The book "Foundations of Contemporary Yoga and Yoga Therapy" written by the well known author Professor R.H. Singh, is a comprehensive write-up on the present status of Contemporary Yoga. The book precisely outlines the evolution of the Science of Yoga from antiquity to the modern world. The Foundation of Yoga are laid in three principal ancient texts of pre-Buddhist age namely the Early Upanisads, the Bhagwadgita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
The Science and Art of Yoga as conceived in foundation texts appear to have been influenced to a notable extent down the ages by the teachings of Jainism, Buddhism and certain other religious philosophies, followed by the serious attempts of Shri Shankara to reiterate the Upanishadic thoughts through the teachings of Vedanta.
In contemporary times the discipline of Yoga adopted a global shape with scientific temper and trends of social applications. The Contemporary Indian thinkers like Swami Vivekananda, Shri Aurobindo, and Mahatma Gandhi developed Yoga as a social movement for the benefit of society at large.
The health promoting and therapeutical applications of Yoga practices are the most pertinent side benefits of this fast reviving ancient science which could of larger interest. And hence the present volume adds special chapters on Yoga Physiology & Yoga Therapy. The author of this book who is a teacher, physician and an activist in this field has succeeded in presenting an authentic write-up on Yoga in its totality. The book describes the ancient concepts and contemporary trends adequately illustrated with references from ancient scriptures and with scientific data on recent studies.