“A Primer of Yoga Theory”, the book by Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani dealing with literary and philosophical aspects of Yoga was officially released in 2004 and the 4th edition was released by Ammaji on her 71st birthday on September 13th2014.
This is a sample of the contents of the book that is useful for all those interested in learning more about the theoretical and philosophical aspects of Yoga.
It is beneficial for those undergoing University as well as college education in Yoga as it is a useful quick reference guide to innumerable concepts. The neat index is an added bonus to help in quick reference of topics.
As the easiest way to learn is through question and answer models this book is presented in the question and answer pattern. The material given in this book is merely a beginning and the Sadhaka must actualize these concepts in themselves through extensive contemplation and self-analysis.
Model theory papers are also given at the end of the book so that similar papers can be used in theory exams.
The book has 19 chapters that deal with questions and answers on topics such as What is Yoga, Yogic prayers, Ashtanga Yoga, Yama and Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Hatha Yoga: The Physical Science of Balance, Chakras, Nature of Man, Yogic Texts, Yoga Sadhana, Yoga Therapy, Yoga In Modern India, Yoga and Sports, Stress: the Bane of Modern Living, and also has a lot of useful Quiz and Viva Questions as well as Model Theory Papers.
A special attraction is the Mahabharatha Quiz that helps us to understand the epic much better.
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