Yoga is an imperative exercise that one should perform every day. Not only does it improve your health, but it also keeps your mind fresh and your body energetic. Yoga has been performed in India since ancient times. It has its origins rooted in our ancient history and today it has found its way all around the world. From yogis to common men and women, almost everyone makes it a point to invest some time in performing yoga every day. Pranayama is an integral part of yoga. Prana and Pranayama is a helpful book for those who want to know more about the exercise and the spiritual meaning behind it. It has been penned by Swami Niranjanananda and published by Yoga Publications Trust Ltd.
This edition comprehensively provides an insight on the classical meaning and philosophy behind prana which means life force and pranayama which means the expansion and control of the life force. It gives a detailed explanation of the science behind the exercise through classical texts that were first taught by Bihar School of Yoga in the Satyananda Yoga Tradition.
The first chapter of the book covers the aesthetic part of the exercise. It sheds light on the theoretical aspects of prana and its yogic related concepts such as Chakras, Koshas and Mantras. The second section focuses on putting the theory to practical use. It focuses on breathing and offers specific guidelines through texts and illustrations. This book has been written in a lucid manner, so it is easy to understand and follow. Throughout the chapters, spiritual innuendos further enhance and capture the reader�s interest and understanding of the subject. This book is a must have for anyone who wants to know and understand the original essence and intent of these classical lessons.
The author, Swami Niranjanananda, was born in Madhya Pradesh in 1960. At the tender age of ten, he got himself initiated into Dashnami Sannyasa. He travelled abroad for almost eleven years since 1971 learning and enlightening himself. He returned to India in 1983 to guide the activities of the Bihar School of Yoga, Yoga Research Foundation and the Sivananda Math. In 1994, he founded Bihar Yoga Bharati and in 2000, he established the Yoga Publications Trust. Today, he provides spiritual guidance to aspiring yogis from all over the world at Ganga Darshan.The paperback edition of Prana and Pranayama is available for purchase online with an ISBN-10 number of 8186336796 and an ISBN-13 number of 978-8186336793.