Yoga today is one of the most popular forms of exercise or meditation and the ideal antidote for the pressures of modern life. It integrates the physical and spiritual aspect of life.
Yoga for all is for the old and young alike - for those who want to be healthy, those who wish to maintain their good health, and those suffering from particular ailments. The asanas (postures) described in the book work on different body parts, toning the muscles, improving blood circulation, reducing obesity, and increasing flexibility and endurance. Move from this to pramayama, kriyas and bandhas - techniques to control breathing, eliminate toxins, and restore hormonal balance.
The book offers a readymade fitness programme in the form of a SEVEN-DAY Schedule. There are curative exercises for asthma, arthritis, cervical spondylitis, diabetes, hypertension and other debilities.
Change your life - beat stress, increase your concentration, enjoy great health and learn to relax with yoga's holistic approach to life, so invitingly approachable in this book.
About the Author
Bharat Thakur is a Himalayan master with an extraordinary background. He was chosen by his master, Sukhdev Brahmachari, at the age of four and taken to the Himalaya where he lived for fourteen years. He studied yoga and related subjects such as Ayurveda, tantra, and mantra. He also studied Sufism, Jainism, and Buddhism, and then returned from the Himalaya to step into normal education. He finished his graduation and subsequently his post-graduation in Exercise Physiology and Yoga from the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior.
Bharat Thakur lives in Delhi and travels throughout the world teaching people ancient yogic meditation techniques that have improved and changed their lives in powerful, subtle and unexpected ways.
Introduction to Yoga
1 How Yoga Works
2 Asanas (Postures) - The First Step
3 Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
4 Practising Asanas
Legs · Hips · Sides · Upper Body · Back · Abdomen ·
Inverted Postures · Meditative Postures
5 Pranayama (Breath Regulation and Control)
6 Kriyas (Purification Techniques)
7 Bandhas (Restoring Hormonal Balance)
8 Meditation for Union of Body and Mind
9 Seven-day Schedule for General Fitness
10 Curing Ailments through Yoga
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