Yoga Girl 1955

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    M/S of a girl wearing traditional Indian costume, meditating. C/U shot of the girl's face as she meditates. High angle shot of the top of the girl's head as she meditates. Camera tilts down to show her bodily position. She is Rahnee Motie and she will 'demonstrate the mastery of the mind' over body. "After her mind has been "conditioned" by meditation, Rahnee becomes impervious to pain."

    M/S of Ms Motie as she walks towards 'a seat of nails' - a concrete circle filled with six inch nails with the sharp side up. M/S of Ms Motie sitting on the nails. C/U shot of Ms Motie sitting on nails. M/S of Ms Motie's face showing no signs of pain while sitting on nails. Camera tilts down to her embroidered oriental slippers.

    C/U shot of the nails as Ms Motie gets up to stand barefoot on them. C/U shot of Ms Motie's feet on nails. Cut to another girl finishing a bed of swords and moving away. High angle C/U shot of Ms Motie's feet as she steps off the nails. M/S of Ms Motie walking towards the bed of swords. M/S of Ms Motie standing in front of the bed of swords. C/U shot of Ms Motie's face as she concentrates for the next task.

    M/S of Ms Motie lying on the bed of swords. C/U shot of Ms Motie's upper body as the assistant girl helps her to lie on the swords. M/S of Ms Motie's head and upper body as she rests on the bed of swords. M/S of the assistant standing above Ms Motie. C/U shot of Ms Motie's head while resting on swords.

    M/S of the assistant moving towards Ms Motie. C/U shot of Ms Motie's head rising to make way for the assistant to place an apple between her neck and the sword. As Ms Motie lowers her neck back towards the sword the apple is cut in half. Sword is indeed very sharp. C/U shot of the two halves of the apple on the grass.

    Yoga.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1155
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    31.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:59:00 / 01:18:48:00
    Canister:
    CP 026
    Sort Number:
    CP 026
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