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Yoga Exercise for Health and Happiness

Yoga Exercise for Health and Happiness

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Item Code: IDF667

by Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda

Hardcover (Edition: 2002)

International Yoga Society
ISBN 8185883408

Language: English
Size: 8.7" X 5.5"
Pages: 271 (Illustrated Throught in B & W)
Price: $17.50   Shipping Free
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Description

Introduction

Hatha Yoga is the world's most ancient system of physical and mental development practiced by great Yogis of India for centuries. This unique book gives a wide variety of psycho-physical exercises (Asanas), breathing exercises. Relaxation exercises, concentration techniques and eye-exercises. The idea that more energy, effort and movement give better results in physical culture has been proven erroneous by the Yoga science. In fact the very opposite is true. Blended with poise, relaxation and concentration the Yoga Exercises demonstrate that the less motion and energy you give to these poses of Yoga. The greater and more enduring are their dynamic results.

The Author and sage Swami Jyotir Nanda, already Internationally known for his great profound lectures. And classical Yoga books on wisdom, mental integration and meditation. Reveals with his majestic pen conclusively the importance of Hatha Yoga for radiant health, abundant happiness and inner peace of mind. Recommending these stimulating and relaxing exhibits the poses with a spontaneous naturalness combined with gracefulness and beauty, His vitality, flexibility and elasticity are infections. Readers will be encouraged and drawn to practice just by the radiance of this sagacious sage Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda.

A rare and compact volume to supply you with every thing you need, these exercises have been taught by sage Swami Jyotir Maya nanda over a period of many years as Director of the 'International Yoga Society." He has trained thousands of students and teachers all over the world in the system. Therefore, without a doubt it is the most efficacious method. Of many Hatha Yoga books, none has given the insight, depth and authenticity as given within this rare book. It demonstrates a refreshing and rejuvenating way to become attuned to the cosmic modulations of Pranic energy which is the basis of the entire creation.

Follow the plan of practice given here and you will receive great benefits of harmony in body and mind by regular and diligent effort. Your general well being, mental alertness and inner relaxation will come gradually, increasing supple muscles, firm skin and a beautiful healthy appearance. Your progress will go on and on as you respond to these psycho-physical exercises. There are over 200 illustrations in this unusual book.

Our Revered and Adorable, Guru Swami Jyotir-Maya Nanda reveals many secrets and mysteries of Hatha Yoga. Anyone can absolutely accomplish a new vitality be dispensing with stiffness and tensensess from the body and mind. We heartily recommend this book "Yoga Exercises for Health and Happiness." For all who desire health, happiness, prosperity, mental strength and spiritual advancement. The distinguished and illustrious author has given an understandable and step by step method of all Hatha Yoga practices. If you practice these exercises regularly you will build a bridge across sorrow discontent and uncertainty and walk on the path of bright sunshine with the coo breeze of Joy in your heart.

We thank Dr. Bernard Deleze a disciple of Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda, who is a medical expert, for contributing the articles in section thirteen: "Principles of physiology, Hatha Yoga and modern Physiology, Local Effect of Asanas, Effects of Pranayamas. And illustrations pertaining to Blood Circulation and Chakras.

In addition. Our sincere thanks to the Karma Yoga Staff who have given us valuable assistance in the completion of this wonderful book.

As you continue to practice you will feel more and more the invisible presence of this great Sage Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda who is filled with the Divine consciousness and Love for all beings in the world.

It is our sincerest and devout prayer that the blessings of Sage Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda may guide you each day on the road to perfection and happiness.

About This Book and Author

This unique book gives a wide variety of psycho-physical exercises (Asanas), breathing exercises relaxation exercises, concentration techniques and eye-exercises.

The Author and sage Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda, already Internationally known for his great profound lectures and classical Yoga books reveals with his majestic pen conclusively the importance of Hatha Yoga for radiant health, abundant happiness and inner peace of mind.

We heartily recommend this book "Yoga Exercises for Health and Happiness." For all who desire health, happiness, prosperity, mental strength and spiritual advancement. Follow the plan of practice give here and you will receive great benefits of harmony in body and mind by regular and diligent effort. Your general well being, mental alertness and inner relaxation will come gradually, increasing supple muscles, firm skin and a beautiful healthy appearance. If you practice these exercises regularly you will build a bridge across sorrow, discontent and uncertainty and walk on the path of bright sunshine with the cool breeze of Joy in your heart.

Publisher's Note

Yoga is a mystic science that prepares and integrates one's personality for the highest achievement of Self realization. Hatha Yoga is vital for keeping body fit for the higher attainments both on spiritual and material planes.

This book primarily is a Hath Yoga book but also includes chapters on meditation, japa. Kundalini Yoga as well as Yoga of wisdom. It was first published in USA and soon became very popular in other countries.

Increasing demand of this unique book compelled us to publish it in India. Besides Asanas and Pranayama this book also contains articles on human physiology as well as therapeutic effect of Hatha Yoga Exercises. Prescription has been made for various common ailments for guidance of the readers.

Separate charts of practice for different groups given in this book makes it more useful than others on the subject. This book works as a guide. One can practice Hatha Yoga techniques without any guru with help of this book.

Contents

YOGA EXERCISES
FOR HEALTH AND AHPPINESS
PageTitle
1Invocation
2Siddha Asana (Pose)
3What is Hatha Yoga?
6Outlines of Hatha Yoga
8Instructions of the practice of Hatha Yoga
10Therapeutic Value of Yoga Exercises
SECTION ONE
Surya Namaskar or Adorations to the Sun
15Surya Namaskar
18Surya Namaskar (Pose-1)
19Surya Namaskar (Pose-2)
20Surya Namaskar (Pose-3)
21Surya Namaskar (Pose-4)
22Surya Namaskar (Pose-5)
23Surya Namaskar (Pose-6)
24Surya Namaskar (Pose-7)
25Surya Namaskar (Pose-8)
26Surya Namaskar (Pose-9)
27Surya Namaskar (Pose-10)
28Surya Namaskar (Pose-11)
29Surya Namaskar (Pose-12)
SECTION TWO
Mukhya Yoga Asanas or
Important Yoga Poses
32Anjaneya Asana (Pose)
33Setubandha Asana (Pose)
34Sarvanga Asana
35Sarvanga Asana (Pose)
36Hala
Asana
37Hala Asana (Pose)
38Purvottan Asana
39Purvottan Asana (Pose)
40Matsya Asana (Pose)
41Tolangula Asana (Pose)
42Vajra Asana (Pose)
43Supta Vajra Asana (Pose)
44Pashchimottan Asana
45Pashchimottan Asana (Pose)
46Chakra Asana (Pose)
48Bhujanga Asana (Pose)
49Bhujanga Asana (Pose)
50Shalabha Asana (Pose)
51Dhanura Asana
52Dhanura Asana (Pose)
53Trikona Asana (Pose)
54Mayur Asana
55Mayur Asana (Pose)
56Shirsha Asana
58-61Shirsha Asana (Pose)
62Vriksha Asana (Pose)
63Ardha Matsyndra Asana
64Ardha Matsyendra Asana (Pose)
SECTION THREE
Shava Asana or Relaxation Exercises
66Shava Asana (Pose)
67The Art of Relaxation
68Relaxation of the Mind
71Relaxation of the Heart
73Exercises in Relaxation
SECTION FOUR
Bandhas or Yogic Locks
78Bandha Traya (Pose)
79BANDHAS (Locks)
80Mula Bandha
81Uddiyan Bandha
82Jalandhar Bandha
83Bandha Traya
84Maha Bandha Pose
SECTION FIVE
Mudras of Yogic Seals
86Shanmukuhi Mudra (Pose)
87MUDRA
88Maha Mudra
89Maha Vedha
89Yoga Mudra
90Yoga Mudra (Pose)
91Viparita Karani Mudra
92Viparita Karani Mudra (Pose)
93Yoni Mudra or Shanmukhi Mudra
94Unmani Mudra
94Shambhavi Mudra
95Kaki Mudra
95Ashwini Mudra
96Matangini Mudra
96Khechari Mudra
96Shakti Chalini Mudra
97Tadana Kriya
97Tadana Kriya (Pose)
98Vajroli Mudra
98SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
99SIDDHIS OR PSYCHIC POWERS
99Major Siddhis
100Minor siddhis
SECTION SEX
Pranayama or Breathing Exercises
102Sukha Purvak Pranayama
103PRANAYAMA
108Sukha purvak Pranayama (pose)
109Sukh purvak Pranayama
110Kapala Bhati
111Bhastrika Pranayama
112Sheetali Pranayama (Pose)
113Shitali Pranayama
113Shitakari Pranayama
114Sury Bheda Pranayama
114Ujjayi Pranayama
115Bharamari Pranayama
116Om Panayama
116Kundalini Pranayama-1
117Kundalini Pranayama-2
118Pranayama for Relaxation
119Nadi Shodhanan Pranayama
SECTION SEVEN
Dhyama Asana or Meditative Poses
122Meditation (Pose)
123Mantras Before Practice of Meditation
123Dhyana Yoga
126What is Meditation?
127Dhyanam Nirvishayam Manah
128General Guidance in Meditation
130Different Exercises
In the practice of Meditation
131The Marks of Success
133Padma Asana (Pose)
134jnana Mudra
135Brahmanjali
136Siddha Asana (Pose)
137Swastikasana (Pose)
138Sukha Asana (Pose)
139Gomukha Asana (Pose)
140Vira Asana (Pose)
SECTION EIGHT
Vividha Asana or Variations of Poses
142Vriksha Asana (Pose)
143Ulluka Asana (Pose)
144Chataka Asana (Pose)
145Purna Supta Vajra Asana (Pose)
146Pavan Mukta Asana (Pose)
146Chakra Asana (Pose)
147Lola Asana (Pose)
147Koka Asana (Pose)
148Pada Angushtha Asana (Pose)
149Prishtha Vyayam Asna (Pose)
150Kati Vyayam Asna (Pose)
152Pavan Mukta Asna (Pose)
153Kati Tadan Asna (Pose)
154Griva Chakra Asna (Pose)
155Ekapada Vira Asana
156Nata Raja Asna (Pose)
157Ekapada Akarshana Asna (Pose)
158Urdhwa Uttan Asna (Pose)
159Meru Banda Vakra Asna (Pose)
159Janu Asna (Pose)
160Utthita Janu Shira Asana (Pose)
161Chandra Namaska (Pose-1)
161Chandra Namaska (Pose-2)
162Chandra Namaska (Pose-3)
162Chandra Namaska (Pose-4)
163Chandra Namaska (Pose-5)
164Chandra Namaska (Pose-6)
165Chandra Namaska (Pose-7)
165Chandra Namaska (Pose-8)
166Chandra Namaska (Pose-9)
167Chandra Namaska (Pose-10)
167Chandra Namaska (Pose-11)
168Chandra Namaska (Pose-12)
169Urdhwa Utthan Asna (Pose)
170Garuda Asna (Pose)
172Pada Santulan Asna (Pose)
173Merudanda Vakra Asna (Pose)
173Astavakra Asna (Pose)
174Kati Chakra Asna (Pose)
175Baithak Asna (Pose)
176utthan Baithak Asna (Pose)
SECTION NINE
Kriya Yo Na or Purificatory Exercise
178Shat Karmas
or six Purificatory Exercises
180Tratak
180leti Kriya
181Dhauti
181 Bahnisar Bhauti (Pose)
182Basti
183Nauli Kriya
184Madhyama Nauli (Pose)
186Nauli Kriya (Pose)
SECTION TEN
Netra Vyayam or Eye Exercises
188Tratak
SECTION ELEVEN
Abhyas Krama or Order of Practice
196Table 1 (Beginners)
197Table 2 (Intermediates)
198Table 3 (Weak and Aged)
199Table 4 (Busy People)
200 Table 5 (Advanced)
SECTION TWELVE
Japa Yoga or Yoga of Repetition of Mystic Formulas
203MANTRA
203Theory of Mantra
204Root Letters
204Prayer for Universal Welfare
205Practice of Japa
206Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
207Invocatory Kirtans
SECTION THIRTEEN
Vyadhinivarak Yoga or Therapeutic Values of Yoga Exercises
211Principles of Physiology
215 Hatha Yoga and Modern Physiology
216General Effects of Asanas
217Local Effects of Asanas
220Yoga Exercises for Health
and prevention of Diseases
223Effects of Pranayamas
SECTION FOURTEEN
Kundalini Yoga or Yoga of Mystic Energy
227Chakras of Kundalini
228Sushumna Nadi
229CHAKRAS
237Practice of Kundalini Yoga
237Various Methods
SECTION FIFTEEN
Arogya Rahasya or Secrets of Health
245 Secrets of Health and Vitality
247Health and Happiness
through Hatha Yoga
251THE NEED FOR YOGA
251Yama
252Niyama
253Asana
253Pranayama
253Pratyahar
254Dharana
254Dharana (Meditation)
254Samadhi (Super-consciousness)
255QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
CONTINUATION OF SECTION EIGHT
Vividha Asana or Variations of Poses
257Khaga Asana (Pose)
257Utthita Padma Asana (Pose)
Ekahasta Prishtha
258Vakra Asana (Pose)
258Vakra Asana (Pose)
258Utthita Padma Asana (Pose)
259Vriksha Asana (Pose)
259Vriksha Asana (Pose)
260Dwihasta Utthita Asana (Pose)
260Baka Asana (Pose)
261Kurma Asana (Pose)
261Kalyana Asana (Pose)
261Pada Griva Asana (Pose)
262Baddha Padma Asana (Pose)
262Chakra Asana (Pose)
262Baka Asana (Pose)
263Baddha Padma Asana (Pose)
263Janu Prishtha Badha
Paschimottan Asana (Pose)
263Pada Griva
Paschimpttan Asana (Pose)
263Ardha Baddha Padma
Paschimottan Asana (Pose)
264Sarvanga Baddha Asana (Pose)
264Vrischika Asana (Pose)
265Vrischika Asana (Pose)
265Baddha Padma Asana (Pose)
265Kona Asana (Pose)
266Garuda Asana (Pose)
266Family Demonstration
267Urdha Eka Pad Asana (Pose)
268Glossary
270My Life (Poetry)
271Spiritual letter
372In Tune with Infinity (Poetry)
Illustrations & Diagrama
14Lord Vishnu
107Table of Pranas
218Local Effects of Asanas
219Respiration and Circulation
224Nerve Centers & Endocrine Glands
of the Chakras
226Chakras of Kundalini Yoga
230Muladhara Chakra
231Swadhisthan Chakra
232Manipur Chakra
233Anahata Chakra
234Vishudhi Chakra
235Ajna Chakra
236Sahastrar Chakra
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