Overview for Yoga: Theory and Practice
Yoga: Theory and Practice is a sterling contribution of Dr. H. Kumar Kaul, a noted academician and writer to the study of Yoga. This work represents original research and breaks new ground in the field of Yoga practices in Punjab. This is the first scientific and authentic analysis and exposition of practice of Yoga in this State. This doctoral thesis, accepted by Punjabi University, Patiala, goes into theory and practice in a highly critical and scholarly manner. It is difficult if not impossible, to present all the essential aspects of Yoga, its practice by athas, Siddhas, Yogis and Sufis of Punjab, Sikh Gurus and in Akharas and Yogashrams in such a volume. But the learned author deserves the attention of luminaries of Yoga and felicitations of curious readers of the discipline for accomplishing this difficult task in a facile manner.
H Kumar Kaul (Author)
Born in Srinagar (Kashmir) in 1936, H. Kumar Kaul received his school education in Hadow Memorial Mission School, Srinagar. As a college student he distinguished himself as the best actor, best debaterm best swimmer, best sportsman. His enviable performance in these diverse fields, brought in its wake the highest honour All Round Best. Passed his M.A. (Ennglish Literature) and B.Ed. Journalism (Delhi University) and Ph. D. from Punjabi University, Patiala. In 1963, he joined D.A.V. College, Abohar (Punjab) and remained Head of the Department of English for ten years. In 1975, he became the Principal of S.D. College, Barnala (Punjab). He has been practicing Yoga for the last 30 years. He is a Member of the All India Yoga Association, Sagar; Member of the Yoga Academy, Banaras; Chairman, (Yoga) Mission International, Faridabad; Trustee of the International Centre for the Study of Tantra Yoga, New Delhi. He has won many distinctions and awards in the National Yogasana Competitions. Dr. Kaul is a prolific writer. His 16 books on Yoga have been widely acclaimed in and outside India. He has published more than 220 Research Papers on Yoga in National and International magazines and newspapers. His talks on Yoga Therapy have been broadcast from All India Radio, Jalandhar. Due to his extraordinary contribution in the field of Yoga the title of Yogacharya was conferred upon him in the World Yoga Conference (1986), Yoga Ratna in 1987 and the title of Yoga Shiromani was conferred upon him by the Mission International, Faridabad. In 1990, he was selected Senior Vice President of the Indian Council for Research in Yoga and a Member of the Governing Council of the World Yoga Parishad. He is founder President of Swami Virjanand Yoga Sadhna Kendra, Barnala. Dr. Kaul is a broad-reservoir of ideas and experience â€“ a dynamic personality.