The Mystery of Prana

The problem with language is that it may create a false familiarity with the things it is meant to index: having a word for something can lull you into the illusion of knowing what its referent really is. Take prana, for example. “Prana” (प्राण) is a Sanskrit word that stands for “life force.” If you […]

Kundalini Yoga from the Himalayas: Tantrik Lessons on Inner Transmutation

Swami Rama, Path of Fire and Light, Volumes 1 and 2. The Himalayan Institute Press, 1988 Imagine sitting at the feet of an enlightened yogi and listening to this person’s teachings. Picture learning some of the esoteric practices that have been at the core of yoga for centuries. Envision having an experienced guru explain what […]