Kundalini yoga or the yoga of awareness helps humans in speaking the truth, being compassionate towards others, following principles and values and helping others heal. The Serpent Power: 1 by John George Woodroffe focusses on how Kundalini yoga originated and what constitutes its beliefs and theories. The idealistic and mythological aspects of this yoga, along with its abstruse framework are explained and discussed in this book.
Kunda meaning a bowl; kundali meaning a curved rope or ring ties with the concept of a snake or serpent that is coiled. The core of our saintly energy is located around the base of our spine. Through the seven chakras or steps of yoga, we are able to channel this energy into performing something good and beneficial. Kundalini yoga enhances loyalty, influence and rational power. Humans can realise the full extent of their creativity through this type of yoga.
In The Serpent Power: 1, John George Woodroffe aimed at making readers worldwide understand the powerful nature of this yoga and how it could benefit everyone. He illustrated the various chakras and mantras that are attached with this particular yoga. The serpent power is basically the power that is released in the process of performing this yoga. This serpent power is then used to bring out the best in us and allow us to help others willingly and passionately. This book has been published by Ganesh and Co. in 2003 and is available in paperback.