Why Yoga For You – Inner secrets of beginners and beyond.
Yoga is not just a form of exercise, but a term that describes various meditative practices in eastern cultures. It is believed to be the encompassing truth of all activity, mental, physical and verbal. The word itself is commonly used to speak of Hatha Yoga and its postures (asanas), as practiced by a yogi or yogini.
The eventual goal of yoga may vary; it can be used as a route to better health or a path to the attainment of Moksha or salvation, liberation from all worldly suffering and the eternal cycle of birth and death. Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Hatha Yoga are the major branches of this philosophy. Most well known are the tenets of Raja Yoga, as compiled by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, part of the Samkhya tradition. A number of ancient texts, including the Upanishads, the Bhagwad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Shiva Samhita and various Tantras also discuss Yoga and its way of thought in its myriad and complex forms.
This book goes beyond the usual description of Yoga as a form of exercise. It discusses the philosophy and spirituality of the subject and shows you, the reader, how it can be used to attain not just a well-conditioned body, but a balanced and healthy mind and soul as well.
In search of cure
I travle’d far distant and wide To regain health in its good stride.
Knocking hard on many a doors Crying to God kneeling on floors
No permanence could I find To comfort the body, solace to mind
Asses’d what I learnt and knew to live life with a different hue
I practis’d with feelings to share Before any devise turn’d into a snare
Now that I am back on the ball Its time to share it one and all
No master, Swami, Guru am I A student, your friend from earth to sky.
In peace profound:
Daduzen’s book achieves a significant number of praiseworthy goals, not least of which is that it goes a long way towards debunking the myths and misconceptions associated with people’s general understanding of what yoga is, or what it should be. In particular, it emphasizes yoga as a being an all-encompassing lifestyle inherently linked to the essence of our existence and our greatest life purpose. As such, it is a system of life facilitating the blossoming of humanity to its greatest potential: the realization that one’s innermost self is none other than the CosmicSelf that pervades all things.
Acharya Gunamuktananda Avadhuta, Ananda Marga
Daduzen’s book highlights almost all basic tenets of yoga apart from a very lucid and “easy-to-comprehend” style of describing and explaining almost all yogic techniques. As an author Dr. Daduzen has been true to the theme of the book befitting a true discoverer as he reflects his objective, secular and unbiased stance throughout the book. The author is, thus worthy of an appreciation as a true spokesman of “yoga for humanity at large”. The author seems to know the needs and tribulations of the modern day society as he himself is very much a part of it; unlike many who write from ivory towers!
The message espoused in the book would be equally beneficial to both professionals and the common man. One must congratulation Dr.Daduzen for authoring this precious gem of a book which appears only occasionally. Congrats!
Prof. R. S. Bhogal, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Centre, Lonavala, India Punya Dham Ashram
‘Why Yoga For You’ has consistently been one of the top selling yoga books at Dymocks for the past three years.
Matt Steele, Manager, Dymocks Bookstores
Dayal N Harjani – A ‘Sindhi’ hailing from a business background has spent months and months to study and do in-depth research on such complex science of life and then presented it to the masses for their easy understanding, it is not an easy job. Many would just shudder even at the thought of writing and simple article. Dayal has rendered a great service to the whole humanity by recapturing the enduring value of ‘Yoga’ in his easily digestible book form. Surely, the historians of today will carve out his name in golden letters while tracing the contribution of Sindhis in Hong Kong in their role in preserving their most ancient culture and the purest science of Life… ‘Yoga’.
K.P. Daswani, President, Progressive Group Hong Kong