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Sivananda: Health and Hatha Yoga
Sivananda: Health and Hatha Yoga
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In the first section of this comprehensive book, Swami Sivananda gives us a lucid understanding of what constitutes good health, including many aspects that are often neglected.

The second section, hatha yoga, deals with exercise for flexibility (covering all the joints of the body); classical yoga asanas and variations; twelve bandhas and mudras, and the shat-kriyas (cleansing techniques). The concise every aspect of this important practice. In the section on kundalini the different aspects of this mysterious power are described in simple language. Sections on swara yoga and brahmacharya follow, and the book concludes with a chapter on concentration, meditation and samadhi.

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Sivananda: Health and Hatha Yoga

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2007
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Acknowledgementsix
Section I
Health
Chapter 1:Secret of Health and Long Life1
What is Health?1
Disease4
Karma and Laws of Nature7
Spiritual Materia Medica9
How to become a Centenarian9
Chapter 2:Science of Relaxation11
Mental Relaxation15
Chapter 3:Exercise17
Necessity for Exercise17
Forms of Exercise19
Chapter 4:Sleep21
Chapter 5:The Best Therapy25
Natural Treatment25
Important Factors
Chapter 6:Food32
Proteins32
Fats33
Carbohydrates33
Mineral Salts34
Vitamins35
Water in the Human System36
Vegetable Acids36
Calorie and Calorimeter37
Philosophical Vitamins37
Chapter 7:A Well-balanced Diet39
Vegetarian Food39
Value of Vegetables45
Honey47
Milk and its Products48
Dangers of Meat-eating49
Yogic Diet50
Eating for Health53
Fasting54
The Yogi's Secret56
Dietetic Rules57
Chapter 8:Health and Hygiene59
Personal Hygiene60
Clothing61
Hygiene of the Eyes63
Hygiene of the Skin67
Care of the Teeth69
The Benefits of a Sunbath73
Chapter 9:Mental Therapeutics77
Health and Psychology79
Mental Health81
Auto-suggestion86
Twenty-four Precepts87
Section II
Hatha Yoga
Chapter 1:Hatha Yoga93
Physical and Mental Efficiency Through Yoga93
Hatha Yoga94
The Benefits of Yoga Asanas95
The Accessories for a Yogi's Gymnasium98
Chapter 2:Exercises for Flexibility100
Surya Namaskara107
Chapter 3:Asanas fr Meditation111
Padmasana112
Siddhasana116
Benefits of Padmasana and Siddhasana118
Svastikasana118
Sukhasana119
Chapter 4:Mukhya Asanas121
Sirshasana121
Sarvangasana126
Halasana128
Matsyasana (Fish Pose)131
Paschimottanasana132
Janusirshasana133
Mayurasana134
Ardha-Matsyendrasana137
Bhujangasana139
Salabhasana140
Dhanurasana141
Gomukhasana143
Vajrasana144
Garudasana149
Padangushthasana150
Trikonasana152
Baddha Padmasana153
Padahastasana155
Matsyendrasana157
Chakrasana159
Tolangulasana160
Kukkutasana161
Garbhasana162
Sasangasana163
Simbhasana164
Gorakshasana164
Kandapidanasana165
Sankatasana166
Yogasana167
Utkatasana167
Bhadrasana169
Vrischikasana169
Yoga Nidrasana170
Physical Culture in Bed170
Chapter 5:Relaxation172
Asanas for Relaxation172
Savasana172
Mental Relaxation175
Chapter 6:Important Bandhas and Mudras176
Mula Bandha176
Jalandhara Bandha178
Uddiyana Bandha179
Maha Bandha180
Maha Vedha181
Maha Mudra182
Yoga Mudra182
Khechari Mudra183
Vajroli Mudra184
Viparitakarani Mudra184
Shakti Chalana Mudra185
Yoni Mudra186
Chapter 7:Shat-Kriyas187
Dhauti187
Basti188
Neti189
Tratak190
Nauli190
Kapalabhati192
Chapter 8:Special Instructions193
Chapter 9:Pranayama200
What is Prana?200
The Functions of Prana202
The Colour of Pranas203
The Length of the Air-Currents203
Cleansing204
The Centering of the Prana204
Breath and Prana205
What is Pranayama205
The Qualified Person206
The Five Essentials207
The Place207
The Time208
Yogic Diet209
Posture209
Purification of Nadis209
The Lungs210
Control of Breath212
Deep Breathing Exercises213
Pranayama in Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga214
Pranayama Exercises215
Automatic Pranayama216
Easy Comfortable Pranayama217
Sivananda's Pranayama219
Pranayama While Walking219
Pranayama in Savasana220
Rhythmical Breathing220
Surya Bheda221
Ujjayi222
Sitkari222
Sitali223
Bhastrika223
Bhramari225
Murchha225
Plavini225
Kevala Kumbhaka225
Pranayama: Different Authorities227
Importance and Benefits of Pranayama229
Pranic Healing231
Distant Healing232
Special Instructions233
The Aspirant's Daily Routine239
General Order of Practice241
Section III
Kundalini
Chapter 1:Kundalini245
Nadis246
Ida and Pingala246
Sushumna247
Chakras248
Petals on Chakras249
Muladhara Chakra249
Svadhishthana Chakra251
Manipura Chakra252
Anahata Chakra253
Vishuddha Chakra254
Ajna Chakra254
Sahasrara255
Chakra Concentration256
What is Kundalini?256
Need for a Guru257
The Time260
The Age261
The Awakening of Kundalini261
Problems on the Path262
Kundalini Yoga264
Need for Purification266
Pranayama for Purification of Nadis267
Pranayama for Purification of the Sushumna268
Anahata Sounds (Nada)269
Experience on Awakening of Kundalini270
Eight Major Siddhis271
Minor Siddhis272
The Gradational Ascent of the Mind273
Section IV
Swara Yoga
Chapter 1:Swara Yoga277
Swara Vijnana278
Changing the Flow278
Use of Nadis280
Section V
Brahmacharya
< /td>
Chapter 1:Brahmacharya285
Celibacy286
Benefits of Celibacy288
Celibacy and Longevity289
Need for Celibacy290
Virya the Vital Fluid293
Mind and Virya295
Destroy Vasanas (Subtle Desires)298
How to Overcome Lust301
Fasting and Celibacy304
Celibacy in Active Life305
Celibacy for Women307
Celibacy for Householders309
The Stage of Studentship311
Rules for Brahmacharis312
Section VI
Concentration and Meditation
Chapter 1:Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi321
Chakra Concentration322
Pancha (Five Concentrations)322
Concentration on the Solar Plexus323
Meditation324
Samadhi325
Appendix326
Human Body: The Primal Source of all Attainments326
Yogic Recipes327
Schedules for Practice329
Glossary331
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Back of The Book

In the first section of this comprehensive book, Swami Sivananda gives us a lucid understanding of what constitutes good health, including many aspects that are often neglected.

The second section, hatha yoga, deals with exercise for flexibility (covering all the joints of the body); classical yoga asanas and variations; twelve bandhas and mudras, and the shat-kriyas (cleansing techniques). The concise every aspect of this important practice. In the section on kundalini the different aspects of this mysterious power are described in simple language. Sections on swara yoga and brahmacharya follow, and the book concludes with a chapter on concentration, meditation and samadhi.

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Acknowledgementsix
Section I
Health
Chapter 1:Secret of Health and Long Life1
What is Health?1
Disease4
Karma and Laws of Nature7
Spiritual Materia Medica9
How to become a Centenarian9
Chapter 2:Science of Relaxation11
Mental Relaxation15
Chapter 3:Exercise17
Necessity for Exercise17
Forms of Exercise19
Chapter 4:Sleep21
Chapter 5:The Best Therapy25
Natural Treatment25
Important Factors
Chapter 6:Food32
Proteins32
Fats33
Carbohydrates33
Mineral Salts34
Vitamins35
Water in the Human System36
Vegetable Acids36
Calorie and Calorimeter37
Philosophical Vitamins37
Chapter 7:A Well-balanced Diet39
Vegetarian Food39
Value of Vegetables45
Honey47
Milk and its Products48
Dangers of Meat-eating49
Yogic Diet50
Eating for Health53
Fasting54
The Yogi's Secret56
Dietetic Rules57
Chapter 8:Health and Hygiene59
Personal Hygiene60
Clothing61
Hygiene of the Eyes63
Hygiene of the Skin67
Care of the Teeth69
The Benefits of a Sunbath73
Chapter 9:Mental Therapeutics77
Health and Psychology79
Mental Health81
Auto-suggestion86
Twenty-four Precepts87
Section II
Hatha Yoga
Chapter 1:Hatha Yoga93
Physical and Mental Efficiency Through Yoga93
Hatha Yoga94
The Benefits of Yoga Asanas95
The Accessories for a Yogi's Gymnasium98
Chapter 2:Exercises for Flexibility100
Surya Namaskara107
Chapter 3:Asanas fr Meditation111
Padmasana112
Siddhasana116
Benefits of Padmasana and Siddhasana118
Svastikasana118
Sukhasana119
Chapter 4:Mukhya Asanas121
Sirshasana121
Sarvangasana126
Halasana128
Matsyasana (Fish Pose)131
Paschimottanasana132
Janusirshasana133
Mayurasana134
Ardha-Matsyendrasana137
Bhujangasana139
Salabhasana140
Dhanurasana141
Gomukhasana143
Vajrasana144
Garudasana149
Padangushthasana150
Trikonasana152
Baddha Padmasana153
Padahastasana155
Matsyendrasana157
Chakrasana159
Tolangulasana160
Kukkutasana161
Garbhasana162
Sasangasana163
Simbhasana164
Gorakshasana164
Kandapidanasana165
Sankatasana166
Yogasana167
Utkatasana167
Bhadrasana169
Vrischikasana169
Yoga Nidrasana170
Physical Culture in Bed170
Chapter 5:Relaxation172
Asanas for Relaxation172
Savasana172
Mental Relaxation175
Chapter 6:Important Bandhas and Mudras176
Mula Bandha176
Jalandhara Bandha178
Uddiyana Bandha179
Maha Bandha180
Maha Vedha181
Maha Mudra182
Yoga Mudra182
Khechari Mudra183
Vajroli Mudra184
Viparitakarani Mudra184
Shakti Chalana Mudra185
Yoni Mudra186
Chapter 7:Shat-Kriyas187
Dhauti187
Basti188
Neti189
Tratak190
Nauli190
Kapalabhati192
Chapter 8:Special Instructions193
Chapter 9:Pranayama200
What is Prana?200
The Functions of Prana202
The Colour of Pranas203
The Length of the Air-Currents203
Cleansing204
The Centering of the Prana204
Breath and Prana205
What is Pranayama205
The Qualified Person206
The Five Essentials207
The Place207
The Time208
Yogic Diet209
Posture209
Purification of Nadis209
The Lungs210
Control of Breath212
Deep Breathing Exercises213
Pranayama in Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga214
Pranayama Exercises215
Automatic Pranayama216
Easy Comfortable Pranayama217
Sivananda's Pranayama219
Pranayama While Walking219
Pranayama in Savasana220
Rhythmical Breathing220
Surya Bheda221
Ujjayi222
Sitkari222
Sitali223
Bhastrika223
Bhramari225
Murchha225
Plavini225
Kevala Kumbhaka225
Pranayama: Different Authorities227
Importance and Benefits of Pranayama229
Pranic Healing231
Distant Healing232
Special Instructions233
The Aspirant's Daily Routine239
General Order of Practice241
Section III
Kundalini
Chapter 1:Kundalini245
Nadis246
Ida and Pingala246
Sushumna247
Chakras248
Petals on Chakras249
Muladhara Chakra249
Svadhishthana Chakra251
Manipura Chakra252
Anahata Chakra253
Vishuddha Chakra254
Ajna Chakra254
Sahasrara255
Chakra Concentration256
What is Kundalini?256
Need for a Guru257
The Time260
The Age261
The Awakening of Kundalini261
Problems on the Path262
Kundalini Yoga264
Need for Purification266
Pranayama for Purification of Nadis267
Pranayama for Purification of the Sushumna268
Anahata Sounds (Nada)269
Experience on Awakening of Kundalini270
Eight Major Siddhis271
Minor Siddhis272
The Gradational Ascent of the Mind273
Section IV
Swara Yoga
Chapter 1:Swara Yoga277
Swara Vijnana278
Changing the Flow278
Use of Nadis280
Section V
Brahmacharya
< /td>
Chapter 1:Brahmacharya285
Celibacy286
Benefits of Celibacy288
Celibacy and Longevity289
Need for Celibacy290
Virya the Vital Fluid293
Mind and Virya295
Destroy Vasanas (Subtle Desires)298
How to Overcome Lust301
Fasting and Celibacy304
Celibacy in Active Life305
Celibacy for Women307
Celibacy for Householders309
The Stage of Studentship311
Rules for Brahmacharis312
Section VI
Concentration and Meditation
Chapter 1:Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi321
Chakra Concentration322
Pancha (Five Concentrations)322
Concentration on the Solar Plexus323
Meditation324
Samadhi325
Appendix326
Human Body: The Primal Source of all Attainments326
Yogic Recipes327
Schedules for Practice329
Glossary331
 
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