- Paperback: 347 pages
- Publisher: Bihar School of Yoga; 1st edition (12 June 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8185787840
- ISBN-13: 978-8185787848
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,87,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Prana, Pranayama, Prana Vidya: 1 Paperback – 12 Jun 2002
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About the Author
Born in 1960, Swami Niranjanananda was initiated into Dashnami Sanyasa at the age of four. Groomed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, he has contributed over twenty Books and has become a worthy successor.
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The first and third parts of the book focus on some ancient pranayama philosophy, to which Western readers may or may not wish to subscribe. But most of the book is a fabulous practical guide to virtually all the breathing methods. Included as well are proper sitting postures, mudras (hand positions), and bandhas (anatomical locks to maximize results), all well illustrated.
Unlike some books on the subject, this one does not shy away from describing khumbaka, or breath retention. It is the key to controlling the tendency of the mind to jump from thought to thought (although the author warns to attempt khumbaka only with expert guidance).
If you think Yoga is merely an exercise routine, as seen on U.S. TV, this book will take you to the next level. Hatha yoga is more about breathing than stretching. This book can improve your life -- really.