Swami Shankardevananda: Yoga for the Digestive System
Faulty diet, tension and lack of exercise are the chief causes of most digestive disorders. This book explains how the practices of yoga and yogic diet can be utilized to balance these factors and eliminate digestive problems. Written by Dr.Swami Shankardevananda Saraswati under the guidance of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, the book combines the traditional medical view with the ayurvedic and yogic views of healthy digestion.
Includes practical information on food and digestion: a medical section on digestive disorders, their causes and cures: and a practice section complete with detailed instructions and diagrams. This book deals with the digestive system in three sections. The first covers the physiology of digestion, the psychology of hunger and eating, and the ayurvedic and yogic view of digestion and food habits.
The second section describes the patho-physiology and yogic management of a variety of digestive disorders from simple wind and indigestion to nagging acidity, annoying constipation and piles, distressing diarrhoea and dysentery, with special reference to diet.The third section deals with the yogic practices needed to remove digestive disorders and keep the digestive system in good health. Clear instructions and diagrams for each practice are given, which even a beginner can follow.
The text was written by a qualified and experienced doctor in this field under the guidance of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. A medical doctor by profession and an Australian by Birth, Dr.Swami Shankardevananda met Swami Satyananda Saraswati in 1974 and evinced keen interest in blending alchemically the science of Yoga and medicine into a unified system. Pursuing his interest in yoga he travels around the world and teaches yoga. He has also authored another Book “The Effects Of Yoga on Hypertension”.