Asana and Pranayama

 

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Asana Pranayama 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 21 times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by yoga teachers and students of BIHAR YOGA® within the International Yoga Fellowship 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 practitioner or teacher from the simplest to the most advanced practices of the hatha yoga system. This book successfully brings the exposition of yoga practices to the standard of a university text.

  • 544 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 978-81-86336-14-4
  • Languages: English, Hindi and many others

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A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

This is the most comprehensive text ever published on yoga. It contains a complete course of 36 structured lessons on all the practices of integral yoga. The lessons were compiled from the teachings given by Swami Satyananda and are useful as a practical and theoretical guide to all levels of yoga teachers and aspirants. The book presents a synthesis of yoga in a scientific and systematic manner. The different branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are progressively introduced with special emphasis on practice, theory and application in day to day life.

Suitable for all, but may be daunting for beginners.

  • 984 pages
  • Hard cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-08-5
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Swami Muktibodhananda

This book is a thorough commentary on the original text by Maharishi Swatmarama. It elucidates the entire science of hatha yoga as it was conceived and practised, not for health and fitness only, but for awakening the pranas, chakras and kundalini shakti. This text points out that hatha yoga is not just a physical practice but a process of cellular transmutation from gross, to subtle to divine. Thus hatha yoga was considered the foundation of all higher yogas. This text clearly shows the link between tantra and hatha yoga, and also emphasises that hatha yoga leads to raja yoga, otherwise it is practised in vain.

  • 641 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-38-7
  • Language: English

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Dynamics of Yoga
The Foundations of Bihar Yoga

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Dynamics of Yoga outlines the original yogic concepts and practices which form the foundations of Bihar Yoga, or Satyananda Yoga. Ideal as an introduction to Bihar Yoga, these early teachings of Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati aim to give the reader a deeper understanding of yoga and its practical application in daily life. The core practices of yoga and meditation are highlighted, with emphasis on mind management and the development of awareness. The book remains a timeless work on the art and science of yoga as seen through the eyes of a master.

Included in this edition is a new chapter outlining the history and development of Bihar Yoga.

  • 176 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-14-X
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Moola Bandha
The Master Key

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

This book is dedicated to those honest and relentless yoga practitioners who are searching for the master-key to unlock the door to the abode of maha kundalini. Little has ever been written on the ancient practice of bandha, which is regarded as an important aspect of both hatha and kundalini yogas. Moola bandha is not difficult to perform and gives great benefits to the practitioner, physically, mentally and spiritually. This book focuses on the theory and practice of bandha, giving descriptions and instructions for different stages and variations which allow the practitioner to awaken the primal energy within.

  • 132 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-32-8
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Prana and Pranayama

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Prana and Pranayama is a comprehensive text on the classical philosophy of prana, life force, and pranayama, expansion and control of the life force. It provides a complete description of the science of pranayama as presented in the classical texts and as taught in the Satyananda Yoga tradition by the Bihar School of Yoga.

The first part of the book explores the theory of prana and its related yogic concepts: koshas, chakras, nadis and mantras. Secondly, it expands upon respiratory physiology and current research undertaken by science on pranayama. In the practical section, specific guidelines for practising pranayama are given, using detailed instructions and illustrations. Throughout the text, scriptural sources further enhance the reader’s understanding, bringing to light the original essence and intent of these classical teachings.

  • 362 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-79-2
  • Language: English

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Surya Namaskara

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Surya NamaskarSurya Namaskara, or salutation to the sun, is an important yogic practice which dates back to the ancient vedic period when the sun was worshipped as a powerful symbol of spiritual consciousness. From its esoteric origins Surya Namaskara has developed into a practice of twelve postures which weave together to generate prana (subtle energy), aiming towards the purification and rejuvenation of the practitioner.

This book discusses in detail the full practice of Surya Namaskara, including the surya and bija mantras, points of concentration and extended guidelines to aid both practitioners and teachers. An in-depth physiological study of Surya Namaskara supports its present day use as a powerful therapeutic practice.

  • 108 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-7621-058-7
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Yoga Chudamani Upanishad
Crown Jewel of Yoga

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati and Swami Satyadharma

Yoga Chudamani UpanishadYoga Chudamani Upanishad is a manual of higher sadhana for advanced and initiated aspirants. It delineates the ancient path of kundalini awakening in its original and pure form before the proliferation of modern yogic literature. The text elucidates a unique combination of kundalini yoga and vedantic upasana. It discusses the nadis, prana vayus, chakras and kundalini shakti, and also provides detailed descriptions of ajapa gayatri and pranava, which are older vedic and upanishadic meditative disciplines.

The text includes the original Sanskrit verses, along with transliteration, translation and a comprehensive commentary by Swami Satyadharma Saraswati under the guidance of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. For students of Indian philosophy, it provides a valuable study of the compatibility of Yoga and Vedanta, or the tantric and vedic systems of philosophy and practice.

  • 330 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-27-3
  • Language: English

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Yoga Education for Children
A Manual for Teaching Yoga to Children

Volume 1

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Education for ChildrenThis is a book on yoga compiled with children in mind. The first part explains which yoga practices are particularly beneficial for children of different ages. It offers approaches that can be used by teachers and parents to introduce yoga to children of different age groups. It includes topics such as: better methods of education, integrating yoga into the classroom, the cause of student unrest and its remedy. The second part focuses on yoga therapy for children and describes actual situations where yoga was used to help overcome specific problems in childhood. The third part contains a wide range of yogic techniques and activities for children including: asana, pranayama, yoga games, relaxation and meditation, and stories.

  • 302 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-85787-33-6
  • Language: English and Hindi

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Volume 2

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Volume Two is designed to stimulate those who work or interact with children to be creative in their use of yoga practices, empowering children to become creative, emotionally stable citizens of the future. The first two sections look at the real goal of education, which begins before a child is born, and yoga in special needs education. The third section presents two highly successful experiments in youth empowerment in India: Bal Yoga Mitra Mandal in Munger and the kanya and batuk project in Rikhiapeeth. The fourth section includes a detailed presentation of asana and pranayama techniques and their use in a wide variety of contexts with children of all ages: games, art sessions, yoga nidra and other meditations, to stimulate interest and imagination, facilitate easier learning and, most of all, introduce fun into the whole process of yoga for children.

Line diagrams and illustrations are included.

Suitable for children of all ages. A good reference for yoga teachers.

  • 400 pages
  • Soft cover
  • ISBN 81-86336-77-9
  • Language: English

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