YOGA FOR HEALTH AND HEALING
Author: Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani
Publisher: Divyananda Creations, 2008
About This Book: In the modern world Yoga is almost universally pursued as a discipline for fitness and health and has proven to be highly effective as such. The majority of people pursuing Yoga today do so with a sincere expectation of some health related benefits to improve their life and function. Yoga is not merely a physical or psychological therapy though it surely contains a therapeutic element. It is a tradition of psycho-spiritual growth leading to inner peace and freedom. Yoga’s comprehensive methodology includes many techniques that serve the popular goals of enhancing or restoring fitness and health. It is a unique psycho-spiritual discipline that also contains a therapeutic component which offers an unusual comprehensive and practical perspective for modern medical care. This book takes a look at a few representative Yoga practices that can benefit those suffering from various health related conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders like hypertension, respiratory disorders like asthma, metabolic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders like low back and neck pain and digestive disorders. It also provides a few Yoga practices for the general health of women and in particular the important period of every woman’s life, that of pregnancy.