Synopses & Reviews
Develop your mental and physical potential, nourish yourself with simple, natural food, and begin to control the stress and tension of everyday living by following the five main principles in Yoga Mind & Body. Practice the 12 basic Yogic postures and the advanced asanas, which are illustrated in easy-to-follow photographic sequences. Learn how to perform them properly, and how to increase your personal level of skill gradually in the time you have available. Discover the benefits of proper breathing through simple step-by-step exercises, and feel how this infuses you with renewed energy. Learn to relax physically and mentally, letting go of stressful situations by adopting a positive attitude and Yogic philosophy. Purify and strengthen your body and mind with nutritional balanced meals, following dietary advice and imaginative vegetarian recipes. Unlock the hidden powers of the mind through meditation, explore the benefits of positive thinking, and discover within yourself a broader sense of purpose. Yoga Mind & Body is a positive guide to improved health, happiness, and spiritual well-being.
About the Author
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, a registered charity, is a worldwide network of teaching facilities with international headquarters in Val Morin, Quebec. The purpose of the organization is to promote the teachings of the ancient science of Yoga. The philosophy of the Center is based on the work of its founder, Swami Vishnu-devananda, who arrived in North America from India in 1957. He devoted much of his life to the cause of peace, both as inner tranquility and on a global level. He had a vision of how the age-old techniques of Yoga could be used to solve many of the pressing problems of modern life, such as poor health, stress, personal alienation, and even war. He synthesized the ancient wisdom of Yoga into five principles, upon which Yoga Mind & Body is based. The author of The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga; Meditation and Mantras; Hatha Yoga Pradipika, A Commentary; and Karma and Disease, Swami Vishnu-devananda left his body in November 1993.