The book "Encyclopaedia of Yoga for Common Diseases" has aptly described in detail how some diseases at present pose a major challenge to life and longevity. Just as business management is most important, whether it is hotel or hospital, household or industry, the correct management of all the organs of our body is essential. The key organ that works non-stop from birth to death al the 24 hours is the heart. For the heart to be healthy one must entertain healthy thoughts in the mind, and adopt yogic way of life. In fact, holistic health is essential for one to have a healthy heart.
In the treatment of many diseases, unnecessary medication is discouraged, as most drugs have harmful side effects. As a cure the book "Encyclopaedia of Yoga for Common Diseases", prescribes yoga in its entirety. Hatha Yoga for the body, Raja Yoga for the mind and Gnana Yoga for scaling spiritual heights. The yoga in its entirety has been detailed in the book.
The books stress the important role of Asanas practiced with Pranayama. Asanas without pranayama degenerate into mere physical jerks. Yogasanas not only aim at strengthening the inner organs like the heart, the lungs, digestive organs, and endocrine glands but also bring about development of body and mind with regular practice of yogasanas with pranayama most ailments can be nipped in the bud.