Pages: 153 (19 Colors & 11 B/W Illustrations)
Back of the Book
‘Yoga is harmony’ A vina gives exquisite heavenly music only when its strings are attuned adequately and played upon harmoniously. One of the principal meanings of yoga is ‘sangati’ – harmony. Joy of positive health depends upon harmony between all bodily and mental functions.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
This booklet was specially written at the wishes of the Ministry of health, Government of India to give the public in general and Medical men in particular, an idea of the basic principles of Yogic Therapy and its methods.
Yogic therapy is gaining more and more popularity every day. The country is full of small and big institutions and persons who claim to cure diseases by Yogic' methods and most of these seem to carry on very well! Not all of them may be able to prove their bona fides in the field. But this is quite natural so long as there is no official standardization which, for a young therapy like the ’Yogic', will necessarily take long to attain. Mere numerical strength of its practitioners may not prove the efficacy of a system, but it does go a long way to show that, to attain such a popularity, it must have some value of its own. It should be noted that many medical practitioners who were initially inclined to look upon this therapy with scepticism and suspicion have come to recognize its merits after gaining experience. Specialists in psychosomatic medicine and psychiatry especially, both in this country and abroad, have come to show a good deal of interest in this therapy, as it is felt by them that Yoga helps to eliminate the psycho-physical tensions which they find lingering on in their patients even after recov