Yoga is a complete science with universal value system and a comprehensive philosophy that promotes the health and harmony of an individual in relation to society at large.
The practice of yoga imparts health, well-being, strength of character and peace of mind even to a lay practitioner. Integrity, courage, fearlessness, focus, sincerity, a pleasing personality and self-awareness are qualities bestowed upon the practitioners. It shows the path of self-realization for the more advanced Sādhaka.
The book is as relevant for the common man as for the highly evolved seer. It gives a very detailed methodology for over 45+ āsana s with its variations and various modifications to experience the desired effects; sequences and practical hints for all kinds and levels of practitioners. It includes the use of wall, strap, table, stool, bolsters, blankets found in all households to give the desired effects in the āsana s. There are 7 Chapters dedicated to Śavāsana, Prānāyāma concluding with Dhyāna.
BKS Iyengar is considered one of the foremost Yoga teachers in the world. He is the author of over 30 books on yoga and 'Ārogya Yoga' will surely lead the reader to a healthy life.