Yoga for All: Discovering the True Essence of Yoga

by Hansaji J. Yogendra

  1. ISBN: 978-93-530-4085-7
  2. Pages: 296 pages
  3. Date: 20 July 2018


Written by one of India’s foremost yoga gurus, Hansaji J. Yogendra, Yoga for All is the most comprehensive book on the subject. Hansaji helms The Yoga Institute, a 100-year-old organization that has been at the forefront of the modern yoga renaissance.

Often, yoga is equated with the physical practices such as asanas, pranayamas and kriyas, but in Yoga for All, Hansaji revisits the idea of yoga and presents it in an all-inclusive role where the person is considered in totality. The book brings forth the joy, freshness and wholesomeness of yoga, and repositions the traditional techniques of yoga in a new and unique dimension. This approach and techniques are taught at the Institute and has benefitted its disciples, including renowned celebrities.

The book makes yoga easy for all irrespective of gender, body type, ability or age. Many traditional practices are enriched with variations specially designed by the author to address the needs of a sincere seeker. This book is useful for both beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. The pictorial representations of different yoga postures are supplemented with easy-to-follow instructions to suit the modern yoga practitioner.

This book depicts the integration of ethical and spiritual values within the physical practices of yoga, which is the exceptional contribution of yoga guru Dr Jayadeva Yogendra. It also integrates a timeless, value-based philosophy into techniques of yoga making it a unique contribution to the treasures of yoga treatises. These techniques seek to inculcate a deep transformation within the psyche. This book is an enriching journey of wellness of the body, mind and spirit.


Hansaji J. Yogendra, a charismatic personality, is the director of The Yoga Institute, the world’s oldest organized yoga centre. She is the leading face of householder yoga and has transformed the lives of millions by conducting free counselling sessions as well as over one lakh theoretical and practical sessions of yoga till date. Being at the forefront of the yoga fraternity for over five decades, her significant contributions in areas like yoga education, research, experiential learning, standardization of yoga practices, upliftment of society, communication via television/digital medium as well as numerous books authored by her have been widely recognized. She has headed significant research projects, reports of which have been published in various forms. She also serves as yoga expert to many prestigious organizations and government committees and has bagged numerous awards and accolades. She has brought about key revolutionary changes in the field of yoga by spreading yoga education especially for women. An inspiring teacher, she remains a beacon of hope and a messenger of goodwill to millions from all over the world who flock to the institute to learn yoga under her guidance. Hansaji is the only lady yoga guru conferred with the privilege of sharing the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first International Yoga Day on 21 June 2015.

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