A Brilliant and Accessible Guide to the Yogic Path of the Spirit
This groundbreaking course outlines the basic anatomy of this essential energy system and its operations in the physical, astral, and causal bodies. The unique characteristics of each chakra are described in four specific dimensions: physical location, organs they control, emotions they express, and mental characteristics they embody. These ideas give strong theoretical support and general guidance for those who wonder how and why chakra meditation should be done.
Paul Grilley offers specific physical and energetic practices to develop awareness of the chakras as well as meditation techniques that aspiring yogis may use to purify the karma that operates through each chakra, achieving a deeper understanding and appreciation for the powerful role these elements play in our lives.
Highlights from the DVD include:
- • Over 5 1/2 hours of total content
- • 4 hours of theory presentation and practice instruction
- • Over 90 minutes of guided audio meditations
- • Special feature: MP3 versions of all guided meditations
Theory presentation topics include:
- • Importance and purpose of chakra meditation
- • Chakras and the creation of the separate self
- • Evolution of the self and the cycle of samsara
- • The physical, astral and causal functions of each chakra
- • Awakening the chakras through chakra meditation
In-depth instruction on chakra meditation techniques, including:
- • Listening to the Nada
- • The role of prana and pranayama in chakra meditation
- • Ham Sa - So Ham Mantra
- • Chakra meditation using bandha techniques
- • Sushumna Purification
- • Suggested chakra meditation routine
12 special guided audio meditations, including:
- • Listening to the Nada
- • Ham Sa and So Ham Mantra
- • Bandha meditations for each chakra
- • Sushumna Purification
The Book of Life Review by Heather
An excellent DVD! There is so much covered in a clear comprehensive presentation of the what, why and how to that which IS Yoga. It unfolds the many paths to awaken that completion, that wholeness of what/who we truly are. It is packed with that which elicits Yes and AHA moments. With That calm understanding comes a wonderful palpable orbiting of energy.
A wonderful rendering of "The Book of Life".
(Posted on 1/26/2012)
Do you find this review helpful?
Changed my life -- no joke Review by Mikey
I was home with the flu and chilling in bed going over the entire Paul Grilley disc on Chakra Theory. I had lightly dealt with Chinese Chi theory in martial arts but had not delved to deeply into the Indian Chakra lingo until this disc.
Throughout the meditations and lecture I was acutely aware of body energy channels and the intensity increased as the practice went along....to the point of bewilderment sometimes. I could feel energy moving all aroundthe described chakras and spent a good deal of time in the stomach area due to my stomach flu.
I believe this chakra work sped me through my flu, and that's the truth. The profound creation of inner energy through Pauls teachings is still being put to good use in my daily energy practice.
This disc is a great addition to an individuals ongoing work towards inner healing. I'll use the techniques at home and at work to bring awareness to stress and general body harmonization. I especially like comparisons to other body systems like the comparison the Chinese energy work.
(Posted on 7/21/2009)
Do you find this review helpful?
"This DVD is Paul's best yet. With 5-1/2 hours of lecture presentations and 12 different guided meditation practices, it represents fantastic value. The lectures cover an overview of Tantric theory and the goals of spiritual practice, with detailed discussion of the functions of each chakra. The lectures are densely packed ... but the clarity of the subject matter is amazing, and he appears effortlessly and in simple language to be able to link together so much of the underpinning philosophy of yoga, and to paint a holistic view of the oneness of yoga science.
“This guy... should be compulsory viewing for trainee teachers, and for those of us who have been teaching for a few years as well. As I watched the lectures, I found new insights and understandings of theory that had always been a bit hazy in my mind before. Paul is a talented teacher and communicator!"
-- Yoga Scotland Magazine
"At some point, we may feel stuck in the wheel of samsara, the cycle of suffering, reliving our samskara, defined by Paul Grilley as 'habits of action, of want and longing that manifest in certain ways.'
There is a way out. In the lectures and practices on his new DVD Chakra Theory and Meditation, Grilley convinced me that one method of escaping the aforementioned fate involves awakening the chakras through meditation. The practices Grilley teaches illuminate what needs to be examined in our lives in order to transcend the physical body and create a conscious, unending and blissful experience.
This is a heady subject, indeed. Chakra Theory contains four hours of theoretical lectures describing the seven primary chakra centers, which are the spiritual wheels of energy located in the subtle body in the areas of the brain and spine. These control the flow of chi or prana, our lifeforce. Grilley explains what each chakra governs and how to access them energetically. Fortunately, his lucid and accessible explanations are captivating throughout.
Viewers eager to incorporate theory into practice will enjoy the series of nine-minute guided meditations, manageable alone or as a grounding entry into a longer meditation session. More intricate practices involve integrating the bandha (energetic locks). Special features offer recommendations for further study.
Chakra Theory is an info-packed weekend workshop in a box viewers can visit again and again. The set also includes meditations in MP3 format, perfect for downloading to experience chakra awakening anywhere"
-- LA Yoga Magazine
Also from A Paul Grilley DVD Can Change Your Approach to Yoga
About A Paul Grilley DVD Can Change Your Approach to Yoga
Paul Grilley’s insightful yoga DVDs and online courses break yoga down to its fundamentals and stress the importance of looking at each unique body. Since no two human bodies are exactly alike, Paul offers that yoga cannot be taught in a uniform way; instead, it needs to be tailored to the individual and our unique bone structure. A Paul Grilley DVD will not only inform you about yoga, it might also change the way you practice or teach it.
Paul Grilley’s Background
Paul Grilley began practicing yoga in 1979 after reading The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananada. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982 where he studied and taught yoga for 12 years. In 1988 he read Theories of the Chakras by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Paul and his wife Suzee have been active students of Dr. Motoyama ever since.
Paul started his studies of anatomy with Dr. Garry Parker in 1979. He continued his studies at UCLA where he took courses in anatomy and kinesiology. He earned a M.A. from St. John's College, Santa Fe in summer 2000 and an Honorary Ph.D. in 2005 from the California Institute for Human Science for his efforts to clarify the latest theories on fascia and its relevance to the practice of hatha yoga. He enjoys reading science and esoteric literature, trying to find connections between the two.
Paul and his wife Suzee now spend their time administrating and teaching the Yin Yoga Teacher's Training program both in the USA and abroad.
Learn from the Classic Lesson Anatomy for Yoga
The Paul Grilley DVDAnatomy for Yoga is an especially useful tool for teachers looking to gain a deeper understanding of how specific postures change depending on a specific student’s body composition. For example, a student whose arms are naturally a bit shorter may have a harder time reaching their hands to the floor in Dhandasana (staff pose). At the same time, a student with naturally longer arms may have to bend their arms to comfortably sit in this very same pose.
Yoga for Students of All Shapes and Sizes
Paul’s approach to yoga is of paramount importance when teaching yoga to students of all shapes and sizes, as well as with varying levels of physical fitness. Purchase one of his DVDs, such as the Paul Grilley DVD entitled Yin Yoga or Chakra Theory and Meditation DVD, to see how versatile your teaching style or personal yoga practice can be, and how much more welcoming this approach is to students of all types.
Quality Teaching at a Fair Price
Our media at Pranamaya is an excellent way to round out your yoga teaching style or personal yoga practice without breaking the bank. There are numerous yoga retreats, vacations, workshops, and teacher trainings that provide you with instruction from famous teachers such as those on the roster of master teachers at Pranamaya. The difference in buying one of our products is that these teachings come to you at a fraction of the price, without compromising on the quality of the instruction and your learning.
Why wait? Purchase a Paul Grilley DVD or another one of our outstanding Pranamaya products to deepen your yoga journey today.