Pranayama Rahasya (With Scientific Factual Evidence)

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Item Code: NAD597
Author: Swami Ramdev
Publisher: Divya Prakashan, Haridwar
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9788189235017
Pages: 124 (17 color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 180 gm
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Foreword

It is extremely essential to be completely healthy to attain the four goals of human endeavour, viz., and observance of religious duties. Earning money, begetting progeny with a pure and noble intention, and attaining liberation. There is hardly any hope of happiness, peace and bliss when the body is disease-ridden. No matter one possesses every thing—name, fame, wealth, opulence, affluence, near and dear ones, his body is no more than a corpse if there is no proper blood circulation in it, the limbs are not strong and supple, and the sinews have no strength and energy. Ayurveda has emerged to make mankind achieve healthy body and healthy mind, and it continues to render this great service. With a view to removing the internal impurities and disorders of the body and attaining complete bliss through samãdhi by purifying the inner conscience, sages, savants and accomplished yogis have invented yogic procedures. Prãnãyãma occupies the pride of place among yogic procedures. The sage Patafljali has propounded aãñga (eight- limbed) yoga for the benefit of mankind. It comprises abstinences (yama), observances (niyama) and yoic postures (ãsana) as external (bahiranga) yoga which helps purge and purify the body and the mind.

Concentration (dhäranã), meditation (dhyãna) and transcendental trance (samãdhi) fall under internal (antaranga) yoga which are the means to the attainment of self-elevation and bliss of liberated existence (kaIvalya). Prãnäyama serves as a bridge between external and internal yoga. If one has to make the body healthy and disease- free, or one has to purge the body and purify the soul, it is possible only by doing priinayama. It is only by restraining impulses (vttis) and by getting established in the self that a seeker (sãdhaka) can attain liberated existence.

In the holy presence of the Revered Yogari SwamiRamdevji Maharaj, the Founder Chairman of Divya Yog Mandir Trust, We hope that this latest edition of the book, backed by a lot of scientific evidence, will be of immense interest to our discerning readers.

Kankhal. and Patanjali Yogpeeth, Hardwar, lacs of learners every year receive practical training of the specific procedures of yoga, like prnayäma, meditation etc., and get rid of ailments of the body and disorders of the mind. I express my heart-felt gratitude to revered Acharya Shri Pradyumnaji Maharaj, Arsa Gurukul, Khanpur, Dr. Vijaypal Pracetãh, Jaipur, Acharya Satyajit, Ajmer, Dr. Jawahar Pal. Narnaul, Shri V. Raghavan, the esteemed Chairman of Sai Printing Press, Faridabad, to whom goes the credit of extending his full support and cooperation in seeing this book in its present beautiful form and get-up.

 

Contents

 

1 Foreword 1
2 Prana-sukta 3
3 The Meaning of Prana and its importance 8
4 Types of Prana 10
5 The five sheaths (Pancakosa) Located in the Body 13
6 Prana-Sadhana 15
7 The Prana Lore in Vedic Literatue 16
8 Yoga-A Philosophy of Life 29
9 The Two Principlesof Medicine 32
10 The Self-Tried Truth of Pranayama 35
11 Abdominal Breathing-An unscientific Theory 37
12 Components of Air 38
13 Mechanical Analysis of Yogic Procedures 41
14 Prana as the Nanotechnology of Medical Science 58
15 Importance and Benefits of Pranayama 63
16 Some Rules for Pranayama 82
17 The Three Useful Bandhas (Locks) in Pranayama 86
18 The complete eight Pranayamas 88
19 Other Pranayamas Useful for Treating the Diseases 100
20 Energy centres or Cakras Located in the Body 105
21 Kundalini-Sakti (Serpent Power) 111
22 Some Guidekines for Meditation 118
23 Symptoms and Beniefits of Kundalini Awakening 121

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