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Author: Shri Yogendra
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): John W . Fox
Publisher: The Yoga Institute
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185053138
The book is so simple, lucid and clear that it ought to decorate the nook-shelves of all homes, schools, colleges, universities and educational Institutes.
Human beings are, by and large, immensely ignorant about their physical body with its complexity and immense potentiality. The physical, the mental, the emotional and the spiritual man hides within its frame. And yet we do not have even a slight idea of the greatness, grandeur and glory that the human organism is capable of.
It would seem that we are all in reality kings and yet go about like beggars seeking and accumulating pebbles rather than pearls from the shores of life.
This small book opens its doors to other literature on the subject of Yoga, which alone can restore sanity and sense, in the world gone crazy over insignificant values.
For the world of the future, the official publications of The Yoga Institute including this work, have been microfilmed and sealed in the archives of the Crypt of Civilization "the greatest historical project in the world today" which is to remain inviolate until the year 8113A.D.
These works have been "selected by a committee of experts as the world's most authentic sources of knowledge contained in books", and so preserved for 6000 years hence by Oglethorpe University of America through their remarkable scientific project of the Crypt.
The Yoga Institute not only pioneered the scientific Yoga renaissance over eight decades ago, but also serves as the guiding international link between the ancient scientific Yoga Culture and the generations of the future.
"It is largely the result of the efforts of The Yoga Institute that Yoga has come to be gradually recognized as a positive science and that modern medical sciences are beginning to acknowledge the merits of certain aspects of Yoga hygiene.
The book under review presents in a scientific and yet popular style the Yoga way to right living upon a physiological basis. The subject has been stripped of superfluous technicalities and has been harmonized with modern conceptions of personal hygiene.
Besides their hygienic import in the daily life of a layman the therapeutic merits of Yoga processes in the treatment of chronic and functional diseases have also been evaluated with scientific and clinical corroborations."
List of Illustrations
CHAPTER I. IDEALS OF YOGA HYGIENE
Hygiene : A Religious Observance
Cultural Effects of Yoga Health Ideals
Disease : A Physical Sin
The Sixfold Purpose of yoga Hygiene
(a)The Removal of Disease
(a) The Purification of the Body
(c) The Maintenance of Physical Efficiency
(f) Moral and Spiritual Elevation
The Yogin : A Hygienic Curiosity
CHAPTER II. POSSIBILITIES OF ETERNAL YOUTH
Causes of Old Age
A Few Demonstrations of Organic Control
Art of Rejuvenation
Yoga Outlook on Death
CHAPTER III. CARE OF THE TEETH, MOUTH, TONGUE, EAR. AND AIR SINUSES
The Teeth and the Mouth
(a) The Tooth-brush
(b) The Dentifrice
(c) The Mouth-wash
The Frontal Air Sinuses
Therapeutic Value of Kapalabhati
Yoga Facial Hygiene
CHAPTER IV. CARE OF THE NOSE
Importance of Nasal Cleansing
Various Methods of Nasal Cleansing
(b)Reverse Process of Water-snuffing
© Siddha Jalaneti
Allied Curative Process
Yoga Nasal Hygiene
CHAPTER V. CARE OF THE EYE
The Real Eye
The Sun and Moon Gazing
(a) The Nasal Gaze
(b) The Eyebrow Gaze
© The Right-shoulder Gaze
(d) The Left-shoulder Gaze
Yoga Ocular Hygiene
CHAPTER VI. CARE OF THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS
The Five Food Laboratories.
(a) The Mouth or the Mill
(b) The Stomach or the Mixing Plant
© The Small Intestines or Absorbing Chamber
(d) The Liver or the Refinery
(e) The Colon or the Waste Disposal Sytem
Uniformity of Causes in Disease
Responsibilities of the Stomach
Vamandhouti or Autolavage
Physiologic Effects of Autolavage
Clinical Reports on Vamanadhouti
Some Useful Suggestions
Other Yoga Accessories
Yoga Stomach Hygiene
CHAPTER VII CARE OF THE INTESTINES
Methods of Elimination
Postures for Abating Constipation
Stretching of the Abdominal Muscles
(a) Sakticalana Mudra
(b) Uddiyana bandha
(a) Favourable Positions for Enema
(b)Use of Uddiyana in Enema
S-ray Investigations on Basti
False Antiperistaltic Hypothesis
Yoga Colon Hygiene