WHY YOGA: A Yogic thesis to a life well-lived

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Item Code: IDF897
Author: Shri Yogendra
Publisher: The Yoga Institute
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8185085030
Pages: 182 (B & W Illus: 6)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.0" X 4.6"
Weight 170 gm
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From the Back of the Book:

Beginning with Bane of Permissive Society where exceptions become the rule and the rules remain as mere exceptions, Shri Yogendra speaks of the modern sick society and ignorance about oneself and one's motives. The sense of duty is lacking he feels because of a partial understanding of man. We depend for our knowledge on limited perceptions.

Unfortunately the practitioner of yoga is like the modern materialist given to show to competition and to acquisition of material wealth.

As against this Shri Yogendra puts forward the Yogic thesis of self discipline, concentration and selflessness.

About the Author:

Shri Yogendra was a master of practical Yoga. He had studied practical Yoga techniques from the great master Paramahamsa Madhavdasji who lived from 1798 to 1921. Shri Yogendraji, as a free thinker and an intellectual par excellence was influenced by the well known Prof. Surendranath Das Gupta – the author of "History of Indian Philosophy" in several volumes.

But more than all this Shri Yogendra was a very perceptive individual. He was trying to find the rightful place of Yoga in modern times.

The titles of his books like "Life Problems", "Why Yoga" are very suggestive. He wanted others to join him in his search for the utility of many yogic perceptions and practices.

These insights and enquiries of Shri Yogendraji on Yoga are available in books like "Why Yoga".




Idealism and Realism 7
The Bane of Permissive Society 12
The Sick Society 17
Know Thyself through thy Motives 27
Trifling with motives 32
Sense of Duty 37
Moral Activism 41
Aggressive Living 44
Yoga: The Science of Man 48
Knowledge of Reality 54
Scientist, Academician And Yogian 57
Evaluating The Yogian 63
Competitive Yoga 67
The Aberrant Gurus 70
Compromising Yoga 73
Danger Ahead 76
Confusion About Yoga Education 87
Syndicated Spirituality 90
Promotion of Yoga 93
Search and Research in Yoga 109
Recognition of Yoga in Perspective 113
Yoga Undistorted 117
Yoga: Reality Of The Situation 120
The Symbolic Language of Yoga 124
Interdependence of the Sexes in Yoga 128
Relationships of the Sexes 132
Problem of cultural synthesis 135
Non Religious Spirituality 138
Socio-Cultural Implications Of Yoga 148
The Reason Why 170
Index 176

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