Yoga is practised in many different ways, each of which, however, has the same aim-the harmony and integration of the practitioner's whole being. As the body is often considered to be the best starting-point, this practical guide concentrates on Hatha yoga, the yoga of physical exercise. Balanced yoga, as its title suggests, embraces a wide range of disciplines. Divided into a twelve week programme, each of the lessons revolves around a guiding through or principle which is manifested by related exercises or postures. Breathing and relaxation techniques, dietary advice, and aids to concentration and meditation are also included. Designed as a safe and practical guide for men and women, Balanced Yoga provides a simple but complete system of physical, mental and emotional maintenance.
About the Author(s)
Dr. Svami Purna was born into an Indian family of philosophers and rulers. He is a Sanskrit master and a doctor of medicine, psychology, philosophy and literature, and his mastery of the six schools of Indian philosophy and the Eightfold Path of Yoga have earned him the title Vidya Vacaspati, Lord of Learning.