A great book, very clear and succinct. This was actually a gift to a friend, who can make very good use of it.
It outlines a very efficient and direct practice that brings about old-time, miraculous changes within and around the meditator, yet due to the nature of the practice, only positive results can be cultivated. It is effective in managing, enhancing and expanding all levels of existence and awareness, but is presented for just about anyone to understand. Yogani promotes safe, gradually and sensible development, and yet inspires by way of engaging one in the possibilities, of virtually effortless accomplishment. The results are dependent mainly upon the meditative abilities of the practitioner, but with even the most basic ability, results of SOME kind can be acquired and maintained. They also run a website generously supportive, if support is needed. It should be stated that this work is tied-in with Kundalini cultivation, and, from experience, I can state that Yogani's practices move one directly and rapidly into dynamic interaction with that resource. I cannot recommend that everyone strive for that relationship, because we are all born differently and have to decide for ourselves how to approach our spiritual path and long-term experience. I would recommend purchasing "Deep Meditation" and gaining some proficiency with his version of meditation, before entering upon Samyama.
"Samyama - Stillness in Action, Siddhis and Miracles" covers a powerful yoga practice that has been shrouded in mystery for centuries. Yet, it is as close to us as our most immediate hopes and dreams, for it is the principles of Samyama that are operating behind everything good that is happening in our life. The key methods of Samyama are covered here, simplified to enable anyone to engage in daily practice leading to profound results. Our deepest desires can be enlivened by systematically letting go into our inner silence. Whatever we surrender will come back to us a thousand-fold, purified in a divine outpouring. This is "Stillness in Action." Yogani is the author of two landmark books on the world's most effective spiritual practices: "Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living," a comprehensive user-friendly textbook, and "The Secrets of Wilder," a powerful spiritual novel. The "AYP Enlightenment Series" makes these profound practices available for the first time in a series of concise instruction books. "Samyama" is the fifth book in the series, preceded by "Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas," "Tantra," "Spinal Breathing Pranayama," and "Deep Meditation."
About the Author
Yogani is the author of the Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) system, including more than a dozen Instructional Titles available in Paperback, Kindle eBook and AudioBook editions, covering all aspects of Full-Scope Yoga Practice. Since 1970, he has crossed the lines between many traditions, developing an effective integration of methods including Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Hatha, Kundalini, Tantra, Self-Inquiry, and more. It is a flexible, scientific approach rather than a rigid, arbitrary one, and open to public scrutiny, as all spiritual knowledge should be nowadays. He has no desire for guru status - only to have the joy of making a small contribution to helping the disciplines of spiritual practice become open to everyone. He wishes to remain anonymous, preserving a quiet life in practices. AYP is not about the author. It is about all who long for knowledge.