Yogacharya Hansraj Yadav (Author)
Yogacharya Hansraj Yadav was born on May 12, 1939, in a small village called Gandhauna in Uttar Pradesh. Early in life he was inspired by his father, Shri Sangram Yadav, a devoted follower of bhakti yoga, and by uncle Shri Jayaram Yadav who is poet of Lok Geet and an Arya Samajist. During his school and college days he came i contact with many yogis and later visited many places in search of the true knowledge of yoga. His search took him to the Institute, and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra, Principal of the Yoga Teachers' Training Institute. Under their guidance he learned the technology and ideology of Yoga and for the past many years has been teaching Yoga as the science par excellence of "Better Living", thus enabling his students who comprise the young and the old, school and college students, businessmen, bankers, administrators, etc., to enjoy a healthy, peaceful and contented life. And he has been conducting regularly Yoga Training Courses for staff members of Air India, State Bank of India, Dena Bank and Central Bank of India, Administrative staff college of Maharashtra State, Income-tax officers, Yoga Sadhana Kendra Banaras Hindu University and other educational, social, medical and spiritual institutions. Under a project of the Government of India, he was privileged to undertake a survey of the yoga centres in the country. He is the Founder-member of International Board of Yoga, Santa Cruz, Bombay, and Director of Yogayana. He has since felt the need of good literature that will help to develop the potentialities of the Indian youth through an effective portrayal of our rich cultural heritage. Therefore he has written many books such as - Glimpses of Greatness, Yoga for Students, Yoga Course for All, Yoga aur Vidyarthi, Mahanata ke Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika are going to be published very soon both in English and Hindi.