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Can a man of my type at the age of 45 enter into the Hatha Yogic practices? How can I get full vigour and vitality at this stage?

Yes. You must have sincerity, earnestness, faith, vigour and vitality. You must proceed
cautiously, step by step. Over-exertion should be avoided. The Yogic practices will give you
success if you observe Mouna, Mitahara and practice of Japa and meditation. Success in Asan,
Pranayam, etc., depends upon the constitution. There are different exercises to suit different
If you want vigour and vitality, become a true Brahmachari from this very moment. Be
established in mental and physical Brahmacharya. Take Sattvic food. Develop Vairagya. Study
my book “Practice of Brahmacharya”. You will find practical exercises there for keeping up

From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda

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