The Science of Yoga

Author: William J Broad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451641427
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Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

The Science of Yoga

Author: William J Broad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451641435
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Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

The Science of Yoga

Author: William J Broad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451641443
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A lead science writer for The New York Times—and lifelong yoga practitioner—examines centuries of history and research to scrutinize the claims made about yoga for health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, sex, weight loss, healing, and creativity. He reveals what is real and what is illusory, in the process exposing moves that can harm or even kill. A New York Times bestseller. The Science of Yoga draws on more than a century of painstaking research to present the first impartial evaluation of a practice thousands of years old. It celebrates what’s real and shows what’s illusory, describes what’s uplifting and beneficial and what’s flaky and dangerous—and why. Broad unveils a burgeoning global industry that attracts not only curious scientists but true believers and charismatic hustlers. He shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how the ancient practice can be improved.

The Science of Yoga

Author: I. K. Taimni
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 9788170592112
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The book aims to cover the fields of evolution, the unfoldment of consciousness, the practical approach to a spiritual way of life, the unravelling of the great mystery of existence, and the culminating experience of samadhi, the goal of the kingly science of Yoga. It seeks to present to the serious student the fundamental teachings of Yoga, its science, philosophy, and technique, in the light of modern thought. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is in Sanskrit with transliteration in Roman, translation and commentary in English.

THE SCIENCE OF YOGA MUDRAS

Author: K. Rangaraja Iyengar
Publisher: Sapna Book House (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 8128014943
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Yoga is flying across the shores of Bharatha all over the world like an eagle. The entire humanity needs yoga today. If going after Yoga to get rid of diseases is one dimension, using Yoga to make our body healthy so that we can enjoy material pleasures is the other dimension. This was not what those great Rshis who evolved Yoga had in mind. Yoga is another name for pure living. If man lives, being aware of the purpose for which he was created, what else can it be excepted in Yoga? Human body is a temple. In a larger sense, it is the dwelling place of gods. Whatever one finds in the world is present in the human body. We have 72,000 Nerves in the body, also we have 72,000 Nadies which are subtle channels and centres of energy. We get a detailed account of these in books on Hatayoga. In this background Mudras and Bandhas occupy a place of great significance. We have a considerably difficult challenge to convert this Annamaya body into one, the object of which is Dharma Sadhana. Kalidasa has announced, "Shareeramadyam khalu dharma sadhanam". Our sages have said, "Manaeva manushyanam karanam bandha mokshayoho" Our mind is the cause of both Bandha and Moksha. In that case how can we make use of the techniques available to us to the best of our advantage? "Mudras" help us to keep our body and mind pure and chaste. They are tools to lead us to life fulfilment. When we activate the nerve and nadi centres in the body, they make the flow of energy smooth. Our body is a fantastic machine designed by the Creator. He has set in it a super computer called the 'Brain'. All the activities in our body are controlled by the Mind. The pressure exerted on certain key points in the body and in hands, energises the centres in the brain. We have come to know this truth as a result of experiments conducted in different parts of the world. Acupressure specialists assert that if we activate certain points in the legs, hands and ears, we can ward off a number of disorders of the body. In our ancient Tantra Marga we hear about "Khechari Mudra". During five thousand years after sage Vedavyasa, our ancestors have devised a number of ways to help man keep himself fit. They are simple and workable. We get a sea of information about Mudra Science in a number of books on Yoga shastra and Tantra Shastra. In a few of our epics also, we get references to these Mudras.

Yoga

Author: Osho
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250130611
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In Yoga: The Science of the Soul, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century presents the history and philosophy of this timeless health practice. Much of what is known as yoga today emphasizes physical postures and exercises to increase flexibility and help relaxation. But in fact, yoga has its roots in centuries of rigorous investigation and research in the East to develop an understanding of human consciousness and its potential. In Yoga, Osho explains the meaning ofsome of the most important Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an early “scientist of the soul” who is credited with being the father of Raja Yoga, or the “royal path” of yoga that uses physical postures and breath primarily as a means to achieve higher states of consciousness. With a fresh translation of these ancient texts, and unique Osho insights into the modern mind and its psychology, Patanjali comes to life on the pages with an approach to using yoga for greaterself-understanding that is absolutely relevant to our times. An invaluable resource for beginning or experienced yoga practitioners, and for anyone who seeks to better understand the intricate and powerful relationshipthat exists between body and mind. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages invirtually every country of the world.

Yoga The Science Of Living

Author: Osho
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143028147
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A Guide To Achieving Inner Balance Through Yoga. Yoga, According To Osho, Is Not Only A System Of Belief But Is Also A Scientific Methodology That Heightens Awareness And Makes It Possible To Live In A Constant State Of Happiness, Harmony And Fulfillment. For Many, Yoga Is Merely A Way To Keep Fit. Osho, However, Believes That Yogic Postures Are But An Infinitely Small Part Of An Entire Recipe For Living . In A Language Both Fluid And Graceful, Osho Explains How Yoga Can Transform One S Life. The Reader Is Told How He Can First Transcend The Body, Then The Mind And, Finally, How He Can Fall Into Your Own Being . Drop All The Outer Goals And Move Inwards, Says Osho. Yoga, For Him, Is Not About Control Or Discipline But About Achieving A Sense Of Balance. Yoga: The Science Of Living, An Outcome Of Osho S Talks, Is Not Merely A Commentary On Patanjali S Ancient Treatise. It Is Enriched With Insights From Osho S Awakened Consciousness. Defying Traditional Norms Of Spirituality, Osho Punctuates The Voyage Of Self-Discovery With An Irreverent Sense Of Humour. Enriching The Book Are Questions From Various People, Keen To Discover Themselves. Osho S Refreshingly Candid Answers Make For Delightful Reading And Would Offer A Solution To Those Trapped In Similar Situations. Insightful And Profound, Yoga: The Science Of Living Is An Invaluable Guide For Those Looking For Inner Balance And Peace.

The Science of Meditation Yoga and Prayer

Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781681570211
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The Science of Meditation, Yoga, and Prayer" explores and explains the various, scientific health benefits of yoga and meditation, it merges eastern practices of well-being with western science. Scientific research demonstrates that yoga is a superior form of exercise for overall well-being and combatant of stress. Everyone experiences stress daily, and chronic stress increases oxidative stress in the human body, which is related to many illnesses including heart attacks and strokes. Yoga and meditation are some of the most effective ways to relieve such stress. Scientific research has shown that sometimes prayer can be effective in saving the life of a critically ill patient when all medical options are exhausted. Currently, some scientists attempt to explain healing power of prayer and distant healing which cannot be explained from known theories of medical science by using quantum entanglement theory. Throughout the book Dr. Dasgupta has cited original peer reviewed publications in medical journals to convince readers regarding many health benefits of yoga and meditation as well as potential power of prayer. "This provocative and thought provoking book is an excellent resource for the medical professional or lay person seeking a deeper understanding of spiritual practices from a scientific perspective. "Dr. Mariana Markell, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center.