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Philosophy of Yoga

Philosophy of Yoga
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Item Code: NAF245
Author: Lalit Kilam
Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9788171103645
Pages: 136 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 6.0 inch
weight of the books: 380 gms
About the Book

Today people in the East and west have lost faith in the mainstream religions and yet continue to understand that their life is not meaningless. Naturally they turn to the Philosophy of Yoga to unravel the power of their internal realm. The philosophy of Yoga deals with the mysteries of Creation, Universe and the life on the planet earth. It encourages a seeker to explore as to where we came from purpose of our existence and the problems of survival since the beginning of time.

Regular practice of Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation can help a seeker control their mind a concentrate on their chosen ideals, which brings about perfect equilibrium between the body mind and spirit. This enables them to advance into a higher from of consciousness.

In this book the evolution of the philosophy of Yoga has been examined with great concern and its involvements in a fulfilling happy and healthy life. Chapter on Cakras and Ayurveda are also given at the end their relationship with Yoga is also being discussed.

 

About the Author

Lalit Kilam was raised an orthodox Brahmin and was educated in an Ayurvedic school within the mountainous region of the Himalayas. He has received a Master degree in engineering at one of the prestigious universities in Europe. There he realized the scientific nature regarding the philosophy of yoga in day to day life; an approach towards the betterment of human life; and how it contributes to the ancient eastern and western philosophies comprehensible to scholars common people and devotee alike.

At present he is serving computers and interconnecting the masses by providing internet services via high speed and wireless broadband to customers in Saskatchewan Canada.

He is founder of the Vedic Yoga Center; and studies of the ancient eastern and western philosophy.

His previous literary works include Existence and yoga, existence and Beyond and Yoga Practices. “Be established in Yoga and do all your duties for well being and happiness”

 

Foreword

Yoga means “Union” i.e. the union of the individual’s soul with the universal. Yoga is an ancient philosophy of life as well as a system of exercises that encourages the union of mind body and spirit. In the words of sage Patanjali author of the Yoga sutras “Yoga is the ability to focus the mind on a single point without distraction. “Yoga is a physical discipline; it uses the body ad breathing to develop self awareness and mental clarity.

Yoga is a perfect way to attain elevation of mind and move towards truth and welfare. The art of Yoga developed by ancient Indian sages is a divine science that imparts a number of benefits on the performer. Yoga is the best technique for making a person calm and relaxed. It helps to lower the level of stress hormone in the body. Other benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and improving the immune system of the body.

Yoga is the best way to understand our own self better on all levels. A Yogic scholar can bring out the best in his personality by creating unison in thought speech and action in a most comprehensive way. The practice of Yoga bestows the bounties of life on earth fulfilling one wishes and attuning to the spiritual dynamic energy by upfoldment of one latent potential within.

Maharsi Patanjali says in his Yoga sutras (Second Book, verse 2)

Yoga is for the purpose of establishing meditation and for the purpose of extenuating such as ignorance egotism, desire, aversion, and tenacity.

Philosophy of Yoga the present book by Lalit kilam is indeed a welcome publication. The author has done a commendable work in bringing out this book on Yoga in front of readers and learners. Only an earnest follower of Yoga can dwell into the deep ocean of Yogic science. He is himself a performer as well as a teacher of Yoga from last several years. His own postures inside the book of various asanas of Yoga indicate his mastery on various techniques of Yoga. This book is an outcome of his devotion to Yoga and its philosophy. He has also outcome of his devotion to Yoga and its philosophy. He has also written very useful chapters on Cakras and the ancient medical science i.e. Ayurveda the relation of Yoga and Ayurveda and the importance of Ayurvedic diet for good health and good thoughts.

I hope this book will be very useful for both the beginners as well as the practitioners of yoga. I congratulate the author for writing such an authentic book on Yoga and the related topics. I wish him for all his future endeavours.

 

Introduction

Today people in the East and West have lost faith in the mainstream religions, and yet continue to understand that their life is not meaningless. Naturally they turn to the Philosophy of Yoga of unravel the power of their internal realm. The philosophy of Yoga deals with the mysteries of creation, Universe and the life on the planet earth. It encourages a seeker to explore as to where we came from purpose of our existence and the problems of survival since the beginning of time.

In this volume emphasis has been given to the concept of consciousness its origin and its role in today’s materialistic world.

The discoveries made in the field of astrology and the influence of different planets on our lifestyle and our destiny are especially helpful. It enables us to understand certain facts of our Yogic life as there is a relationship between the laws of higher life and the life as it exists on this physical plane.

The evolution of the philosophy of yoga has been examined with great concern and its involvement in a fulfilling happy and healthy life.

Yoga offers mankind the methods to develop the Universal existence and it enlightens society to a path of universal existence and it enlightens society to a path of morality compassion and virtuous living. Individuals from every cultural race, sex, and economic status can be benefited from it; they can transform in order to realize the truth.

Yoga practices have their roots in the ancient Vedic times when the mystics of truth with their keen observations discovered the finer forces of nature. They also uncovered the finer forces that govern our physical mental and spiritual being.

Regular practice of Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama and meditation can help a seeker control their mind and concentrate on their chosen ideals which brings about perfect equilibrium between the body mind and spirit. This enables them to advance into a higher form of consciousness.

The ancient science of Ayurveda is one of the most powerful approaches for healing of the body. According to this science our body should be appropriately nourished with proper food so that we can keep our Dosas in balance.

To delve into the philosophy of Yoga Astrology and Ayurveda a seeker with an under attitude may resolve the complex nature of our existence on this planet.

In this volume the mistake of mine are an indicator of my ignorance as I am a student of yoga myself; and so should be excused. Lessons that may be received by the reader are because of the blessings of God at the Tirumala hill.

 

Contents

 

Introduction  
Chapter 1 17
The theory of evolution 17
Where the earth came from 21
Importance of sun for the earth 22
Origin of life on Earth 23
Origin of man from plants and Animals 26
The Missing Link 28
Chapter 2 30
Astronomy and chemistry as soul of our life 30
Rasis or signs names and functions 32
The twelve signs of the Zodiac 32
Chapter 3 37
Evolution of Yoga 37
Yoga Asanas with Animal Name 37
Pre-classical Yoga period 38
Classical Period 38
Post-Classical Period 39
The gift of Yoga to the world 40
Yogic Physiology of Body 42
Three types of bodies 42
Five Sheaths of the body 43
Physical sheaths - Annamaya kosa (Physical body) 43
Vital Sheath - Pranamaya Kosa (astral body) 44
The mind Sheath - Manomaya Kosa (Astral body - lower mind) 44
The Intellect Sheath - Vijanamaya Kosa (Astral body higher mind) 44
The Bliss Sehath- Anandamaya Kosa (Casual body) 45
Type of Yoga according to the needs of the body 45
Chapter 4 46
Yoga in Practice 46
Steps of "Astanga Yoga" 46
Useful rules for Yoga Practices 50
Chapter 5 52
Yoga Asanas in day to day life 53
Sun Salutations 53
Position (1 &12) 54
Position (2 & 11) 55
Position (3 & 10) 56
Position (4 & 9) 57
Position (5 & 8) 58
Position 6 59
Position 7 59
Benefits of Surya Namaskara 60
Padmasana 61
Siddhasana 61
Benefits of Siddhasana 62
Pascimottanasna 62
Benefits of Pascimottanasana 63
Bhujangasana 63
Benefits of Bhujangasana 64
Sarvangasana 64
Benefits of Sarvangasana 65
Halasana 65
Benefits of Halasana 66
Ardha Matsyendrasana 66
Position 1 67
Ardha Matsyendrasana 67
Position 2 68
Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana 68
Savasana 68
Benefits of Savasana 69
Pavana Muktasana 69
Benefits of Pavana Muktasana 70
Ustrasana 70
Benefits of Utrasana 71
Utkatasana 71
Benefits of Utkatasana 72
Trikonasana 72
Benefits of Trikonasana 73
Padangustha Spar sasana 73
Benefits of Padangustha Sparsasana 74
Sasakasana 74
Benefits of Sasakasana 75
Parivrtta Trikonasana 75
Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana 76
Utthita Trikonasana 76
Benefits of Utthita Trikonasana 77
Navasana 78
Benefits of Navasana 78
Matsyasana 78
Benefits of Matsyasana 79
Candrasana 79
Benefits of Candrasana 80
Chapter 6 80
The Sacred Cakras 83
Prana or Energy Centers 83
Kundalini and its awakening 84
Chapter 7 84
The art of Yogic Breathing 86
Importance of breathing 86
The Five Pranas 88
Five forms of Prana 88
Oxygen is vital for our bodies 89
Oxygen purifies the blood stream 90
Puraka (Inhalation) 90
Abhyantara Kumbhaka 91
Recaka (Exhalation) 91
Bhaya Kumbhaka (Pause after Exhaling) 92
Important preparations 92
Kapalabhati (The Cleansing Breath) 93
Technique 1 93
Kapalabhati 94
Technique 2 94
Antara Kumbhaka 94
Benefits 94
Bhastrika Pranayama 95
Technique 1 95
Preliminary method 95
Technique 2 96
Basic methods 96
Technique 3 96
Antara Kumbhaka (internal retention) 96
Benefits 97
Chapter 8 98
Yoga and Ayurveda 98
Basic Principles of Ayurveda 99
Five universal elements Pancamahabhutas 99
Dosas 100
Body constitution 101
Constitution of our body 101
Analysis of the Dosa and their characteristics 103
Five types of Vata in the body 103
Characteristics of Vata 104
Anatomy of Pitta 104
Five types of Pitta in the body 104
Characteristics of Pitta 105
Anatomy of Kapha 105
Five types of Kapha in the body 106
Characteristics of Kapha 106
Seven steps of Physiology or Sapta Dhatus 107
Mala or the Metabolic end Products 108
The driving force-Agni 109
Some of the treatments of Disease Samprapti 109
Asanas for different types of body constitutions 111
The asanas useful in balancing the Vata-Dosa 111
The asanas useful in balancing the Pitta-Dosa 112
Following are some of the asanas useful for kapha-Dosa 113
Ayurvedic and Yogic Diet for well Being 114
Forbidden foods 115
Foods which may be eaten 116
Glossary 117
Index 123

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