The Serpent Power - Sir John Woodroffe
Woodroffe?s The Serpent Power? The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga, is a source for many modern Western adaptations of Kundalini yoga practice. It is a philosophically sophisticated commentary on, and translation of, the Satcakra-nirupana (?Description of and Investigation into the Six Bodily Centres?) of Purnananda (dated c. AD 1550) and the Padukapancaka (?Five-fold Footstool of the Guru?). The term ?Serpent Power? refers to the Kundalini, an energy said to be released within an individual by meditation techniques.