Sealing Off the Lower Nature

An e-devotee asks what asana besides the lotus posture would work to close off the lower chakras. Gurudeva's response describes the lower chakras in terms of the lower nature and spiritual and non-spiritual people. Then he gives his advice.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Namah Sivaya has such power, the mere intonation of these syllables reaps its own reward in salvaging the soul from bondages of the treacherous instinctive mind and the steel bands of a perfected externalized intellect.
—Gurudeva