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Encyclopaedia of Traditional Asanas

M L Gharote (Editor) V K Jha (Editor) Parimal Devnath (Editor) S.B. Sakhalkar (Editor)

This new edition of the "Encyclopadedia of Traditional Asanas" is being published to satisfy the demand of readers who have, very generously, appreciated the previous edition and expressed the desire that "Encyclopadedia of Traditional Asanas" be made available. Since we have run out of copies of the previous edition, our only option was to publish a new edition.

Needless to say, the aim behind the publication of the Encyclopadedia of Traditional Asanas is to revive the original spirit of Yoga and uphold our tradition. It also fulfils the objective of spreading the tradition of Yoga in its genuine form.

The new edition of the Encyclopadedia is very much similar to the previous one. However, the new one is richer by 100 photographs, placed at Appendix VI, that were collected by Mr. David Wells from various Asian countries.

Approximately 900 titles of Asanas good number of which are so far unheard of.1100 techniques and illustration of asanas.200 authoritative and valid source most of which are unpublished Manuscript. Thousand of references. Hundred of cross-references to ascertain validity, to check comparison and distinction, to establish relationship, for grouping and classifications and also to find out synonyms. 100 application of Padmasana. 60 Application of Shirshasan (inversion). An exhaustive Introduction. An Appendix of various illustrations from different cultures adding additional information, charm and colorfulness of the ancient tradition.

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About the author

M L Gharote

Dr. Manohar L. Gharote 21/05/1931 - 17/01/2005: MA, M. Ed, (Phy.), Ph.D. (Anthrop.) Ph.D. (Alt. Med.), D. Litt., D.Y.P., the Founder-Director of the Lonavla Yoga Institute (India) was a direct disciple of Swami Kuvalayananda. After demise of Swami Kuvalayananda, he continued to work in Kaivalyadhama in various capacities as Asstt. Director of Scientific Research, Deputy Director of Philosophico-Literary Research and Principal of G.S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis for 30 years. He worked for more than forty long years in collecting materials on the Encyclopaedia of Traditional Asanas. This was originally a dream of Swami Kuvalayananda, which as a true disciple, Dr. M.L. Gharote fulfilled.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedia of Traditional Asanas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.03.2013
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190161725
length lxxviii+428p., Figures; Plates; Notes; Appendix; 24cm.