"Written by a experienced spiritual practitioner, the book gives an authentic overview of the subject in accordance with tradition, with an emphasis on the practical aspects ...will certainly provide a useful overview of the yoga techniques while giving practical hints to their practice." Prabhuddha Bharata. "The metods presented in this book follow the tradition from which all the four yogic paths of Raja, karma, Jnana and Bhakti stem out...Yogas are som well explained that even a lay reader will have little difficulty in grasping and understanding the techniques to control the mind..." The astrological magazine
Swami Vishnudevananda (1927 1993), a disciple of Swami Sivananda, was the founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. He established the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course, a unique program that allowed the trainees to incorporate the teachings of yoga into their daily lives. His book The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga is considered to be the bible for yoga practitioners.
Swami Vishnudevananda was a Karma Yogi and a peace activist who flew on several peace missions over places of conflict, bombarding wartorn areas with flowers and pamphlets while repeating the peace Mantra: Om Namo Narayanaya. He created the Om Namo Narayanaya bank in the Himalayas, hoping to bring positive vibrations to the whole world. Although he left his body on 9 November 1993, his legacy and energy still shine throughout the organization, the centres and ashrams of which have spread all over the world, training over 30,000 teachers.