Foreword by Swami Vishnudevananda
The essential companion for beginning and experienced yogis alike! Now with fresh, colorful pages throughout, The Sivananda Companion to Yoga remains the classic guide to yoga. With easy-to-follow instructions, inspirational teaching, and detailed illustrations, this authoritative guide covers every aspect of the yoga lifestyle, including relaxation, exercise, dietary guidelines, breathing, and meditation.
A highly regarded organization for yoga studies and practices, the Sivananda Yoga Center created the first edition of The Sivananda Companion to Yoga in 1983. Since its publication, it has sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide and has become a standard text for both yoga students and teachers.
Whether you're using it in conjunction with a class or on your own, The Sivananda Companion to Yoga can help you:
-Develop a fit and beautiful body
-Boost your energy and vitality at any stage of life
-Reduce stress and experience greater peace of mind
-Eat nutritiously and responsibly
-Increase your powers of concentration and discipline
Yoga is a journey toward physical and spiritual wellness. With this beautiful, bestselling guide in hand, you will experience the health, energy, and vibrancy that yoga can bring into your life.
How to use this book -- Foreword -- Introduction to yoga -- Relaxation -- The basic session -- Breathing -- Diet -- Meditation -- Asanas and variations -- The cycle of life -- Yoga and health -- Glossary -- Sivananda centres