Fundamentals of Yoga
Fundamentals of Yoga is a handbook for the serious beginner or experienced yogi who sees Yoga as what it is meant to be, a system for total development, physically, mentally and spiritually. It explains simply the science of Yoga and is a how-to on its practice, with thirty step-by-step lessons on using Yoga to control one's physical and mental states. This edition has been expanded to include sixty-six illustrations of Yoga postures (asanas), a forward by John White and a new preface by the author.
About the Author: Ramamuti S. Mishra, M.D. (Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati) is one of the gurus of Sharon Gannon and David Life, founders of Jivamukti Yoga. He had an extensive background in both Eastern and Western Medicine. In 1958 he founded the Yoga Society of New York, Inc., and in 1964, its country retreat center, Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY. This and his other main institute, the Yoga Society of San Francisco (Brahmananda Ashram), continue to serve as centers of self analysis and transformation, East-West unity and cultural exchange. A prolific author and East-West Guru, Dr. Mishra contributed a very valuable legacy of teachings that is most relevant in the complex world of today.