Shiva, the Lord of Yoga

Shiva book 1Lord Shiva is the personification of all the main practices of Yoga, as the origin and ruling power over asana, prana, mantra, inner seeing and meditation. He is the ultimate Yoga guru reflecting the highest Self-awareness. Yet this centrality of Shiva in Yoga is rarely understood and utilized. The current book unfolds the presence, light, energy and consciousness of the Supreme Shiva to take us beyond all death and duality. It is an in depth study of all the dimensions of Shiva, in nature, in the psyche and transcendent, containing many yogic secrets and special practices.

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), D.Litt, is one of the most respected modern teachers of the deeper secrets of Yoga and the Vedas, an author of more than forty books in twenty languages worldwide. He has received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the President of India for his outstanding work in the Vedic field, where he is considered as one of the most important exponents of Vedic knowledge today.

This special book has a foreword from Prof. Lokesh Chandra, the seniormost Buddhist scholar in India, and current head of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). The book has an extensive introduction from Late Sri Sadguru Sivananda Murty, head of one of the most important Shaivite orders in South India, and one of modern India’s greatest gurus. It has special illustrations through noted artist Pieter Weltevrede.

Shiva: The Lord of Yoga
Author: Frawley, David pb 296 pp 
Publisher: Lotus Press
MSRP: $19.95

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The Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi, honors Dr. Frawley and the book, Shiva, the Lord of Yoga


Vamadeva along with Yogini Shambhavi presenting the book Shiva, the Lord of Yoga, to Hon. Sri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, at his office in South Block, Delhi, June 23, 2015.

This followed Dr. Frawley’s talk on the Vedic Origins of Yoga for the International Conference on “Yoga for Holistic Health“convened by the AYUSH Ministry, June 21-22 at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi, for which Dr. Frawley was the main international guest speaker.

Dr. Frawley and the Prime Minister discussed aspects of Yoga, the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, the future of India and ecology. They had first met twenty years ago.

Quotes About this Extraordinary Book

Vamadeva Shastri has been a spiritual guide and mentor of mine for several decades. For anyone who is serious about their journey to higher divine consciousness this book is yet another jewel from him. I’m immensely grateful that he is in our lives. ~ Dr. Deepak Chopra

For someone like me, who is a devout Shiva worshipper, this book is a treasure. But even for those who may not be Shiva devotees this book is a path to wisdom. Dr. Frawley has conveyed the intricate philosophies of Lord Shiva through language that is simple and beautiful. Shiva: “The Great Lord of Yoga” is wonderful book of insight. I strongly recommend that you read it. ~ Amish Tripathi, India’s best-selling author of the Shiva Trilogy

Reading through the book, I was reminded that in every cycle of the universe an incarnation of Vyasa will write the inner aspect of the scriptures and Vamadeva, who has a direct experience the subtle realities, is such an incarnation of Vyasa. ~ Prof. Lokesh Chandra, Head of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations

Sri Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley) is no mere academic or intellectual researcher. His present book on Lord Shiva that has flowed from his pen is an in-depth work of both erudition and insight, reflecting many years of both study and meditative experience. ~ Sri Sadguru Sivananda Murty

Vamadeva reflects the living reality of Shiva that pervades all of nature and fills all life with mystery, wonder and awe. He brings us all into the presence of Shiva. ~ Yogini Shambhavi Devi, author Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess