Book Review

Celebration of a Yogic Life By: Sadhakas of The Yoga Instit0 Pub: The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East, Mumbai First Edition 2012 Paperback, INR 100/- Celebration of a Yogic Life, a very inspiring book, profiles the life of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra, the son of Shri Yogendra and his wife and partner Sita Devi. Shri Yogendra was the father of the modern yoga renaissance and Founder of the Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz (E.), Mumbai, the oldest Institute of its kind in the world, founded in 1918. Born on April 27, 1929, the first born of two sons, Dr. Jayadeva has lived an extraordinary life. He grew up in the Institute; his environment and influences were steeped in yoga from the very beginning. He was totally surrounded by the yoga lifestyle. As a quiet, reflective boy, he spent considerable time pondering the principles and practices of yoga. He completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan under Mumbai University. In the early 1950s, he was asked by Shri Yogendra to organize various educational and training programs. He has contributed many innovations to yoga education. For example, he introduced “the methodology of teaching yoga to different groups with specially customized syllabi and programs.”  Dr. Jayadeva has authored eight books and participated in numerous research studies and publications, beginning in 1951. He is the editor of the monthly journal of The Yoga Institute – ‘Yoga and Total Health’ for the past 51 years.
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