New York: Paperback Library, 1970. 2nd Printing. 12mo, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Reprint edition of this practical introduction to Hatha yoga (originally published in 1959), geared towards Americans feeling the strains of the postwar social compact and looking for alternatives: "We do not like to face unpleasant facts. We are only too ready to listen to the apostles of posivitism with their programs of wishful thinking, ego inflation, self-hypnosis, and so-called 'right-thinking,' but it is going to take a much more realistic approach to effect any worthwhile change in ourselves" (from the introduction). With 50 black-and-white photos illustrating poses, each given its proper name in Sanskrit, and with a list of further books on yoga. Small nick to bottom edge of upper wrap, text embrowned. Near fine. Item #169