Secret Power of Tantrik Breathing [ 3rd Edition] by Swami Sivapriyananda [MiscP]
The book Secret Power of Tantrik Breathing' explores the secrets of alternate breathing. After a short discussion on the physiology of breathing and its effect on the mind and emotions, the book then goes on to survey, on the basis of authoritative Sanskrit texts of 'Siva-svarodaya', how the breath alternates between the right and left nostrils with the change in mental states. It suggests many practical methods that help in harmonising the two breaths to achieve mental and physical balance. The last chapter deals with Yogic and Tantrik meditations which result in good health, calm mind and controlled emotions.
About AuthorThe author Swami Sivapriyananda was born in 1939 into a royal family of a princely state in Gujarat. He studied Sanskrit and Pali at graduate and postgraduate levels at Pune University. He also studied for the traditional \'Kavyatirtha\' of the Bengal Sanskrit Association, Calcutta
After this, he went to England for postgraduate study in Archaeology at the London University.
He took sannyasa at Rishikesh in 1974 and since then has visited many ashramas, saints and centres of traditional learning in search of material on forgotten and neglected aspects of Indian religion and culture. At present he lives in Mysore (Karnataka), working on the philosophy and history of the Natha sects