This is the most comprehensive text ever published on yoga. It contains a complete course of 36 structured lessons on all the practices of integral yoga. The lessons were compiled from the teachings given by Swami Satyananda and are useful as a practical and theoretical guide to all levels of yoga teachers and aspirants.
The book presents a synthesis of yoga in a scientific and systematic manner. The different branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are progressively introduced with special emphasis on practice, theory and application in day to day life.
Suitable for all, but may be daunting for beginners. Includes line drawings, diagrams and colour plates.
About the Author:
Swami Satyananda was born at Almora in 1923. In 1943, he met Swami Sivananda in Rishikesh and adopted the Dashnami sannyasa way of life. In 1955, he left his guru's ashram to live as a wandering mendicant and later founded the International Yoga Fellowship in 1956 and the Bihar School of Yoga in 1964. Over the next 20 years Swami Satyananda toured various countries and authored over 80 books. In 1987, he founded Sivananda Math, a charitable institution for aiding rural development, and the Yoga Research Foundation. In 1988, he renounced his mission, adopting kshetra sannyasa, and now lives as a parmahansa sannyasin.