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Health Through Yoga: Ancient Indian Practices for Strength and Serenity
     

Health Through Yoga: Ancient Indian Practices for Strength and Serenity

by Mira Mehta
 
Everyone knows that Yoga is beneficial to health, but few people know why. Here, for the first time, the practical benefits of Yoga are examined through Ayurveda, Indian medical science. In Ayurveda the body is seen to function as a combination of three energies known as doshas. Everybody's constitution or body type is determined by the predominance of the doshas

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Everyone knows that Yoga is beneficial to health, but few people know why. Here, for the first time, the practical benefits of Yoga are examined through Ayurveda, Indian medical science. In Ayurveda the body is seen to function as a combination of three energies known as doshas. Everybody's constitution or body type is determined by the predominance of the doshas within their body, so everyone is prone to certain weaknesses and illnesses, caused by imbalances. Yoga postures or asanas act to balance the doshas and restore equilibrium. This is how Yoga works to maximize energy and well-being. Mira Mehta's book provides step-by-step instructions and photographs for Yoga postures and sequences to strengthen and de-stress all parts of the body. It contains simple practice routines for the beginner but is also full of information for longstanding Yoga students and teachers. It also contains uplifting readings, translated from major Sanskrit Yoga texts, to give the Yogic views of existence and to promote a serene mental outlook. By following Ayurveda's guidelines for healthy living, practising Yoga postures and understanding Yoga's large-hearted perspective on life, you can achieve physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007116201
Publisher:
Thorsons/Element
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 10.42(h) x 0.57(d)

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