Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda


The Power of Rejuvenation and Immortality
Author: David Frawley
ISBN: 978-0-9406-7621-3
Price: $19.95
Pages: 392 pp pb
Publisher: Lotus Press
Book Seller: Internatural

Description: What is the secret of Soma, the legendary mystic drink of immortality, first lauded by India’s ancient Vedic seers? Is Soma a single plant, type of plants, a way of healing, a special intoxicant, or an inner elixir produced by Yoga and meditation?

Going back to the vision of the Vedic seers, David Frawley reveals the secret of Soma for body, mind and spirit, with its profound implications from diet and herbs to pranayama, mantra and meditation. His new analysis of Soma, reflecting forty years of study of Vedic texts, is practical, comprehensive and deeply insightful – so that you can bring the secret power of Soma into all aspects of your life and consciousness, and for the world as a whole.


“Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda weaves together with remarkable clarity rejuvenation of the body, revitalization of the mind, and awakening to the inherent immortality of the Spirit. The book reveals special healing secrets of Soma from the ancient Vedic rishis and yogis reflecting a profound vision and wide range of application that can transform both our individual lives and our collective culture. Vamadeva Shastri has provided one of the most important and original books on Yoga and Ayurveda in recent times that is bound to be studied for decades to come.”

Deepak Chopra, author ?Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New Self

“Vamadeva’s tour of well-being, incisive and empirical, always comes back to us, to the goodness in our life. His understanding of the doshas and what each of us needs to find balance within and ward off disease is uncanny. This book’s fundamental message reminded me of Abraham Lincoln’s maxim: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” The difference is, Vamadeva teaches us how to put the Divine life into all our days and years.”

Paramacharya Sadasivanatha Palaniswami, ?Hinduism Today, Editor-in-Chief

“Once again, David Frawley has produced a book of unparalleled depth and insight. Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda synthesizes profound teachings and practices from Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, and Jyotish for rejuvenating the body, elevating emotions, awakening the intellect, and realizing the true meaning of immortality. Vamadeva is one of the few authentic voices sharing this transformational knowledge, making it available and accessible to the modern reader. I am continually grateful for his work. ”

Gary Kraftsow, American Viniyoga Institute, author Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation

“Soma in Yoga & Ayurveda cracks the secret code of “Soma” and de-mystifies the myth and logic about its practical application. Frawley has clearly outlined that the real fountain of Soma is well within you and tapping into that nourishment will make your life enlightened and blissful.”

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar BAMS, MD (Ayu), ?Director, Ayurvedic Healing

“Soma is another classic from the master translator of Vedic knowledge and wisdom of our time and culture. Vamadeva once again takes a profound subject, previously obscured by barriers of esoteric language and concepts, and offers it in a way that preserves, respects and elucidates its mysteries while rendering them accessible and practical to all. ”

David Crow, author In Search of the Medicine Buddha

“Soma is the mystic nectar of the ancient Vedic rishis and the Tantric Yogis, the inner Shakti of rejuvenation, immortality and bliss, which is the supreme creative force. Vamadeva has revealed the hidden secrets of Soma and special powerful Yoga practices, rarely taught even in India, particularly how Soma is necessary to facilitate the proper unfoldment of Kundalini and the opening of the chakras. A profound guidebook for all higher Yoga practices.”

Yogini Shambhavi, author Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess

“Uniting ancient wisdom and penetrating insight, David Frawley has written a jewel that explores the inner alchemy of physical and emotional rejuvenation while illuminating the spiritual quest for enlightenment. The book provides the student with the yogic and Ayurvedic tools necessary to achieve optimal health, peace of mind, and the eternal happiness that can only be found through spiritual awakening.”

Dr. Marc Halpern, author, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda

“This multifaceted book combines Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, Vedanta, and the Vedic sciences in a natural and transformative manner around the central concept of Soma or the science of immortal bliss. Such a vast capacity of synthesis in a profound and authoritative way of approaching the higher knowledge is most rare and shows a special connection with the higher forces of cosmic intelligence that govern the planet.”

Narayananda (Dr. Jose Rugue) Suddha Sabha Yoga Ashram Brazil

“In Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda, David Frawley successfully brings out the true significance of Soma, ‘the immortal delight of existence’, as envisioned by the ancient Indian Rishis. Here we find a comprehensive description of the Vedic idea of Soma, which insightfully reveals Soma’s secret of Immortality and bliss. Frawley shows here how to apply the principle of Soma to our lives through useful techniques, for the rejuvenation of the body and mind and most importantly, for the resurrection of the immortal spirit within us.”

Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Sri Aurobindo Society India

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