The Science of Pranayama
by Sri Swami Sivananda
Body positions typically associated with the practice of Yoga are intended primarily to restore and maintain a practitioner's healthy well-being, and improve the body's flexibility and vitality. These are widely known as Yoga postures or Yoga positions, which is currently practiced for exercise and as popular alternative medicine. Yoga primarily works with the energy in the body through the science of pranayama or energy control. Yoga teaches how to still the mind through breath-control and thereby attain higher states of awareness and wellness. The teachings in this book show the yogi or yoga practitioner how to unleash this harmony within one's self.
Pranayama is an important Anga in Ashtanga Yoga.It is equally necessary for all in their daily life,for good health, success and prosperity in every walk of life.How it is so,is explained in the book. The science of relaxation is a very valuable gift for the readers and would benefit all. The book has photographs of the various pranayama postures. The book's popularity and utility can be gauged from the fact that it has run into eighteen editions since it was first published in the year 1935.
Full of illustrations and photograhs which bring the text to life.