth between fellow travellers along a spiritual path. While satsang most often implies a close physical proximity between those who are sharing, its essence knows no limits, and so, even a journal such as this may bring us together, though we may be thousands of miles apart. We invite you, dear reader, to share with your fellow readers of this journal articles which you may author, letters to the editor, poems, jokes, recipes, questions, book reviews, news and notes. In this issue you will find regular columns pertaining to each of these. This journal will also serve to keep you informed of upcoming activities involving Kriya Yoga around the world, as well as recent important events which may be of importance to you."

"Through this sharing may we all become a little closer and a little wiser, and may we find, perhaps, the support and encouragement that we often need to continue the path of discipleship. Through this journal we believe that you will come to know Babaji more and more intimately, first in yourself, then in your brother and sister disciples and ultimately in everyone and everything in the Universal Vision of Love."


by M. Govindan

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These 18 asanas were selected by Babaji from among the thousands which exist to form an efficient system for rejuvenating the physical body and preparing it for the more subtle phases of his Kriya Yoga. The immortal Himalayan master is living proof of their effectiveness. Each asana has several stages, making them suitable for the beginner and experienced student. The asanas are also arranged in pairs, or counterposes, facilitating the relaxation stage following each asana. This guide is designed as a handbook, where in each stage in each asana is individually illustrated, and explained with easy to follow instructions. The numerous benefits of each asana in the healing and prevention of various functional disorders are also indicated. An introductory chapter explains the principles to follow in their practice. (32 Pages) Available in English, Tamil or Hindi

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Kriya Yoga: Insights Along the Path

Kriya Yoga: Insights Along the Path

by Marshall Govindan and Jan Ahland

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My wife, Jan "Durga" Ahlund and I have recognized for many years the need for a book that would explain to both those interested in learning Kriya Yoga and those already embarked on its path, why they should practice it, what are the difficulties, and how to overcome them. We believe that this book will help prepare everyone for the challenges and opportunities that Kriya Yoga provides. Every one of us faces the resistance of our human nature, ignorance as to our true identity, and karma, the consequences of years of conditioning by our thoughts, words and actions. By cultivating aspiration for the Divine, rejecting egoism and its manifestations, and surrendering to our higher Self, pure Witness consciousness, we can overcome this resistance, our karma and the many obstacles on the path. But, to do so, we need much support and insight along the way. (161 pages)

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The Yoga of Tirumular

The Yoga of Tirumular: Essays on the Tirumandiram - 2nd Edition

by Dr. T.N. Ganapathy, Ph.D and Dr. KRA Arumugam, Ph.D

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This book fulfills a longtime need for a comprehensive introduction and commentary in the English language for one of Yoga's greatest source works: the Tirumandiram or “Holy Garland of Mantras,'described by Dr. Georg Feuerstein Ph.D “as important as the Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga-Vashistha combined.” Tirumandiram is considered to be the greatest and earliest seminal work of the Siddhas, the greatest adepts of Yoga, and an encyclopedia of philosophical and spiritual wisdom rendered in verse form. It is a book of Yoga, tantra, alchemy, mysticism, mantra, yantra and philosophy. But without a commentary, it has been difficult for most English readers, unfamiliar with much of its underlying philosophical concepts, to clearly understand.

This new book explain clearly the most important themes and philosophical concepts which are woven throughout the Tirumandiram. These include: Saivism; the nature of Siva and the relationship which the soul or jiva has with the Lord; the philosophical school of Saiva Siddhantha ; the concepts of God, the soul, the world, liberation, the paths to liberation; the bonds or impurities which keep the soul in bondage; the concept of Grace; Love; meditation; jnana ; the Yoga of Tirumandiram: Astanga-Yoga, Khecari-yoga, Pariyana-Yoga (tantric yoga), Chandra-Yoga (literally “moon” yoga), Kundalini-Yoga; mysticism, the concept of the human body and its transformation into a divine body; the concept of the guru; the social concerns of the Tirumular. With an understanding of the basic ideas, the reader will then be stimulated to make a detailed study of the Tirumandiram itself.

It is the sixth publication in a series produced by scholars ot the Yoga Siddha Research Center, in Chennai, south India, sponsored by Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas and the Yoga Research and Education Center. The present work benefits from the great familiarity which the authors have developed over many years of full time study of much of the massive body of palm leaf manuscripts written by the Siddhas.

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Recovering the Self: texts about Babaji's Kriya Yoga

(New) "Recovering the Self: Essays on Babaji's Kriya Yoga" - Ebook

by Nityananda

Rs. 75/-

ISBN 978-1-895383-89-8  Number of images - 20, 113 pages.

This ebook lovingly offers personal insights and experiences, which Nityananda has had with Babaji’s Kriya Yoga over his decades of practice. This work describes the origin of this Kriya Yoga path and explains in an easy and interesting way its many different aspects and benefits. It also analyzes the challenges that the student must face, grants understanding of them and proposes different useful suggestions to improve the yogic practice in one’s personal life.

If you are thinking about Initiation into Babaji’s Kriya Yoga, these texts will give you a general view of it, a useful introduction. If you are already initiated, they will support you and guide you in your practice, providing you with a better understanding of the path, the pitfalls inherent in it, and how to advance successfully along it.

“After years of practice, it is a pleasure for me to share my experience and my understanding about this path, with the only intention that others might benefit from it. A form of being grateful for all that I received from those who preceded me,” Nityananda.

Nityananda is a student of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga since 1996, and a member of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas. He offers to sincere seekers of Self-realization initiation into all levels of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga, particularly in Spain and South America. He is also a professional journalist, the author of three other books, and lives with his wife and daughter in Valencia, Spain.

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(New) "Truth Speaks" (Civavakkiyam) - Ebook

by Yoga Siddha Sivavakkiyar

Translation and Commentatry Dr. Geetha Anand Ph D. and Dr. T.N. Ganapathy Ph D.

Rs. 235/-

“Who am I? Why am I here? How did I get here?” These are some of the questions that have been plaguing mankind since time immemorial. Various attempts to answer these questions have led to the evolution of the religions and philosophies of the world. The Tamil Siddhas or mystical saints from South India have answered these questions in the form of poems in vernacular that are popularly called Siddar Padalgal or Songs of the Siddhas. These songs are famous for their non-conforming and revolutionary ideas besides their bluntness and forthright directness. One of the Tamil Siddhas, Sivavakkiyar is a well-known “pious rebel” who composed Truth Speaks (Civavakkiyam), a collection of around 530 verses on topics ranging from kundalini yoga to social issues. The forceful clarity and absolute sincerity of these songs jolt people out of their intellectual rut and conventional thinking. These songs criticize mindless worship rituals, ceremonies, pilgrimages and recitation of scriptures besides condemning social injustices such as discrimination based on caste and creed. They explain the ultimate goal of life and teach us how to achieve it. They also give practical instructions on kundalini yoga, mantra japa, the cakras and vasi yoga. The songs explain the nature of the body, the soul, how a soul adorns the body and how the mantra namacivaya correlates with everything in the manifested universe. These songs show us that the philosophy of the Tamil Siddhas is a Philosophy of the Spirit which is not confined to any notion or nation, religion or community. It is for the betterment of the entire human race.

We now present to you a complete translation of Civavākkiyam along with expert commentary on each of the verses.  We have posted a sampler of select verses from Civavākkiyam to give you a feel for the verses and the topics. Click here to view this sample.

Truth Speaks” (Civavakkiyam) includes original Tamil verses, English translation and commentary.

New Chapter - Monistic Theism of the Tirumandiram (Thirumandiram) and Kashmir Saivism - Ebook

by Dr. Geetha Anand Ph D. and Dr. T.N. Ganapathy Ph D.

Rs. 50/-

In January 2012, we are publishing the 2nd edition of "The Yoga of Tirumular: Essays on the Tirumandiram," in India. At my request, Dr. Ganapathy and Dr. Geeta Anand have written for it a new final chapter, 33 pages in length, which discusses the debate over whether the Tirumandiram advocates pluralistic realism or monistic theism. Essentially the debate boils down to the question of "Are there three eternal realities: God, the soul and the world? Or is there really only One, all else being merely an illusion?" This chapter also compares the school of Kashmir Shaivism to the Tirumandiram, because both advocate a perspective which bridges the above two competing viewpoints. This chapter contains three parts. The first part contains selected verses to show that the burden of the song of the Tirumandiram is monism only. The second part gives a brief account of Kashmir Saivism representing it as a Saivite model of monism. The third part shows the parallelism between the Tirumandiram and Kashmir Saivism to emphasize the viewpoint that the Tirumandiram advocates monism and monism only. This parallel study is an unexplored field hitherto. By using the term ‘parallelism’, it is suggested that there might have been no known historical, literary or philosophical interaction between the two systems and that there is no concrete evidence so far to say that either system has influenced the other. If you order “The Yoga of Tirumular,” from Canada, you will receive in addition to the book, this new chapter as Ebook in PDF format, until our stock of the first edition is sold out. If you wish to order only this new chapter, as a 33 page monograph, you may do so here, for $2.99 It will be sent to you as an email attachment in a PDF file.


by M. Govindan

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The inspiring story of a young man’s quest for God and Self-realization through ascetic trials in India and Sri Lanka, filled with adventure and difficulties, the author shares a rare story with unusual candor and courage. His inspiring story provides rare insights into a little known world. (100 pages, 38 photographs)



by T. N. Ganapathy

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This Tamil edition fulfills the need for a comprehensive and faithful presentation of the philosophy of the Siddhas. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, the author has sought to give a philosophical foundation for the conception of the human body, the method, mysticism and the twilight language of the Siddhas. It has also highlighted the social concern of the Siddhas. (348 pages)


by T. N. Ganapathy

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This monograph is a gist of the lectures delivered to students—Indian and foreign—at various points of time and at several institutions of higher learning. Most people, including the Hindus, do not have a basic understanding of what Hinduism stands for or what its philosophy is. Hinduism and Indian philosophy have become a spiritual laboratory interested in the growth of man, nay, the entire universe. This monograph will be an eye-opener to the younger generation Indians who know very little about Hinduism and the philosophical systems of India and it will facilitate them to develop an interest in the indeterminable antiquity of Indian civilization. (96 pages)

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by M. Govindan

2 Hours 5 Minutes PAL DVD Rs. 350/-, VCD Rs.225/-

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Learn the 18 asanas developed by Babaji Nagaraj and become aware of what is aware! Become the Seer, not the Seen! Bliss arises! This unique instructional video provides careful detailed instructions in not only the technical performance and alignment of each asana, but also in the higher states of consciousness, which they awaken. It includes an introduction into the philosophy of yoga, the nature of consciousness and the cultivation of Self-awareness. Make your practice of yoga deeply meditative. In this beautiful video, the asana are taught in progressive stages, with preparatory variations making them accessible to the beginner and challenging for the experienced student of yoga. These asanas, selected by Babaji, will rejuvenate and energize you! The instructions emphasize the energetic and relaxation effects. They may assist in the healing and purification of the physical and subtle bodies, thus helping to eliminate some of the most common sources of misery: poor health and mental confusion.



by M. Govindan

60 minutues, PAL VCD Rs. 180/-,

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A unique video class and pilgrimage to the beautiful valley where Babaji became immortal, with the author of the book “Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition.” Come on a rare pilgrimage to the enchanting valley of Badrinath in the upper Himalayan mountains, the place where the scientific art of Kriya Yoga was developed by the ever youthful master, Babaji Nagaraj. Learn and practice 18 asanas, postures of relaxation in front of a breathtaking panorama of snow capped peaks rising to a height of over 23,000 feet. Never before has a yoga video course been recorded in such an inspiring setting. The 18 asanas of Kriya Hatha Yoga involve stretching, energizing and relaxing all the parts of the body. Marshall Govindan demonstrates and explains each asana including their benefits, with clear, easy to follow instructions. They are done in progressive stages suitable for both beginners and experienced students of yoga.



60 minutues, DVD Rs. 350/-,

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In this one hour complete dvd course you will learn a progressive series of safe and easy-to-do exercises which will massage the abdominal organs and in particular promote the development of the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. Developed by the Board certified urologist Dr. Emilia Ripoll-Bunn, and veteran Yoga Therapist Dawn Mahowald for people with diabetes, this video course is based upon extensive research in both sports medicine and Indian clinical faculties. The journal of the American Diabetes Association’s medical advisory board recommends regular, gentle exercise and has stated that this type of exercise reduces insulin requirements. Two advanced sections on this video are especially recommended for diabetic children to reduce the side effects of diabetes.


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CD - Rs. 125/-, Shipping charge: Courier North Rs.70/-, Courier South Rs.50/-, Reg parcel Rs.36/-, VPP parcel Rs.41/-

The Mantra CD "Om Kriya Babaji - Stuti Manjari" contains a collection of Mantras of Kriya Babaji and devotional songs to Kriya Babaji and Mataji. They are sung in the famous Karnatik style of India's classical music tradition. Some of the Mantras are composed and dedicated uniquely to Kriya Babaji, some of them are well-known mantras of India.

The goal of the artist was to bring these wonderful mantras to the heart and lips of devotees and students of Kriya Babaji all over the world.

May you enjoy the blessings and presence of Kriya Babaji through listening to and chanting these sacred sounds. Read more

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1. Invocation Mantras  (7 min 44 sec)
     2. Gayatri Mantra  (7 min 9 sec)
     3. Surya-Namaskar Mantra  (1 min 46 sec)
4. Ashtottara Shata Namavali  (10 min 30 sec)
     5. Lakshmi Mantra (2 min 11 sec)
 6. Kriya Babaji Mantra Chanting  (16 min 39 sec)
 7. Kavacha Mantra  (6 min 9 sec)

        8. Food Blessing Mantra  (2 min 4 sec)
    9. Shanti Mantra (5 min 20 sec)
 10. Tripurasundari Mantra (2 min 32 sec)
      11a. Tirumular Shiva Mantra (30 sec)
  11b. Paratpara - Papanasham Shivan
     (sung in Nada Kriya Technique) (4 min 44 sec)
      12. Universal Peace Mantra (1 min 5 sec)
  13. Arathi Song (3 min 3 sec)

74 minutes total


45 Minutes - CD - Rs. 125/-, Cassette - Rs. 45/-

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Enjoy these beautiful traditional songs and chants sung by M.Govindan. Cultivate Kriya Bhakti Yoga, the path of love and devotion. They include the following songs: “The Song of the Science of Sunworship”, “Homage to the 18 Siddhas”, “Babaji is Love”, “Dance, Dance….”, “Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum”, and many other chants. An accompanying booklet contains the words.

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  1. Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum  (1 min 56 sec)
  2. Homage to the Eighteen Siddhas  (1 min 38 sec)
  3. Song of the Science of Sun Worship  (1 min 32 sec)
      4. The Food Dedication Mantra  (33 sec)
  5. Babaji is Love (3 min 11 sec)
  6. Amazing Grace  (1 min 55 sec)
  7. Lord of the Dance  (4 min)
  8. Guru Brahma  (1 min 10 sec)
      9. Jai Ganesha (2 min 16 sec)

10. Jai Guru  (2 min 49 sec)
11. Om Namah Shivaya (2 min 13 sec)
12. Sri Ram (2 min 36 sec)
13. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya (2 min 4 sec)
14. Hare Krishna (2 min 33 sec)
15. Govinda Jai (2 min 32 sec)
16. Shivaya Nama Om (2 min 31 sec)
17. Babaji Guru Deva (2 min 17 sec)
18. Shanti Mantra (1 min 3 sec)

43 minutes total

Awakening from the Dream CD11. "AWAKENING FROM THE DREAM"

By M. Govindan and Salvador Candel

58 Minutes - CD - Rs. 125/-

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Music to inspire you!

Awakening from the Dream reveals both the way and thy result of the inner journey beyond the turbulent movements of the mind. M. Govindan, author of "Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition", and Salvador Candel, the extraordinary Spanish composer of the "Musica Magica" series of CD's, recorded this very original and moving music in Valencia, Spain. When the tears begin to fall, so will the veils hiding your inner vision!

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  1. Awakening from the Dream  (4 min 59 sec)
  2. The Descent  (4 min 40 sec)
  3. Babaji is Love  (6 min 32 sec)
     4. Amazing Grace  (1 min 54 sec)
  5. Lord of the Dance (4 min 22 sec)
  6. Awareness  (5 min 53 sec)

     7. Love versus Attachment  (6 min 16 sec)
  8. Guru Brahma (3 min 6 sec)
  9. Jai Guru (3 min 57 sec)
  10. Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum (4 min 24 sec)
     11. Shanti Mantra (50 sec)
  12. God is Love (Dios es Amor) (12 min 48 sec)

59 minutes total


12. "DVD Seminar with M. Govindan"

10 Hours -DVD - Rs.225/-

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Kriya Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Siddhas recorded July 1-2, 2000 at the International Gathering in Quebec. It consists of two five-hour DVD, recording the entire 10 hour seminar in which all 195 aphorisms of this classic text are explained. You will find this DVD seminar both inspiring and enlightening. Purchase one for your monthly satsang group, and use it as an accompaniment to your own meditations.


by M. Govindan

45 Minutes - Audio Cassette - Rs. 45/-

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How can one find lasting happiness? The paradox of human existence. How can Babaji’s Kriya Yoga help us to find it? The five-fold path of Kriya Yoga defined. Dedication to transformation of all parts of our being. The levels of initiation, and program of training in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga.



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1) Babaji head & shoulders (blue shade)
2) Babaji head & shoulders (gold shade)
3) Babaji in padmasana
4) Babaji eka mudra
5) Babaji & Mataji
6) Mataji (Annai)

7) Agastyar & Babaji
8) Siddha Agastyar
9) Ramalinga Swamigal
10) Sri Krishna
11) Siddha Thirumoolar
12) Babaji’s Yantra


#1 Babaji - Blue

 Babaji - Gold

#2 Babaji - Gold

 Babaji in padmasana

#3 Babaji in padmasana

Babaji Eka Mudra

#4 Babaji Eka Mudra

Babaji & Mataji

#5 Babaji & Mataji


#6 Mataji

 Agastyar and Babaji

#7 Agastyar & Babaji


#8 Agastyar

Ramalinga Swamigal

#9 Ramalinga Swamigal


#10 Krishna


#11 Thirumoolar

 Babaji's Yantra

#12 Babaji's Yantra




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