ISBN 9780230638051,Effective Yoga For Health And Happiness

Effective Yoga For Health And Happiness




Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780230638051

ISBN-10 0230638058


Number of Pages 216 Pages
Language (English)

Language self-study texts

This book gives practical guidelines on how to keep oneself young, healthy and happy by practicing some simple yogic techniques based on postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation and meditation. These time-honoured, all-pervasive yogic prescriptions are gems that work like magic to transform our lives and help us live a holistic life. Yoga enhances the overall quality of life. This is not only applicable to individuals but to the community as a whole. Today, in this quality-conscious and productivity-based commercial world, where organisations need most from their knowledge workers, the author?s mission of providing a stress-free life is a panacea. Relief from aches, pains and tensions, leads to better concentration, creativity, positive attitude, better team work, and reduced absenteeism, which is the need of the hour. Lifestyle and healthy diet are complementary to any yoga routine. This richly illustrated book gives many practical tips on how to discipline About the Author B K Trehan, a chemical engineer by profession holds a degree in management and systems from IIT-Delhi. Working for 37 years at senior management positions in the hydrocarbon industry in India and abroad, he has served organizations like Indian Oil Corporation, Engineers India Limited, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, GOI Refineria Isla in Caribbean, and Reliance Industries. During his long professional journey, he first developed a strong liking, and later a passion for Yoga. He has been teaching Yoga for the last twenty years to professionals, executives, commoners and families in India, USA and South America as a community service amid his busy professional career. After retirement in 2002, popularizing yoga -- through consulting, writing, conducting seminars and workshops, and by taking practical yoga classes -- became his mission. Indu Trehan, co-author of the book, holds an M Sc. from Delhi University. She worked as a research scientist in Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and World Health Organization (WHO) for several years before taking an early retirement to team with her husband for promoting yoga among masses. She has a diploma in yoga and naturopathy, and teaches yoga as a community service. Table of Contents Testimonies ? Foreword ? Preface ? Acknowledgements ? Why Yoga? ? Know Your Body ? What is Yoga? ? Asana: More than an Exercise ? Pranayama: Miracle of Breath ? Meditation: Minding the Mind ? Other Yogic Practices ? Yogic Care of Eyes ? Yoga: Best Stress-Buster ? Daily Yoga Routine ? Yogic Lifestyle ? Yogic Perspective of Diet ? Yoga for Emotional Health ? Yoga Therapy ? Key to Health and Happiness ? Calculating Your Daily Calorie Need ? Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) ? Calorie Reckoner ? Important Functions and Sources of Vitamins and Minerals ? Bibliography Index to Asana Practice 1. Ashvasana (Horse Posture) ; 2. Tadasana (Palm Tree Posture); 3. Aradhchandrasan (Half-moon Posture); 4. Trikonasana (Triangular posture); 5. Suryanamaskara (Sun Salutation Posture); 6. Sukhasana (Easy Posture); 7. Siddhasana (Perfect/Accomplished Posture); 8. Padmasana/Kamalasana (Lotus Posture); 9. Vajrasana (Thunderbolt/Kneeling Posture); 10. Pawanmuktasana (Wind Release Posture); 11. Yogamudrasana (Yogic Gesture Posture); 12. Gorakshasana (Gorakhnath?s Posture); 13. Gomukhasana (Cow?s-Face Posture); 14. Janushirasana (Head-to-Knee Posture); 15. Paschimottanasana (Back-Stretching Posture); 16. Konasana (Angle Posture); 17. Ardhmatsyendrasana (Spinal-Twist Posture); 18. Ushtrasana (Camel Posture); 19. Shashankasana (Rabbit Posture); 20. Mayurasana (Peacock Posture); 21. Shimhagarjanasana (Roaring Lion Posture); 22. Marjariasana (Cat-Stretch Posture); 23. Shithalasana (Still Posture); 24. Bhujangasana (Cobra Posture); 25. Shalabhasana (Locust Posture); 26. Bhekasana (Frog Posture); 27. Dhanurasana (Bow Posture); 28. Shavasana (Corpse Posture); 29. Makrasana (Crocodile Posture); 30. Hastopadottanasana (Hand-to-Toe Posture); 31. Suptapawanmuktasana (Leg Lock Posture); 32. Chakrasana (Wheel Posture); 33. Halasana (Plough Posture); 34. Sarvangasana (Shoulder-stand Posture); 35. Matsyasana (Fish Posture). Index to Pranayama Practice 1. Deep Abdominal Breathing; 2. Three Stage Yogic Breathing; 3. Kapalbhati Pranayama (Shining Skull Breath); 4. Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath); 5. Ujjai Pranayama (Rising Breath); 6. Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Breath); 7. Agnisara Pranayama (Fire Breath); 8. Palavani Pranayama (Cleansing Breath); 9. Sheetli Pranayama (Cooling Breath); 10. Sheetkari Pranayama (Hissing Breath); 11. Anuloma-Viloma Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing); 12. Nadishodhana Pranayama (Psychic Network Purification); 13. Suryabhedi Pranayama (Vital Breath); 14. Chandrabhedi Pranayama (Psychic Breath)