Author: Swami RamdevPublisher: Divya Prakashan/DiamondYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 124ISBN/UPC (if available): 818923501X
Yoga is a Philosophy of life. Yoga is a self – discipline. Yoga is a life-style. Yoga is a concept of life, free of diseases and rich with transcendental trance. Yoga is an excellent spiritual lore of self – therapy and self – realization. Through this spiritual science of Yoga, a pygmy can become a colossus or one can transform or develop oneself comprehensively. Yoga is not merely an alternative system of medicine; its authenticity is based on the results of experiments which show that the diseases have been eradicated. It is therefore a complete system of medicine, not only for diseases of the body but also for those of the mind.Yoga is not a symptomatic medical treatment like allopathy, rather it makes us feel healthy from inside by eradicating he root cause of diseases. To view Yoga merely as a form of exercise or merely as a ritualistic system of a particular community is a narrow and foolish attitude. We should view Yoga as a complete science, throwing aside selfishness, prejudice, ignorance and egoism.The scriptures say that the eight cakras (energy centres) are awakened by Yoga, and by the constant practice of Pranayama the Sins and evil impressions accumulated over several births get destroyed.
1. Foreword2. Prana-Sukta3. The Meaning of Prana and its Importance4. Types of Prana5. The Five Sheaths (Pancakosa) Located in the Body6. Prana-Sadhana7. The Prana Lore in Vedic Literature8. Yoga – A Philosophy of Life9. The Two Principles of Medicine10. The Self-Tried Truth of Pranayama11. Abdominal Breathing – An Unscientific Theory12. Components of Air13. Mechanical Analysis of Yogic Procedures14. Prana as The Nanotechnology of Medical Science15. Importance and Benefits of Pranayama16. Some Rules – for Pranayama17. The Three Useful Bandhas (Locks) in Pranayama18. The Complete Eight Pranayamas19. Other Pranayamas Useful for Treating The Diseases20. Energy Centres or Cakras Located in the Body21. Kundalini-Sakti (Serpent Power)22. Some Guidelines for Meditation23. Symptoms and Benefits of Kundalini AwakeningIntroduction to the Coloured Pictures Given in the Beginning of the Book:1. Uddiyana–Bandha2. Anuloma-viloma Pranayama3. Anuloma-viloma Pranayama4. Bhramari Pranayama5. Muladhara Cakra6. Svadhisthana Cakra7. Manipura Cakra8. Hrdaya Cakra9. Anahata Cakra10. Visuddhi Cakra11. Sausumma-jyoti12. Cakra Darsana13. Divya-drsti14. Pingala-Gandamala & Organs of Susumna15. Gayatri Dhyana16. Divine Vision-Meditation Vision & Realisation of ‘OM Brahma’