Patanjali and Ayurvedic Yoga

Patanjali and Ayurvedic Yoga

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Patanjali Yoga Sutras or Aphorisms written about 2600 years ago, condense the yogic tradition that existed in India 3600 years before that time. This period was also the golden period of Ayurveda. Both these disciplines are concerned primarily with the well being of the body, though their aims are different. The aim of yoga is to achieve eternity by getting over the bondage with the body and being one with the Universal Soul or Purusha. One needs a strong and healthy body to rise over the physicality. Ayurveda is the Science of health and healing from ancient India and is primarily concerned with the optimum quality of life, longevity and freedom from ailments. The author has shown in her previous books how Charaka has emphasized the values of yoga for maintaining good health. Charaka has stressed the importance of sattva (inner peace and stillness) to balance rajas (activity) and tamas (inertia) for maintaining health and equilibrium. Present book integrates the disciplines of yoga and Ayurveda and demonstrates that both have the same fundamental principles of Samkhya school of thought. Dr. Verma has compared the concept of body in both these disciplines and given special programmes to integrate this timeless wisdom in everyday life of modern people. The book is extremely valuable for understanding both the classical yoga as well as essence of Ayurveda. It is a precious guide to manage stress, enhance concentration and memory, as well as body's energy. This book is equally important for scholars who are interested in the concept of body and human creative dimension. This is the third edition of the book. Other publications of Dr. Verma 1.Patanjali's Yoga Sutra: A Scientific Exposition (Published in English, Hindi and German). 2.Ayurveda for Inner Harmony: Nutrition, Sexual Energy and Healing (Published in English, German, Italian, French, Romanian and Hindi). 3.Ayurveda a Way of Life (Published in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Czech, Greek, Portuguese, Slovenian and Hindi). 4.The Kamasutra for Women (Published in English [America and India], German, French, Dutch, Romanian, Italian, Portuguese, Slovenian Hindi and Malayalam). 5.Stress-free Work with Yoga and Ayurveda (Published in German, English [America and India] and Hindi). 6.Patanjali and Ayurvedic Yoga (Published in English, German and Hindi). 7.Programming Your Life with Ayurveda (Published in German, French, English, Slovenian and Czech). 8.Ayurvedic Food Culture and Recipes (Published in English, German, Czech and Hindi). 9.Yoga: A Natural Way of Being (Published in English, German, French, Italian and Hindi). 10.Companionship and Sexuality (Based on Ayurveda and the Hindu tradition) (Published in English and German). 11.Natural Glamour: The Ayurveda Beauty Book (Published in German, Spanish and English) 12.Losing and Maintaining Weight with Ayurveda and Yoga (Published in English, Slovenian and German). 13.The Timeless Wisdom of Ayurveda: A Scientific Exposition (Published in English and German) 14.Prakriti and Pulse: The Two Mysteries of Ayurveda (Published in German) 15.Good Food for Dogs: Vegetarian nourishment based on Ayurvedic wisdom (Published in German and English) 16.Diet for Losing Weight (published in German and English) 17.Aum: The Infinite Energy (Published in German and English) 18.Pulse Diagnose in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine (co-author for TCM Dr. Florian Ploberger) (published in German) 19.Shiva's Secrets for Health and Longevity (published in German and English) 20.Healing Hands: The Ayurvedic Massage workbook (published in English) 21.Prevention of Dementia (published in German and English) 22.Ayurveda for Dogs (published in German and English) 23.Numerology: Based on the Vedic Tradition (published in English) 24.Ayurvedic Cuisine: God's own Apothecary, Simple Healing Remedies from Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices (in preparation)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.73mm | 403.7g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508415439
  • 9781508415435
  • 1,660,333

About Dr Vinod Verma

Along with a doctorate degree in reproduction biology in India, Dr. Verma studied Neurobiology in Paris University and obtained a second doctorate. She pursued advanced research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA) and the Max-Planck Institute in Freiburg, Germany. At the peak of her career in medical research in a pharmaceutical company in Germany, she realised that the modern approach to health care is basically fragmented and non-holistic. Besides, we are directing all our efforts and resources to cure disease rather than maintaining health. In response, Dr. Verma founded The New Way Health Organisation (NOW) in 1986 to spread the message of holistic living, preventive methods for health care and to promote the use of mild medicine and various self-help therapeutic measures. Dr. Verma grew up with a strong familial tradition of Ayurveda with a grandmother who had enormous Ayurvedic wisdom and was a gifted healer. She has studied Ayurveda in the traditional Guru-shishya style with Acharya Priya Vrat Sharma of the Benares Hindu University for 23 years. Dr. Verma is an ardent researcher and is working hard to compile the living tradition of Ayurveda and spread it in the world through her books and other activities. She has published twenty three books on yoga, Ayurveda, Women and Companionship. The books are published in various languages of the world. Besides, she has published numerous scientific articles. Several other books are in preparation. She lectures extensively, teaches in Europe for several months a year, trains students at her two centres in India and gives radio and television programmes. A film on Ayurveda with her was made by German television in 1995 and was shown in 100 countries, in 130 languages. It was the first film on Ayurveda. Dr. Verma has founded Charaka School of Ayurveda to train interested people with genuine Ayurvedic education so that they can further impart the knowledge of Ayurvedic way of life and save people from becoming a victim of charlatanry in Ayurveda. She is doing several research projects on medicinal plants and their combination in the form of remedies. She is the founder and chairperson of The Ayurveda Health Organisation, which is a charitable trust for distributing and promoting Ayurvedic remedies and yoga therapy in rural areas of India. She does lectures and workshops for school children in remote areas of the Himalayas to promote wisdom of traditional science and medicine.
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