Today people in the East and west have lost faith in the mainstream religions and yet continue to understand that their life is not meaningless. Naturally they turn to the Philosophy of Yoga to unravel the power of their internal realm. The philosophy of Yoga deals with the mysteries of Creation, Universe and the life on the planet earth. It encourages a seeker to explore as to where we came from purpose of our existence and the problems of survival since the beginning of time.
Regular practice of Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation can help a seeker control their mind a concentrate on their chosen ideals, which brings about perfect equilibrium between the body mind and spirit. This enables them to advance into a higher from of consciousness.
In this book the evolution of the philosophy of Yoga has been examined with great concern and its involvements in a fulfilling happy and healthy life. Chapter on Cakras and Ayurveda are also given at the end their relationship with Yoga is also being discussed.
Lalit Kilam was raised an orthodox Brahmin and was educated in an Ayurvedic school within the mountainous region of the Himalayas. He has received a Master degree in engineering at one of the prestigious universities in Europe. There he realized the scientific nature regarding the philosophy of yoga in day to day life; an approach towards the betterment of human life; and how it contributes to the ancient eastern and western philosophies comprehensible to scholars common people and devotee alike.
At present he is serving computers and interconnecting the masses by providing internet services via high speed and wireless broadband to customers in Saskatchewan Canada.
He is founder of the Vedic Yoga Center; and studies of the ancient eastern and western philosophy.
His previous literary works include Existence and yoga, existence and Beyond and Yoga Practices. “Be established in Yoga and do all your duties for well being and happiness”
Yoga means “Union” i.e. the union of the individual’s soul with the universal. Yoga is an ancient philosophy of life as well as a system of exercises that encourages the union of mind body and spirit. In the words of sage Patanjali author of the Yoga sutras “Yoga is the ability to focus the mind on a single point without distraction. “Yoga is a physical discipline; it uses the body ad breathing to develop self awareness and mental clarity.
Yoga is a perfect way to attain elevation of mind and move towards truth and welfare. The art of Yoga developed by ancient Indian sages is a divine science that imparts a number of benefits on the performer. Yoga is the best technique for making a person calm and relaxed. It helps to lower the level of stress hormone in the body. Other benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and improving the immune system of the body.
Yoga is the best way to understand our own self better on all levels. A Yogic scholar can bring out the best in his personality by creating unison in thought speech and action in a most comprehensive way. The practice of Yoga bestows the bounties of life on earth fulfilling one wishes and attuning to the spiritual dynamic energy by upfoldment of one latent potential within.
Maharsi Patanjali says in his Yoga sutras (Second Book, verse 2)
Yoga is for the purpose of establishing meditation and for the purpose of extenuating such as ignorance egotism, desire, aversion, and tenacity.
Philosophy of Yoga the present book by Lalit kilam is indeed a welcome publication. The author has done a commendable work in bringing out this book on Yoga in front of readers and learners. Only an earnest follower of Yoga can dwell into the deep ocean of Yogic science. He is himself a performer as well as a teacher of Yoga from last several years. His own postures inside the book of various asanas of Yoga indicate his mastery on various techniques of Yoga. This book is an outcome of his devotion to Yoga and its philosophy. He has also outcome of his devotion to Yoga and its philosophy. He has also written very useful chapters on Cakras and the ancient medical science i.e. Ayurveda the relation of Yoga and Ayurveda and the importance of Ayurvedic diet for good health and good thoughts.
I hope this book will be very useful for both the beginners as well as the practitioners of yoga. I congratulate the author for writing such an authentic book on Yoga and the related topics. I wish him for all his future endeavours.
Today people in the East and West have lost faith in the mainstream religions, and yet continue to understand that their life is not meaningless. Naturally they turn to the Philosophy of Yoga of unravel the power of their internal realm. The philosophy of Yoga deals with the mysteries of creation, Universe and the life on the planet earth. It encourages a seeker to explore as to where we came from purpose of our existence and the problems of survival since the beginning of time.
In this volume emphasis has been given to the concept of consciousness its origin and its role in today’s materialistic world.
The discoveries made in the field of astrology and the influence of different planets on our lifestyle and our destiny are especially helpful. It enables us to understand certain facts of our Yogic life as there is a relationship between the laws of higher life and the life as it exists on this physical plane.
The evolution of the philosophy of yoga has been examined with great concern and its involvement in a fulfilling happy and healthy life.
Yoga offers mankind the methods to develop the Universal existence and it enlightens society to a path of universal existence and it enlightens society to a path of morality compassion and virtuous living. Individuals from every cultural race, sex, and economic status can be benefited from it; they can transform in order to realize the truth.
Yoga practices have their roots in the ancient Vedic times when the mystics of truth with their keen observations discovered the finer forces of nature. They also uncovered the finer forces that govern our physical mental and spiritual being.
Regular practice of Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama and meditation can help a seeker control their mind and concentrate on their chosen ideals which brings about perfect equilibrium between the body mind and spirit. This enables them to advance into a higher form of consciousness.
The ancient science of Ayurveda is one of the most powerful approaches for healing of the body. According to this science our body should be appropriately nourished with proper food so that we can keep our Dosas in balance.
To delve into the philosophy of Yoga Astrology and Ayurveda a seeker with an under attitude may resolve the complex nature of our existence on this planet.
In this volume the mistake of mine are an indicator of my ignorance as I am a student of yoga myself; and so should be excused. Lessons that may be received by the reader are because of the blessings of God at the Tirumala hill.
|The theory of evolution||17|
|Where the earth came from||21|
|Importance of sun for the earth||22|
|Origin of life on Earth||23|
|Origin of man from plants and Animals||26|
|The Missing Link||28|
|Astronomy and chemistry as soul of our life||30|
|Rasis or signs names and functions||32|
|The twelve signs of the Zodiac||32|
|Evolution of Yoga||37|
|Yoga Asanas with Animal Name||37|
|Pre-classical Yoga period||38|
|The gift of Yoga to the world||40|
|Yogic Physiology of Body||42|
|Three types of bodies||42|
|Five Sheaths of the body||43|
|Physical sheaths - Annamaya kosa (Physical body)||43|
|Vital Sheath - Pranamaya Kosa (astral body)||44|
|The mind Sheath - Manomaya Kosa (Astral body - lower mind)||44|
|The Intellect Sheath - Vijanamaya Kosa (Astral body higher mind)||44|
|The Bliss Sehath- Anandamaya Kosa (Casual body)||45|
|Type of Yoga according to the needs of the body||45|
|Yoga in Practice||46|
|Steps of Astanga Yoga||46|
|Useful rules for Yoga Practices||50|
|Yoga Asanas in day to day life||53|
|Position (1 &12)||54|
|Position (2 & 11)||55|
|Position (3 & 10)||56|
|Position (4 & 9)||57|
|Position (5 & 8)||58|
|Benefits of Surya Namaskara||60|
|Benefits of Siddhasana||62|
|Benefits of Pascimottanasana||63|
|Benefits of Bhujangasana||64|
|Benefits of Sarvangasana||65|
|Benefits of Halasana||66|
|Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana||68|
|Benefits of Savasana||69|
|Benefits of Pavana Muktasana||70|
|Benefits of Utrasana||71|
|Benefits of Utkatasana||72|
|Benefits of Trikonasana||73|
|Padangustha Spar sasana||73|
|Benefits of Padangustha Sparsasana||74|
|Benefits of Sasakasana||75|
|Benefits of Parivrtta Trikonasana||76|
|Benefits of Utthita Trikonasana||77|
|Benefits of Navasana||78|
|Benefits of Matsyasana||79|
|Benefits of Candrasana||80|
|The Sacred Cakras||83|
|Prana or Energy Centers||83|
|Kundalini and its awakening||84|
|The art of Yogic Breathing||86|
|Importance of breathing||86|
|The Five Pranas||88|
|Five forms of Prana||88|
|Oxygen is vital for our bodies||89|
|Oxygen purifies the blood stream||90|
|Bhaya Kumbhaka (Pause after Exhaling)||92|
|Kapalabhati (The Cleansing Breath)||93|
|Antara Kumbhaka (internal retention)||96|
|Yoga and Ayurveda||98|
|Basic Principles of Ayurveda||99|
|Five universal elements Pancamahabhutas||99|
|Constitution of our body||101|
|Analysis of the Dosa and their characteristics||103|
|Five types of Vata in the body||103|
|Characteristics of Vata||104|
|Anatomy of Pitta||104|
|Five types of Pitta in the body||104|
|Characteristics of Pitta||105|
|Anatomy of Kapha||105|
|Five types of Kapha in the body||106|
|Characteristics of Kapha||106|
|Seven steps of Physiology or Sapta Dhatus||107|
|Mala or the Metabolic end Products||108|
|The driving force-Agni||109|
|Some of the treatments of Disease Samprapti||109|
|Asanas for different types of body constitutions||111|
|The asanas useful in balancing the Vata-Dosa||111|
|The asanas useful in balancing the Pitta-Dosa||112|
|Following are some of the asanas useful for kapha-Dosa||113|
|Ayurvedic and Yogic Diet for well Being||114|
|Foods which may be eaten||116|