Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king.
Here are some good books and articles related to Yoga, Meditation, Love, Sex, etc, which would help in achieving a drug free and healthy living:
Here is a valuable book - 'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali' which provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation.
The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters.
Here is a good book on Hatha Yoga, 'Hatha Yoga Pradipika of Swatmarama' by Swami Shailendra Sharma who comes in the lineage of great immortal Yogi Babaji.
This book describes in detail about all steps towards self realization. It can also be called a Manual of Kriya Yoga for advanced practitioners.In India, get this book here.
Here is an excellent book namely 'Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha' by Swami Satyananda Saraswati who is the founder of the internationally acclaimed 'Bihar School of Yoga' and a disciple of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh.
'Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha' is recognised internationally as one of the most systematic Yoga manuals today. Since its first publication by the Bihar School of Yoga in 1969 it has been reprinted seventeen times and translated into many languages.
Now this book is used in ashrams, centres and Yoga schools in many countries as a standard textbook for teachers and students alike.
Here is a wonderful book from Osho's discourses - 'From Medication to Meditation' written in a language that is fresh, profound, entertaining and understandable for all those who wonder whether meditation can help them enjoy better health and a greater sense of well-being.
This book clearly exposes the connection between your 'state of mind' and the state of your health.
In the foreword, which is a talk by Osho given to the Medical Association in India, he paints his vision of a healthier and more whole future when he says:
"…every hospital will have a department of meditation. It should happen. Then we will be able to treat man as a whole. The body will be taken care of by the doctors, the mind by the psychologists, and the soul by meditation.
The day the hospitals accept man as a whole, as a totality, and then treat him as such, will be a day of rejoicing for mankind. I request you to think in that direction so that this day will come soon."In India, get this book here.
Here is another good book from Osho's discourses - 'Meditation for Busy People' which reveals the following facts:
Nobody needs meditation more than people who have no time to meditate. These busy people may have tried meditation but given it up, as it seems so difficult to integrate into a hectic lifestyle.
Most traditional meditation techniques were developed thousands of years ago for people living very different lives from the lives we live today. Nowadays, very few people find it easy to just sit down and relax.
'Meditation for Busy People' is filled with methods that can easily be integrated into everyday life. A morning commute becomes a centering exercise, and the street noises outside an apartment window in the city become an aid, rather than a distraction, to find the silent space within.In India, get this book here.
Again here is a bombshell from Osho - 'The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within'. This book is a comprehensive and practical guide in which the secrets of the ancient science of Tantra become available to a contemporary audience for the first time.
Confined to small, hidden mystery schools for centuries, and often misunderstood and misinterpreted today, Tantra is not just a collection of techniques to enhance sexual experience.
As Osho shows in these pages, it is a complete science of self-realization, based on the cumulative wisdom of centuries of exploration into the meaning of life and consciousness. Tantra - the very word means 'technique' -is a set of powerful, transformative tools that can be used to bring new meaning and joy to every aspect of our daily lives.
Here is an excellent Osho's title - 'Meditation: The First and Last Freedom'.
This book is the most comprehensive guide available to all the Osho Active Meditations, plus a variety of other techniques.
Osho shows that meditation is not a spiritual discipline separate from everyday life in the real world. In essence, it is simply the art of being aware of what is going on inside and around us.
Love and Sex
Here is one Osho's masterpiece title - 'Sex Matters: From Sex to Superconsciousness' where he demystifies sex completely.
This book - 'Sex Matters' begins by deconstructing the layers of sexual repression that the condemnation of sex has inflicted on human.
Throughout 'Sex Matters' - in response to questions about everything from jealousy to premature ejaculation, the role of intimacy and the differences between men and women - Osho proposes a vision that embraces sex as a fundamental gift from nature.
We learn how orgasm offers a glimpse of timelessness, thoughtlessness, and pure awareness - biology's way of pointing toward the consciousness that helps us to understand ourselves.
Osho explains the beauty of Sufism in his masterpiece 'Sufis: The People of the Path' - Volume 1. A miserable man has past and future, a man who lives in bliss has only the moment, this moment. He, the Sufi, lives in the 'now'.
In this book he also sheds much light on autoeroticism, homosexuality, heterosexuality and celibacy.
Here is a good book 'The Multi-Orgasmic Woman' which combines ancient Eastern wisdom with Western knowledge to provide the sexual secrets that every woman needs to know.
This is co-written by Mantak Chia, a famous Taoist Master and Rachel Carlton Abrams M.D., a family practice physician specializing in women’s health and sexuality.In India, get this book here.
Grand Master Mantak Chia is best known for his teaching Taoist practices. He co-authored a highly informative book 'The Multi-Orgasmic Man' which is about how a man can experience multiple orgasms without ejaculation and dramatically enhance his sexual relationship.
* This may not be available in all the countries or may be out of print.
In this book he teaches few powerful exercises which require patience and sincere practice.
Here is another classic work on human sexuality, 'The Multi-Orgasmic Couple' co-written by Mantak Chia.
Dr. Arnold Kegel was a Californian gynecologist who developed Kegel exercises in 1948 to control incontinence in women following childbirth.
The main purpose of Kegel exercises is to strengthen the PC muscle in the pelvic floor.
Devices for Kegel exercises
Nowadays Kegel devices are available in the market to achieve better results. These are recommended by physical therapists and physicians.
And these devices strengthen the PC muscle and are appropriate for incontinence and sexual health.
Some of them may not be available in all the countries.