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Prof. Panda discusses the eight limbs of Patanjala Yoga emphasizing on meditation in its three stages of dharana dhyana and samadhi. Delving into Patnnjalis classical yogic theories he gives detailed guidelines on the practice of meditation and explains in scientific terms the benefits surfacing from the practice of meditation.
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Yoga contrary to the popular perception is not merely a system of physical culture. It is in fact a uniquely Indian discipline aiming to bring about the union of an individual spirit with the Universal Spirit the Cosmic Consciousness through what in Yoga is known as samadhi a state of profound meditation. Patanjalis Yoga-sutram written sometime around the second century bc is the first systematic at once authoritative presentation of Yoga in both its theoretical and practical aspects. Professor N. C. Panda who has had a lifetime involvement with the science and practice of Yoga here outlines the eight limbs of Patanjala Yoga with added emphasis on meditation in all its three stages dharana dhyana and samadhi and how this ancient system of bodily and mental control is found to have a strong scientific basis. Offered in three parts his book focuses in Part 1 on the practice of meditation with detailed guidelines concerning the relevant yogic postures yogic breathing and breath-control. Part 2 presents Patanjalis classical yogic theories showing how these are validated both theoretically and experimentally by modern science. In Part 3 the author explains in pure scientific terms the physical psychic therapeutic and spiritual benefits surfacing from the practice of meditation. Though based on the principles of classical yoga Professor Pandas book is truly a brilliant effort to treat Yoga as an advanced science. Including a comprehensive glossary of Sanskrit technical terms and numerous illustrations it is invaluable to medical scientistsresearchersanyone interested in Yogic Meditation and how it can give a holistic healthy and creative life.Meditation, Author: N.C. Panda, Category: Book, ISBN: 9788124602126, Condition: New."