ISBN 9788129113979,Back To Health Through Yoga

Back To Health Through Yoga


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788129113979

ISBN-10 812911397X


Number of Pages 329 Pages
Language (English)

Popular medicine & health

Back to Health Through Yoga sees yoga as an integral part of mind-body medicine. Mind-body medicine aims at correcting lifestyle faults that are responsible for disease and creating the best possible conditions for a reversal of the process which led to illness. It is known that the body has powerful self-healing mechanisms, including a well-organized, in-built pharmacy. However, self-healing is favoured by the right conditions which are best created by yoga. Postures, diet and sleep (called physical culture in yoga terms), meditation (which helps stress) and the yogic attitude (for sustained relief from stress) are all a part of yoga and have an important place in mind-body medicine. About the Author Dr. Ramesh Bijlani is a medical doctor, writer, teacher, scientist, and above all a person committed to using his unique blend of talents for human welfare. Educated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, where he did his MBBS and MD, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, USA, where he did a master's course (SM) in nutrition, Dr Bijlani spent nearly thirty years on the faculty of AIIMS, teaching and conducting research of nutrition in relation to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In 1992, he started going into the depths of yoga, especially the integral yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. His personal and professional life converged in the year 2000 when he initiated at AIIMS, a patient care facility for providing lifestyle modification courses based on yoga in tune with the latest developments in mind-body medicine. In the year 2005, he took voluntary retirement from AIIMS to find more time for the dissemination of yoga. Prof Bijlani was elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) in 2005 and conferred an honorary doctorate in yoga by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore in 2006. Besides his research publications, he has written extensively for children, medical students and lay readers--he has twelve published books to his credit.