This book is
the only one of its kind that focuses on Yoga as a basis for self
development. It has over 324 color photographs with step by step instructions and
tips to ensure gradual improvement with practice, benefits and cautions. It is
a comprehensive reference book and a practical guide for beginners as well as
experienced Yoga practitioners and instructors.
The chapters on Asanas
are categorized into standing,
reclining, sitting and inverted, followed by three important relaxation Asanas.
The chapter on Pranayama deals with the five most beneficial Pranayamas.
The chapter on Yogic
healing describes a variety of Yogic methods of self-healing, without the
use of medication. This chapter addresses eleven common health issues such
as acidity and ulcers, asthma and bronchitis, back pain, diabetes, high blood
pressure, knee pain, migraine and tension headaches, neck pain, cervical
spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and tennis elbow.
The chapter on food
provides the dietary guidelines for healthy eating, describes the tenets of
a Yogic diet and the importance of eating the right food, to maintain the
proper mind-body balance.