Yoga today is universally acknowledged as a natural
way to sound health and overall physical and mental well-being. And given its
popularity a variety of self-help yoga guides are available to the reader. But
what makes this book unique is its approach and presentation. The book packs
over 100 yogic asanas thoroughly illustrated, and backed by well-designed
techniques to perform specific exercise form first step tot he last with each
explanation follower by the Therapeutic advantages of that posture. From how
Tadasana gives strength to legs and feet and stimulates nervous system,
Garudasana removes cramps in calf muscles, Natarajasana helps to reduce fat, it
goes on the explain the benefits of Ardha Chandrasana in strengthening digestive
system, of Vatayanasana in curing joint pain, to list a few.
In addition the
book offers an overview of this age-old science, besides a detailed index of
different ailments and the names of asanas useful in curing them. A special
chapter is also devoted to specific yogic exercises for Farmers, Pregnant women,
Aged people, Artists and Craftsmen, Models, Students, Executives and Sportsmen.
About the Author:
Born in 1962, N.S. Ravishankar belongs tot he ebullient, efficient and
effervescent younger generation that takes pride in making a difference to
people's lives with a high academic record to his credit. He is one of the
better known contemporary Indian writers in English. He has been writing
articles, essays, reviews, poems and stories on varied topics which include
health and yoga, economics, finance and banking, management, social issues,
literary and cultural topics.
He is the recipient of prestigious Michael Madhusudan Award for yeoman
service to the society, National Award from All India Freelance Journalists
Association, Outstanding Achievement Award from MSPI, Netaji Award, Merit of
excellence from Srilanka, National Hind Rattan Award and many other honour.
After extensive studies and research on yoga and health, more particularly on
stress management, he has conducted several research studies and has been able
to develop special Yoga and Meditation techniques for business professionals,
executives and busy officials leading hectic schedules.
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