Tradition of Yoga has explored all possibilities to live a healthy long life. Be it power of mind, balancing of emotions, internal and external cleansing of body, stretching of muscles, manipulation of breath, repetition of mantra, invocation of divinity, herbs, diet regimen, alchemy, positive visualization, attitudinal training, living close to nature — tradition of yoga has left no avenue untouched within human intelligence or imagination to achieve its goal of total well-being.
In yoga maintenance of health in every sense of it, has been a cherished priority. This fact is more than evident in the present monographic work carefully collected from yoga texts. The collected material is classified according to various groups of practices. It stands testimony to the fact that yoga is a well-integrated therapeutic system. Yoga has therapeutic methods for human body; it has remedial measures for mental disorders; and it also has austere ascetic practices leading to spiritual freedom.
The purpose behind this collection has been a limited one — to provide material for further research on practical lines.
It is hoped that the present textual material will open new vistas in human healthcare and longevity.