Author: Jayadeva Yogendra
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Jayadeva Yogendra
Publisher: The Yoga Institute
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185053197
The President of India inaugurated the work on the Yoga Cyclopaedia in ten volumes at The Yoga Institute Santacruz in connection with its 70th year Foundation Day.
The need for such a comprehensive work on Yoga becomes imperative with the growing popularity of the subject in the East and the West.
Besides academic information, knowledge on traditional skills, modern studies in allied areas, authentic interpretetion by living Yoga teachers etc. -All this material needs to be scrutinised, selected and integrated into one volume for this purpose.
The touchstone to test the available material in Yoga remains the classical work-Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. Reference to the Yoga Sutra and Vyasa Bhasya are therefore provided wherever available; many lesser works are consulted but as a rule detailed references are not provided. Shri Yogendraji's work on Asanas viz. Yoga Asanas Simplified, has been extensively used. Smt. Sita Devi's Yoga Physical Education has been also utilised.
What the Yoga Institute Stands For ?
Yoga is becoming popular. But which is the kind of yoga that is gaining ascendency? Is it the circus like asanas and complicated kriyas and magical incantations and Mantras?
Is it the Yoga of pretentious contemplation when the mind is not steady and is running after material desires? This indeed is not Yoga.
A Yoga that can generate body awareness and steadiness and control of the physical body, a Yoga that can lead to control of our mind and like us further into the understanding of the deeper layers of the subconscious, are closer to the concept of classical Yoga as available in statements like Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodhah Yoga is a complete control of the working of the mind.
We should not forsake the spiritual base of Yoga that results in deeper understanding of life and an equibalanced state of mind.
ALL ABOUT ASANAS-General
Body Awareness-does Hathyoga begin with it
Different ways to Train the Body
Different ways to reach up to the Mind & Spirit
How systematic is Yoga
Good that Physical exercise does
Good accruing from non Yoga System of Physical Education
History of Asanas
Imitation of Birds and Animals
Chronology of Asanas
How is the word 'Asana' derived
Modern scientific understanding, Physiological Researches on Asana
Modern studies on Asanas
New hypothesis on Asanas
Shri Yogendrajis' views on benefits of Asana
Spinal cord and its importance
Systems of the body and Yogic Asanas
Which Asana should you do
Which Dynamic Asanas are recomended
What is the Breathing like when doing Asanas
What is the right age to practice Asana
Where should one practice Yoga
What is Emotional shut-off during practice of Asana
Where should one's attention be in Asana
What is the right time for Asanas
When to Relax
What about Diet
What suggestions during practice of Asana
SELECTION OF SIMPLE ASANAS-Practical
Asanas for Vertebral Column
ASANAS FOR UPWARD STRETCH
FORWARD BENDING ASANAS
BACKWARD BENDING ASANAS
SIDEWARD BENDING ASANAS
ASANAS FOR TORSION OF THE SPINE
ASANAS FOR INVERSION
ASANAS FOR EXTREMITIES
Asanas for Abdominal Compression
Asanas for Relaxation
YOGA TOPICS UNDER ALPHABET A