Preface by DR. P. V. KARAMBELKAR, DIRECTOR, I.C.Y.H.C., KAIVALYADHAMA, MUMBAI.
“These notes are prepared with a view to give concise and at the same time very precise idea regarding the dynamic aspect of the structure and function of the human body, rather than the mere description of its anatomical and physiological features. Selectively only those points are highlighted which would contribute in better understanding of 'HOW' AND 'WHY' the various Yogic practices, affect the human body.
These notes contain also the brief summary of the research work carried out to investigate the effects of various Yogic practices over 50 yrs. at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla as well as in other centres all over the world.
Although these notes cover a wide area, the presentation is essentially brief and upto the point. We would like to emphasise the fact that these notes cannot replace the lectures and the discussions during which further clarification, elaboration and interrelationship between various concepts could be presented.
We hope the students of Yoga would find these notes very useful for gaining an insight to the whole Yogic discipline”.
About Author - Dr. Shrikrishna B. Tengshe, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
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“What is Kaivalyadhama?
Virtually a university of Yoga, with many limbs.
Spiritual The Kaivalyadhama Ashram is the spiritual heart and focus of the Institute, and it is under this influence that the various departments does function.
Technical The Scientific Research Department, to study the quantitative Physiological, Radiological, Psychological, Sportive, Biochemical and Neurological contexts of Yoga.
Kaivalyadhama is not just one of the oldest Yoga Institute in the world, but it is one of the most comprehensive. It doesn’t just teach, but since 1924 it has carried out substantial and innovative studies into almost every aspect of Yoga’s practice.
Swami Kuvalayananda founded Kaivalyadhama in 1924 after being guided and inspired by his Guru’s philosophy that spirituality could uplift society. Above all his many skills, Swami Kuvlayananda was a great visionary who foresaw immense scope for the application of Yoga in all the spheres of life.
Kaivalyadhama’s specific aim is to bring together traditional Yoga with modern science, as neither is thought to be complete without the other. The Swami’s view was that society had lost its way, and only a new and happy ‘marriage’ between the two disciplines could help to regenerate and build a better life for all.
Kaivalyadhama has continued to grow and thrive. In 1951, the training college was inaugurated; in 1965, a unique Yogic Hospital opened its doors; followed by satellite institutes appearing in India and other places. Now there are plans to change the institute’s status into a university. The Institute is graciously supported by the Indian Government, and is a not-for-profit charity in which about 80 persons in total are employed. So many ground breaking firsts continue to keep Kaivalyadhama at the forefront of Yoga practice as a whole both in India and across the world.”
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