‘Yoga for Women’ might not be the ultimate piece of work on Yoga but it is an excellent one.
This is the first book, which is exclusively for women.
Toiletries, linen, machines and medicines, yes. But books on Yoga? No way.
The book begins with a very interesting preface.
Soon, we arrive where should have, a complete treatise on this ancient art.
Yoga is the thing in today’s stressful world.
The author deals with the subject systematically.
First, the history, then the basis, and followed by complete discipline.
What is so special about the book?
The style! It is not one of those cut and dry edicts.
It is written in a very friendly tone and at the end of each ‘asana’ there is a friendly tip.
The entire journey through life is covered in catchy captions like troublesome teenage, moonlit marriage years etc.
No doubt about the expertise of the author, yet the tone of the book is that of an intimate friend sitting across the room gently guiding you at every step.
One can almost hear the advice in a soft and soothing voice. The segment on pregnancy is very useful.
Gone are the days of natural process of delivery.
Now a day, it’s complete bed rest and then operation.
The gestation period has been divided into semesters and dealt with systematically.
There are two courses to follow, normal delivery and caesarean section.
Menopause and ageing years follow.
Each phase of a woman’s life is dealt with utmost care and love.
It’s like somebody holding your hand and guiding you through difficult maze.
The author has a wonderful command over language.
A difficult subject like Yoga is dealt with serious philosophy, yet ground realities are not ignored.
There is always an undercurrent of pleasant humour.
This book is a must on the worktable of upwardly mobile young ladies of today.
They will find a friend, philosopher and guide between its covers. The artwork is soothing and printing faultless.
About the book:
Name: Yoga for Women
Author: Meghna Virk Bains
Price: INR 120