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Yoga Over Forty by Nancy Phelan and Michael Volin
1965 First Edition
Hardcover Book no Dust Jacket
Harper & Row Publisher
165 pages
Illustrated
Measures 8.5 x 6 inches Weighs 13 ounces

Condition: Clean tight book. Cloth boards are blemished slightly with age. Spine cloth is lightly frayed. Sturdy well made book. Interior is clean, illustrations are bright.

CONTENTS & ILLUSTRATIONS LIST:

Contents
PART ONE
Yoga and Ageing
INTRODUCTION
I ATTITUDES TO AGE
The Western attitude to age: Yoga's attitude to
age: Delaying age, by science or yoga: Physio-
logical and numerical age: Importance of
endocrinal glands.
'3
6
2 PHYSICAL CONDITIONS COMMON IN MIDDLE AGE 24
Stress and worry: Ulcers: Heart conditions:
Loss of rhythm: Constipation: Excess weight:
Stiffness of joints: Arthritis, rheumatism,
sciatica: Backache: Insomnia: Prolapse: En-
largement of prostate gland: Loss of vital
energy: Varicose veins: Haemorrhoids: Con-
ditions in feet and ankles: Deterioration of skin,
tissues and muscles: Loss of relative strength.
3 MENTAL CONDITIONS COMMON IN MIDDLE AGE
Depression: Lack of confidence: Failing memory
and powers of concentration: Fear: Retirement:
Yoga and the power of mind in illness.
4 DIET
Diet: Liquids: Alcohol: Tobacco: Fasting
5 CARE OF THE BODY
Purification: Seasonal purification: Care of the
body: Sunbaths: Air baths: Oil baths: Teeth:

Cleaning the tongue: Care of the eyes: Sunning
the eyes: Bathing the eyes: Seeing: Care of the
hair: Care of the ears: Sleep: Rest and relaxation.
6
SEX IN MIDDLE AGE
Prolonging the creative part of life: Change of
life in women: Change of life in men: Sub-
limation of energies: Transmuting of energies.
7
THE DIFFERENT PATHS OF YOGA
PART TWO
Physical and Mental Training
69
76
8 BREATHING 83
The yoga breath: Breathing techniques and
cycles: Slowing down body and mind through
breath: Accumulation and preservation of vital
energy through breath: The use of breath in
healing.
9 PRELIMINARY EXERCISES
Limbering -up movements: Exercises for poor
circulation: Exercises and slow movements to
preserve firmness of flesh and prevent sagging
muscles: Exercises for spine, stomach, waist and
hips, bust, legs, arms and back.
Io ASANAS (BODILY POSITIONS)
Savasana
Inverted Poses:
Shoulderstand or Candle Position
Half Shoulderstand or Half Candle
Pose of Tranquillity
Sitting Poses:

Easy Pose 117
Pose of an Adept H7
Half -Lotus 117
Lotus Position
Diamond Pose
Pose of a Frog
Pose of a Child
Pose of a Hare
Pose of a Hero
Pose of a Lion
Dangerous Pose
Toga-mudra
Aswini-mudra
Vajroli-mudra
Head of a Cow
Balancing Poses:
Pose of a Tree,
Variations
Pose of an Eagle
Angular Pose
Stretching Cycle:
Arch Gesture
Variations (6)
Star Pose
Plough Pose
Head -to -Knee Pose
Pose of an Archer
Little Twist
Spinal Twist
Sideways Swing
Pose of a Fish
Cobra
Locust
Pose of a Camel
Pose of a Cat
Knees -to -Stomach

Headstand
Abdominal Cycle:
Uddiyana (stomach contractions)
Digestive cycle
i i Exercises and techniques for preservation of
eyes, teeth, ears, hair, face and neck.
12 MENTAL TRAINING
APPENDIX
Advanced and strenuous poses not included in
main text, demonstrated by pupils in the forties,
fifties and sixties.

TABLE of asanas and exercises for slowing down
ageing and improving various conditions. i 6o
Some of the methods of delaying age included in this book
are techniques of avatara yoga (see page I 8), and have not, to
our knowledge, been published before.
Illustrations
The following plates will be found in a group after
page 96:
1 Shoulder Stand or Candle
2 Half -shoulder Stand or Half Candle
3 Pose of Tranquillity (Triangular Pose)
4 Choking Pose
5 Pose of an Adept
6 Half -lotus
7 Lotus Position
8 Diamond Pose
9 Pose of a Frog
10 Pose of a Child
i i Pose of a Hare
12 Pose of a Hero
13 Pose of a Lion
14 Vajroli mudra
15 Head of a Cow Pose
16 Balancing
17 Pose of a Tree
18 Pose of an Eagle
19 Angular Pose
2 0 Arch Gesture
21 Stretching—cross-legged
22 Head to Knee

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