By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
This can be the main accomplished textual content ever released on yoga. It features a whole process 36 based classes on all of the practices of crucial yoga. the teachings have been compiled from the lessons given by means of Swami Satyananda and are worthy as a pragmatic and theoretical consultant to all degrees of yoga lecturers and aspirants. The booklet provides a synthesis of yoga in a systematic and systematic demeanour. the various branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are steadily brought with detailed emphasis on perform, conception and alertness in everyday existence.
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A cold brisk atmosphere encourages deep breathing, yet modern man spends as little time as possible in the open, preferring to hibernate in air-conditioned and heated apartments. As such he loses touch with a natural stimulator of rhythmic breathing. Primitive man did not need to be taught how to breathe properly; it happened as an automatic response to his surroundings. In comparison, the surroundings and way of life of modern man does not encourage correct breathing. It is for this reason that today most people have to learn how to breathe properly.
It is the adrenaline which is almost instantly released into the blood, which makes you afraid and jump to the side of the road to avoid injury. But its use is only intended for emergency situations. In the fast modern world of today this emergency response system is abused, for most people view every situation in life as a crisis. They are continually on their guard, angry, fearful, hateful, etc. T h e adrenaline is p u m p e d into the bloodstream almost as fast as it can be manufactured. How is it possible for them to relax?
It is these people who need to be educated to breathe properly. It is the people who develop so much mental tension during their workday that they have absolutely no energy or inclination to do anything active when they return home. Think of how many diseases are caused or at least aggravated by faulty breathing. These include asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis and large numbers of other ailments indirectly caused by starving our body of the oxygen nourishment that it needs as a result of shallow respiration.
A Systematic Course in the Ancient Techniques of Yoga and Kriya by Swami Satyananda Saraswati