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The "Leader” (Allahabad), Saturday, April 7, 1928. “SURYA NAMASKARS” At a time when the question of Physical Culture is receiving increasing attention, the publication of a Book like “Surya Namaskars" by the culturel Chief of Aundh, will be specially welcomed. Every Namaskar is concerned with the following eight parts of the body: forehead, chest, legs and feet, arms and hands, knees, eight vocal organs and mind and will. The book contains directions for the performance of Namaskars which are accom panied with helpful illustrations. The Author has given a scientific explanation of how the various exercises and the utter ance of the Beeja Mantras develop and strengthen different parts and organs of the body and purify the system. This por tion of the book will be found of absorbing interest. The Chief of Aundh testifies to the benefit he has derived from this ancient system of exercise which costs nothing and is easy to practise. This exercise is beneficial to women also. He has introduced it in the schools of his State. One of the chief merits of Surya Namaskar is, he observes, that it is best adapted to group exercise or exercise en masse.' "The Times of India", (Bombay) June 8, 1928. “Surya Namaskars," by Balasaheb Pant Prathinidhi, B.A. Chief of Aundh. (R. K. Kirlosker, Aundh) Re. 1. The Chief of Aundh is an enthusiastic physical culturist and he claims for the system described in this pamphlet the double advantage of providing the best and cheapest exercise, (for it is only one exercise in six movements) in the whole world. He attributes to this exercise, practised in conjunction with the repition of certain "mantras," the enviable health he has enjoyed since 1908, when he began to do Surya Namaskar. Perhaps he is right and his wonderful health is due to Namaskar cum Mantras, perhaps it is due to the rigorously Spartan regimen (described on pp. 52.55) observed by him. Any way the Surya Namaskara, which is akin to the "zor" or "dand”