Author: Jayadeva YogendraPublisher: The Yoga InstituteYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 115ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185053596
The Yoga Institute, Santacruz has been striving hard to educate the public and to emphasize that Yoga is more than Asanas. Yoga strives to help one experience certain feelings and states of mind. Asanas are useful in achieving these states, if performed with understanding and awareness.Starting with the awareness of one's own limitation, Yoga lessons in the book, slowly but steadily help the student to discover his inner strength and develop several positive attitudes contributing to personality development. Emphasis in this book is not so much on intellectual understanding as on experiencing various states of mind, such as concentration, relaxation and tranquility.This is the first of a series of books planned as per the NCERT syllabus for teaching Yoga in schools; Yoga institute was actively associated with the NCERT in preparing the syllabus. In addition to the publication of books and posters., the institute also conducts 15-day residential and non-residential camps for teachers to train them to teach Yoga in schools.
SECTION I : YOGA LESSONS I. JNANA 1. Body AwarenessP1: Kapalarandhra Dhouti 2. PreparednessP2: Sukhasana 3. RelaxationP16: Savasana II. GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE BODY 4. Sensitive PartsP15: Nishpandabhava 5. SteadinessP8: Ekapadasana 6. FlexibilityP11: Parvatasana III. USING THE BODY 7. How to SitP2: Sukhasana 8. How to StandP7: Sthitaprarthanasana 9. Asanas for Co-ordinationP9: Talasana I 10. Learning from EnvironmentP6: Virasana IV. FOR CONDITIONING 11. Erect Spine Helps in StudyingP3: Vajrasana 12. Preparing for ConcentrationP4: Ardhapadmasana 13. Comparing Asanas for PreparednessP2: Sukhasana; P3: VajrasanaP4: Ardhapadmasana; P5: Padmasana V. FOR ASANAS 14. Skill in Execution of AsanasP10: Talasana II 15. Characteristics if an AsanaP12: Utkatasana VI. OTHER BHAVAS 16. Asanas for HumilityP13: Yogamudra 17. Asanas for Will PowerP14: Bhujangasana VII. BREATHING FOR AWARENESS 18. Breathing and Mental StatesP2: Sukhasana 19. Breathing and MovementP12: Utkatasana 20. Breathing and ConcentrationP17: Pranayama I 21. Healthy BreathingP20: Pranayama IV 22. Muscles Involved in BreathingP18: Pranayama II; P19: Pranayama IIIP20: Pranayama IV 23. Alternate BreathingP21: Pranayama IX (Anuloma-Viloma) VIII. INDRIYAS 24. Jnanendriyas 25. Training and JnanendriyasP22: Yonimudra 26. Karmendriyas 27. Training the Karmendriyas IX. MANAS 28. Manas or Mind 29. Smriti 30. Mauna SECTION II : STORIES 1. Attitude Training 2. The Five Gurus 3. The Priceless Wealth 4. ST 5. The Talkative Tortoise 6. The Monkey and the Nuts 7. The Temple Bells 8. Nasruddin is Dead 9. The Donkey 10. The Art of Relaxation 11. Going on a Picnic 12. The Pot of Oil 13. The Ant and the Grasshopper 14. The Bright Idea 15. God's Plan SECTION III : GAMES 1. Time in the Clock 2. Split Shadows 3. Graphics 4. Hidden Asanas 5. Dots for Thoughts 6. Vital Points 7. Chocolates INDEX