Yoga in Daily Life

Yoga in Daily Life

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Item Code: NAD057
Author: Dr. K.S. Joshi
Publisher: Orient Paperbacks
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9788122200492
Pages: 207 (34 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.0 Inch X 4.6 Inch
Weight 170 gm
Back of the Book

A Significant contribution …Dr. Joshi by writing this book in English has done a great service to the Readers who may not be able to study the subject through the original Sanskrit literature. He has raised Yoga To the University level through this Book which would be of immense value To those who already know the yogic Asanas as well as those who want to Make a beginning. Hitavanda.

About the Book

This is a compact and yet a complete book on the ancient Indian wisdom of Yoga—the science of health and physical well-being, of mental concentration, the dhyana, and serenity. It is a happy blend of the Philosophy of yoga, which the author discusses briefly. and how the practice of yoga can be adopted in everyday life to provide the natural and easy way to Youthfulness to our lives.

The focus of the book is practical. All physical Elements of yoga are described and the methods and Techniques’ of performing the various asanas, yogic Kriya and madras explained with the help of Photographs. The language is simple and lucid.

Dr. K.S. Joshi is a protagonist of yogic science and culture in India. He is the Head of the Department of Yogic Sciences at Sagar University, India, and has done Substantial research on the effects of yoga on body and mind. A consultant as well as a yoga expert at Swami Lonavla, Dr. Joshi the author of yogic Pranayuama: breathing for Long Life and God Health, has published may research papers and is an Internationally acknowledged authority on yoga.

“A wonderful book… indispensable for those who wish to know the practical side as well as the correct theory of Yoga”.


Yoga—An Introduction 7
Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Hatha Yoga
2 Preparing for Yoga 24
The Digestive System, the Circulatory System, the Endocrine System, The Nervous System, the Nature of Yogic Exercises: Physical condition of the Individual/ Right Advice/Age and Sex’ place and Sur- Rounding’s/Time/Diet/ Interval/ Clothing/The Seat/the Order of Different Techniques/General Hints
3 Yoga for better health 57
Preliminary Exercises to Limber-up Muscles and Joints, Bhadrasana, Uttanaman- Dukansana, Gomukhasaqna, Ardhamatsyen- Drasana, Yogamudra, Matsyasana, Viparita- Karani, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Bhujang- Asana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Shavasna, Kapalabhati, Tadagimudra, Agnisara, Nauli
4 More Yoga Techniques 104
Trikonasana, Garudasana, Ushtransna, Chakarasana, Paschimottansana, Bakasna, Kukkurasana, Uttanakuramasana, Parvat- Asana, Dolasana, Utkatasna, Padanusth- Asana, Mayurasna, Shirshasana, Mat-Syendransana, Vrischilasana, Gurbhasana, Suptavajrasana, Trataka, Shahuti, Basti
5 Pranayama: Controlling the Breath 131
Pranayma, Neti, Puraka and Rechaka, Kumbhaka, the Bandhas, the Varieties of Pranayama.
6 Dhayana: Controlling the Mind157
Dhyana, Yama and Niyama, Abhyasa
7 The Practice of Meditation 172
Pratipakshabhavana, Maitri and other Bhavans, Pracchardana and Vidharana, Calling to Mind Examples of Dispassionate Yogis, Taking Help form Dream Experience, Concentrating the Mind on Any Object of Choice.
8 Some Pertinent Questions and Answers 190
Yogic Asanas: Meaning and Benefits