Advanced Hatha Yoga: Classic Methods of Physical Education and Concentration
By: Shyam Sundar Goswami (author)Paperback
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Based upon ancient Sanskrit works on yoga as well as thousands of years of oral teachings, this Hatha yoga classic moves beyond the introductory level of yoga and provides illustrated instructions for many advanced asanas and other yogic techniques to build strength, stamina, and good posture--a necessary prerequisite for spiritual development. Offering detailed exercise plans to help you develop your personal weekly yoga practice as well as techniques to target specific areas of the body, such as the abdominal muscles, this book also contains detailed instructions on many forms of pranayama(breath control), including alternate nostril breathing, kapalabhati, and sahita, as well as meditative methods for developing your powers of concentration and mental discipline. With instructions on diet, fasting, internal cleansing, advanced sexual control, and strengthening the endocrine system, Sri S. S. Goswami's classic text presents the complete picture of an advanced Hatha yoga lifestyle for a strong, vital, beautiful body and a balanced, harmonious, happy mind.
Shyam Sundar Goswami (1891-1978) was the founder of the Goswami Institute of Yoga in Sweden, the first Indian institution of its kind in that country. He was a disciple of the great yoga master Balak Bharati and also wrote Hatha Yoga: An Advanced Method of Physical Education and Concentration.
Foreword to the Third Edition by Basile P. Catomeris Foreword by Elis Berven Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part One Yoga Exercise and Associated Factors 1 The Emergence of Yoga 2 Fundamentals of Yoga Exercise 3 Developmental Aspects of Yoga Exercise 4 Practical Application of Yoga Exercise 5 Dynamic Application of Posture Exercise 6 Static Application of Posture Exercise 7 Diet 8 Fasting and Special Diets 9 The Yoga Method of Internal Cleansing 10 The Yoga Method of Endocrine Development 11 Sexual Efficiency and Control Part Two Technical Aspects of Yoga Exercise 12 Spinal Posture Exercise 13 Neck Posture Exercise 14 Abdominal Posture Exercise 15 Pelvic Posture and Control Exercise 16 Pectoral Limb Posture Exercise 17 Pelvic Limb Posture Exercise 18 Balance Posture Exercise 19 Inverse Body Posture Exercise 20 Folded-Leg Postures 21 Pranayama--Breath-Control Exercise 22 Concentration Exercise Part Three Exercise Plans 23 General Exercise Plans 24 Specific Dynamic Exercise Plans and Daily Schedules 25 Static Exercise Plans and Daily Schedules Yoga Demonstrations Note on the Pronunciation of Transliterated Sanskrit Words Bibliography Glossary Index
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