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The Foundations of Contemporary Yoga & Yoga Therapy

R.H. Singh (Author) The Chaukhamba Ayurvijnan Studies

The book "Foundations of Contemporary Yoga and Yoga Therapy" written by the well known author Professor R.H. Singh, is a comprehensive write-up on the present status of Contemporary Yoga. The book precisely outlines the evolution of the Science of Yoga from antiquity to the modern world. The Foundation of Yoga are laid in three principal ancient texts of pre-Buddhist age namely the Early Upanisads, the Bhagwadgita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The Science and Art of Yoga as conceived in foundation texts appear to have been influenced to a notable extent down the ages by the teachings of Jainism, Buddhism and certain other religious philosophies, followed by the serious attempts of Shri Shankara to reiterate the Upanishadic thoughts through the teachings of Vedanta.

In contemporary times the discipline of Yoga adopted a global shape with scientific temper and trends of social applications. The Contemporary Indian thinkers like Swami Vivekananda, Shri Aurobindo, and Mahatma Gandhi developed Yoga as a social movement for the benefit of society at large.

The health promoting and therapeutical applications of Yoga practices are the most pertinent side benefits of this fast reviving ancient science which could of larger interest. And hence the present volume adds special chapters on Yoga Physiology & Yoga Therapy. The author of this book who is a teacher, physician and an activist in this field has succeeded in presenting an authentic write-up on Yoga in its totality. The book describes the ancient concepts and contemporary trends adequately illustrated with references from ancient scriptures and with scientific data on recent studies.

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About the author

R.H. Singh

Prof. Ram Harsh Singh born on Jan, 10th 1942 graduated in Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery from prestigious Banaras Hindu University in (1961), did Ph. D (1969) and D.Litt. (1982) under coveted supervision of Padamshri Prof. K N Udupa. He is  Fellow of National Academy of Indian Medicine and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine Honoris causa by Medicina Alternativa Alma Ata. Prof. Singh has produced 100 MDs and 35 Ph. Ds under is guidance. He has published 12 important books, 200 research papers in national journals. He is on editorial board of several National journals, is the Member of the National Commission of history of science and is the ‘Ratna Sadasya’ of National Academy of Ayurveda. Prof. Singh is the recipient of Hari Om Ashram, Jiwaka Award of Asian medicine and Pt. ram narain sharma best teachers Awards. He has widely traveled all over the world to promote Ayurveda globally. Prof. Singh joined the faculty of Ayurveda at BanarasHindu University in 1964 and servedb this prestigious institution for nearly four decades in the capacity of Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Head of the Deptt. andDean of the Faculty till 2003 after which he joined the newly launched Rajasthana Ayurveda University of Jodhpur as its first Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Singh although his career has been seriously engaged in revival and development of Ayurveda on scientific lines as an Evidence based system of Medicine.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Foundations of Contemporary Yoga & Yoga Therapy
Author R.H. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 2nd Revised ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170844113
length xxvii+252p., 23cm.