Yoga and Sports


Author: Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri and Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani

Publisher: Satya Press, 1989


About This Book: A pioneering effort to bring benefits of Yogic thinking and physical disciplines to the modern sporting arena. The book gives a systematic guide to Yoga practices particularly useful for sportsmen as well as three complete routines outlined fully with photos. A syllabus to follow in teaching and practice is also given. A rational for the use of Yogic techniques with sports persons is presented. A philosophical and rational argument for including Yoga Asanas as an Olympic sport is also presented with pros and cons. Rare photos of highly difficult and complicated Asanas as photographed at the First International Olympic Standard Yoga Asana Competition in Pondicherry, India, in 1989 is a highlight. This book is a boon to sportsmen, both young and old, as well as a basic guide to good routines for Yoga practice with youth and persons desiring basic workouts in Yoga. Yoga sports, competition in Yoga Asanas, is a fast growing youth activity world wide. This book gives a rationale for this dynamic activity. A must for any Yoga teacher’s library. More than 100 photos.


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