Physical education, as it is understood today, is comparatively a very recent development. Yet its potentialities and the impact upon the total education of the modern ma n are being realised more and more and Physical Education is assuming an ever increasing importance in the current educational programmes.
But physical education is only a means to an end. The end product, that is the quality of education, depends primarily on the principles which form its basis. With the passage of time and the development of the human consciousness by the unfolding of newer and newer truths in the terrestrial life, these principles also undergo enlarging mutations and those working in this field must keep themselves abreast with these progressive trends so that the quality of the results may be constantly improved.
Each age brings its own Truth which must be implemented in every sphere of life for its assured growth and fulfilment. Today, it is the Ideal and the Message of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother that are shaping the new world. Every individual with an open mind and forward look sees in this teaching the only way to shape the present and build the future in a meaningful direction.
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have, in their exhaustive writings, touched upon all the main problems of man. They have thrown their beacon lights in the fields of education also where Physical Education gets its due share. This volume has been compiled from their various writings, message given on various occasions and answers to earnest queries.
It is not that all lthat Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have said on the subject has been included in this book. Whatever lies still to be gathered and the new message that may be found will be added in the next edition.
The topics have been arranged subjectwise, as far as possible, and references are added at the end to facilitate the study of the original and complete writings.
It is hoped that those working in the field of physical Education would find in this volume a ready source of inspiration for their work and fresh experiments in its course.
|2||Perfection of the Body||7|
|3||The Divine Body||21|
|5||The Power of the Instruments||50|
|Words of the Master|
|(Extracts from Letters)|
|The Process of Physical Transformation||67|
|Parts of the Physical||71|
|Resistance in the Physical||71|
|Sadhana and Sports||74|
|1||The Science of Living||87|
|2||Four Austerities and Four Liberations||92|
|6||Sadhana in the Body||109|
|7||The Integral Freedom||0|
|9||Do ot Waste Energy||117|
|11||To Understand with One's Body||121|
|13||Concentration and Dispersion||124|
|16||The Championship Badge||129|
|17||The Olympic Rings||130|
|18||Our Flag and the Cover||132|
|19||Messages on Different Occasions||133|
|(Questions and Answers)|
|1||On the Body|
|To Women about their Body||137|
|Awaking of the Body Consciousness||146|
|Consciousness of the Body||155|
|Aspiration of the Body||155|
|Disciplining the Body||159|
|Regarding the Body||161|
|Capacity of the Body and Transformation||162|
|Rigidity of the Body||166|
|Equality of the Body and the Soul||166|
|2||Fasting and Recoupment of Energy||168|
|4||Fear, Illness and Pain||173|
|5||Diseases and Accidents||197|
|10||Sports and Physical Education||216|
|11||To Captains and Instructors||217|
|12||To Group Members||226|
|1||The Body Natural||231|
|2||Regarding the Body||233|
|3||Body, the Occult Agent||236|
|4||Value of Gymnastics, Mental or Other.||238|
Item Code: NAL344 Author: Sri Aurobindo Cover: Paperback Edition: 2002 Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry ISBN: 9788170584414 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch Pages: 270 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 380 gms