This is the first and only scientific text especially written for women by a women, Smt. Sitadevi, to guide the gentle sex in their study of Yoga. She is the medical practitioner-in charge of the ladies' section at The Yoga Institute of Santa Cruz. The Curse has been evolved after 50 years of clinical and laboratory investigations to suit the essential requirements of women.
"Mrs. Sitadevi understand Yoga herself and is able to make others understand it too."
- Illustrated Weekly of India
" The first Indian lady to pioneer in the field of Yoga who has proved that Yoga can be practiced and perfected by women."
"The first book ever to be written on the secret practices of Yoga by a women for women. It is still the only text."
" Indeed a characteristic of the book is the uplifting of the mental and spiritual natures which these exercises will bring about."
- New Health
"Smt. Sitadevi has been invited by the Women's Health Federation of America as an official delegate at the World Health Welfare Congress in appreciation of her contribution to health literature adapted to her sex."
- The Sunday Standard
About the Author:
" That thousands of people the world over continue to benefit from the rionecring work of the Founder of The Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz, Shri Yogendraji, is in a large measure due to the love, devotion and unswerving loyalty of his life partner, Smt. Sita Devi. Founder has himself paid tribute to her saying " Without Sita, the Institute's work would not have been possible."
Smt. Sita Devi yogendra was born on 1st June 1912. She was married to Shri Yogendraji on 29th September 1927. She is the mother to two sons and is successfully combining the yoga way of life along with her several duties as an able homemaker.
"It is highly appropriate that Smt. Sita Devi Yogendra is affectionately addressed simply as "Mother" by all who meet her, since this word has been time-hallowed as signifying the best, most dignified example of life of love, care and self-sacrifice for the sake of husband and children, and also the whole community."
She was introduced to Yoga soon after her marriage and absorbed sufficient knowledge and technique of Yoga in two years time. She was then made the Secretary-Treasurer of the Institute and has been in charge of the ladies section. She came in contact with Dr. John W. Fox who give her elementary knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical care.
The Author started contributing articles to the journal Yoga from its very inception and continued to contribute articles to The Journal of The yoga Institute and Classic Yoga International. Her first work appeared under the title Easy Pastures for Women, which went through various editions. This was thoroughly revised later and then was presented in a new edition of which the present work is a reprint.
All the cases referred to in this book were treated personally by her and the results were accepted as successful even by the medical profession. She has treated over five thousand cases and knows enough about the science of yoga for personal health and self-improvement.
Yoga Physical Education for Women has been bailed the world over as the first authoritative book on yoga for women written by a woman. It has been translated in several languages.
Back of the Book:
All yoga practises do not apply with equal benefit to women. Scientific researches conducted at the Yoga Institute of Santacruz for the past 70 years may reveal how some of the yoga processes may prove harmful to a beginner from amongst the fair sex.
Yoga Physical Education for Women is a course evolved after decades of clinical and laboratory research to suit the special needs of women. Written for women by a woman, Smt. Sitadevi, the medical practitioner in charge of the ladies section of the Institute, the books the first text to guide women in their study of Yoga.
It deals with physical education in relation to health to and outlines yoga psychosomatics for treatment of diseases though homeostasis. Overweight, diet, sex, painless childbirth, neurasthenia relaxation and mental health are some of the problems dealt with in the light of Yoga.
"Her book merits attention of all intelligent girls and women who value their health of body and mind." - Daily Herald
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