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Yoga Education: Philosophy and Practice

Aruna Goel (Author)
Yoga is becoming of great interest among people in the world. There is no doubt that Yoga is a holistic approach but many of us do not understand the true meaning of Yoga. In the book, we have tried to cover all aspects of yoga in a scientific and logical manner to get the best advantage of it. Yoga is not merely an exercise or meditation. It is a total philosophy of life to promote ultimate aim of life. Yoga is an exact science. It aims at the harmonious development of the body, the mind and the soul. Realising the potentialities of Yoga, there is phenomenal growth in India and abroad of Yoga universities, Institutes, Colleges, school engaged in teaching, research and practice or Yoga. University Grants Commissions is also encouraging the Education of Yoga. Yoga aims at controlling the mind and its modifications. The path of yoga is an inner path whose gateway is your soul. Yoga is harmony between the individual and the cosmos, between thought and action, between soul and God, between organism and respiration. As science probes greater depths of the secrets of nature, the relevance of Yoga too is bound to grow, and a day is bound to come when human society will find no other way except yoga to come out of the present dead end of a tunnel-out into the broad sunshine of tranquility, peace and happiness. The book "Yoga education Philosophy and Practice" in 10 Chapters, supplemented with Charts, case Studies and Learner views from Bhagvad Geeta, Vedas, Swami Vivekananda, and other eminent and Sacred persons. It is hoped that the book would be of great use to everyone as all need to understand Yoga to make life beautiful and peaceful especially in 21st century propelled by unlimited desires, material progress. Yoga is the only answer to bring-about peace in these turbulent times.
Contents of this book includes: 
Yoga Education; yama; Niyama; commentary on Yama/ Niyama: Yoga and significance of Values Education; Ethical and Moral Values for Yoga; Asanas; Pranayama and Yoga; Pratyaahara ( Mind Control and Purification); Dharna and Dhyana: Potentialities and Perspective of Concentration and Meditation; samadhi and Exellence of Life: Prefection of Yoge Education.
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About the author

Aruna Goel

Dr. Aruna Goel an eminent scholar of Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy is currently Professor of Sanskrit at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and member of Sahitya Academy, Govt. of India (Sanskrit Board) and member of Senate of Panjab University, Chandigarh. She was earlier member University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi and a  member of the Society of India Institute of Advaqnced study, Shimla. She is on the Advisory panel of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan ( A Deemed University) to start Sanskrit courses to suit current needs. She has one more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research of Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy. She has completed a UGC major research project on Modern Knowledge and ancient Sanskrit Literature. She has authored more than 20 research books which are of great use for Sanskrit scholars of other discipline as these books are interdisciplinary in approach. She has published 85 research papers in Indian and Foreign journals. Dr. Aruna Goel was awarded cultural exchange programmed by Ministry of HRD, GOI, New Delhi to visit Hungary. She also visited most of the European countries and lectured on Indian Philosophy with special references to Yoga. She is widely traveled in India and abroad. She has been honored by many awards. She has been invited by academic institution to deliver convocation addresses and talk on important areas of Indian Philosophy.

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Bibliographic information

Title Yoga Education: Philosophy and Practice
Author Aruna Goel
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.03.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176299502, 9788176299503
length xvi+329p., Illustrations; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.