Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Asana Prana Yama Mudra Bandha is recognized internationally as one of the most systematic yoga manuals available today. Since its first publication by the Bihar School of yoga in 1969, it has been reprinted seventeen times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by yoga teachers and students of Bihar Yoga / Satyananda Yoga within the International Yoga Movement, and many other traditions as well.
This comprehensive text provides clear illustrations, step-by-step directions, and details of chakra awareness. It guides the reader from the simplest to the most advanced practices of the hatha yoga system. A therapeutic index is provided for use by doctors and yoga therapists incorporating recent information from research into yoga. This edition successfully brings the exposition of yoga practices to the standard of a university text.
This latest fourth edition has been revised and updated under the direction of Swami Niranjananda Saraswati,the successor of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Since publication of the first edition, interest in yoga has spread widely. Now this book is used internationally in ashrams and yoga schools as the standard textbook for teachers and students alike. The techniques presented in Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha have been assimilated in fields such as medicine, education, entertainment, business, sports, and spiritual training.
About the Author
Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1923 – 2009), was a sannyasin, yoga teacher and guru in both his native India and the West. He was a student of Sivananda Saraswati, the founder of the Divine Life Society, and founded his own International Yoga Fellowship in 1956 and the Bihar School of Yoga in 1964. He wrote over 80 books, including Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Kundalini Tantra and Taming the Kundalini.
Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust
Copyright: 1996, Current printing 2002
553 pages, photos and captions
5.5" x 8.5"
Yoga / Spirituality
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