This is a complete one of its kind book on widely known yet little understood science and practice of yogic pranayama. Written specially for the uninitiated, the book traces the origin of pranayama, clarifies some of the common misconceptions, discusses the significance of practice of pranayama in maintaining good health and, most important, explains in detail the practice of pranayama.
The focus of the book is practical, with each asana illustrated and each photograph accompanied with explanatory text.
There is a separate section on how pranayama helps in recovery and restoration of good health and how practice of different asanas can speed recovery from ailments, aches, postural defects, diabetes, stomach problems, piles, asthma, arthritis, gout, etc.
'The author describes pranayama is detail and also the benefits. The importance of pranayama for good health, mental clarity, prevention and cure of some disease are explained... details the cause of various diseases and gives pranayamic remedies in a capsule form.'
'Discusses in detail various disorders which can be cured by practising pranayama along with other techniques such as asanas, kriyas, diet control and more active forms of exercise.'
'Dr. Joshi has raised yoga to the university-level.'