Insights Through Yoga

Insights Through Yoga

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Item Code: IDF975
Author: Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra &Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8185053537
Pages: 106 (Illustrations throughout in B/W)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.5" X 7.2"
Weight 240 gm
About the Author

Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra is the Dean of the Yoga Institute and the Wife of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra. She was born on 8th October 1947. She was educated in Bombay where she attended St. Xavier's High School then Nanavati Girls High School a Gujarati School. Where education was based on Gandhian principles. She did her B. Sc. In Chemistry from the Mithibai College and her L.L.B. from the Government Law College. Marriage was a turning point in Hansaji's life. With her innate charm and capacity she brought about dramatic changes in the institute. The ladies wing was expanded and she enthused a dynamism and radiance to all the activities. She brings a special energy wherever she goes and is a popular orator throughout the country. She has authored several Yoga books in English and Gujarati. The television serial Yoga for Better Living has been aired three times on the National network and is very well appreciated. She together with her illustrious husband has traveled widely and shares her knowledge with all self-lessly and with grace At present she is the President of International Board of Yoga.

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra was the first born child of Shri Yogendra and Smt Sita Devi Yogendra. He was born in Bombay on 27th April 1929. He commenced his education at a Hindi primary school in Bombay, followed by an English Parsi School and garde college in Gujarat. Then he went to Wilson College in Bombay from where he completed his M.A. in Sanskrit and Prakrut. He stood first in the University and received the Bhagwandas Purshotamdas Prize for Sanskrit. He was also awarded the Hargobin das scholarship for Ph.D which was conferred upon him in 1955 and since then he is referred to as Dr. Jayadeva. After completing his Ph. D. Dr. Jayadeva worked as a lecture teaching Sanskrit to B. A. students for about on year at the Khalsa College Bombay. After that he has worked ceaselessly at the yoga Institute that was founded by his father. In 1958 he was appointed Principal of The Yoga Institute when the Government of Maharashtra gave special recognition to the Institute as a special teachers training Institute of Yoga and Yoga research. He was master minded many educational and the National centers of Educational Research and Training took his assistance in devising the national Yoga syllabus for schools. He was also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Yoga which funded a research project highlighting the advantage of Yoga techniques in the treatment of disease.

He was a polific writer and has authored several books and edited the mammoth Yoga Encyclopaedia series. He edited Yoga Today Yoga in Modern life, yoga Therapy in Asthma Diabetes and Heart Disease etc. He is at present the Editor of the journal Yoga and Total Health, which were founded in 1933. He is the present Director of the Yoga Institute and past President of the International Board of Yoga. He has endeared himself to thousands of his students by his self-effacing ways and ready guidance. Most of all he inspires all by his purity of life in which he practices what he preaches.


Deeper experience presupposes working on the Klesas 1
The foundation of a true study of Yoga-a Receptive Mind 7
Aim of Techniques: experience of Tranquility 13
Acquiring An Insight Into the Reality Behind the visible Things 20
Developing a conscious mind and becoming responsible for yourself 29
Four spiritual attitudes: The Bhavas 35
The Practice of Letting Go: Vairagya 42
Food from a spiritual Point of View 50
The yoga a way of life: yogacara 57
Recreation: Vihara 63
Broadening your way of thinking 71
Social attitudes-I: Maitri and karuna 78
Social attitudes-II: Mudita and Upeksa 86
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali 93
Karma yoga and the Eight-Fold Path 100

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