‘The Yoga Buzz’, a short weekly column in the popular paper ‘Bahrain this Week, is a result of the author’s passion for the Science of Yoga and love of writing.

The Yoga Handbook is an assimilation of some of her writings over the last five years. It has been conceptualized as ‘an easy read’, which gives relevant yet compact knowledge of Yoga.

The content created in the book is with the aim of going through it as a page or two a day, almost like ‘thoughts for the day.’ Apart from the philosophy and history of Yoga it covers about 60 cultural asanas, the essential breathing and cleansing techniques with an introduction to mudras, bandhas, shad chakras, meditation and the role of a yogic diet and its importance on one’s physical and mental health.

There is no replacement for getting guidance from a competent teacher as one gets initiated into Yogic practices. This manuscript provides general information and techniques for expanding one’s knowledge and evolution for personal growth.

Neelanjana Bharadwaj