A History of Yoga

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Author: Vivian Worthington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 071009258X

Category: Yoga

Page: 153

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History of Yoga

Theory dominating the process of investigation into the history of ancient India, the volume traces the locus of the yogic sadhana of the earliest Vedic seers in the high Himalayas getting percolated throughout the rst of the country ...

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Author: Satya Prakash Singh

Publisher: Munshirm Manoharlal Pub Pvt Limited

ISBN: 8187586443

Category: History

Page: 848

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Description: History of Yoga is an attempt to trace the contours of origin and development of the discipline of yoga in all its possible remifications beginning from the Veda up till modern times. Long before Patanjali stood out as the greatest systematizer of the discipline, yoga had its origin undertaken to understand the mystery of creation of the universe and the individual both in their essence. In contravention of the Aryan Invasion. Theory dominating the process of investigation into the history of ancient India, the volume traces the locus of the yogic sadhana of the earliest Vedic seers in the high Himalayas getting percolated throughout the rst of the country gradually and leaving its remnants also in the Indus seals of the third millennium B>C> Being a product of total involvement of the personality of the Vedic seers in the task of investigation into the mystery of creation, the discipline has evolved into diverse paths such as bhakti, jnana, karma and meditation ranging from pure spiritual to the anatomical as is obvious in its hathayogic manifestation.

The Story of Yoga

Shearer's revealing history boasts a colorful cast of characters past and present, who tell an engaging tale of scholars and scandal, science and spirit, wisdom and waywardness. This is the untold story of yoga, warts and all.

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Author: Alistair Shearer

Publisher: Hurst & Company

ISBN: 9781787381926

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 384

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How did an ancient Indian spiritual discipline turn into a $20+ billion-a-year mainstay of the global wellness industry? What happened along yoga's winding path from the caves and forests of the sages to the gyms, hospitals and village halls of the modern West? This comprehensive history sets yoga in its global cultural context for the first time. It leads us on a fascinating journey across the world, from arcane religious rituals and medieval body-magic, through muscular Christianity and the British Raj, to the Indian nationalist movement and the arrival of yoga in the twentieth-century West. We discover how the practice reached its present-day ubiquity and how it became embedded in powerful social currents shaping the world's future, such as feminism, digital media, celebrity culture, the stress pandemic and the quest for an authentic identity in the face of unprecedented change. Shearer's revealing history boasts a colorful cast of characters past and present, who tell an engaging tale of scholars and scandal, science and spirit, wisdom and waywardness. This is the untold story of yoga, warts and all.

History of Yoga

Where are we today with Yoga, a dying phase or stronger than ever? and much, much more! By this book and learn this amazing journey.

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Author: Ramis Kachar

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798617288461

Category:

Page: 176

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The fascinating unknown history of this amazing popular practicePracticed by millions, loved by nations, but how many of us actually know the history of Yoga Yoga is part of a large majority of peoples lives and I'm sure if you don't practice you have come across it in one form or another. What Yoga 'is' or what it 'does' will most likely depend on who you ask and this was an issue when finding a book on the subject. Most Authors have been submerged Yoga enthusiasts all their lives and sometimes forgot that talking about in-depth philosophy, traditional terms and names without full explanation can get confusing for not so experienced or beginners in Yoga, there are other books out there that explore these areas in more detail. There was a demand for a clear historical time line of Yoga and this is what this book provides. It will allow you to follow the twists and turns from its historic routes before the word Yoga was even used, to modern western yoga which you may be more familiar with.Whether you are an experience Yoga enthusiast wanting a clear way to explain to your friend whats its all about without their eyes glaring over, or you are a beginner wanting to know what you're getting in to before your wonder journey begins, this is a must have book to add to your Yoga book collection.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Where it all began, not like you would expect The purpose of its creation and the people there at the begining Was Yoga always a good thing? The battle with religion, who won? from one there came many, how there came to being so many versions Yoga's journey from east to west, did it stay the same or did it change? Where are we today with Yoga, a dying phase or stronger than ever? and much, much more! By this book and learn this amazing journey.

A History of Modern Yoga

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Author: Elizabeth De Michelis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826487728

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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A Student s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

The book is aimed at university students taking courses in Comparative Religion and Philosophy and practitioners of yoga.

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Author: Peter Connolly

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 1845532368

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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The word yoga conjures up in the minds of many Westerners images of people performing exercises and adopting unusual, contortive postures. Such exercises and postures do have a place within the practice of yoga, but it is much more than that. Indeed, the early literature on yoga describes and defines it as a form of mental rather than physical discipline. Yoga is also associated with the Indian subcontinent and the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. This revised edition of a classic textbook concentrates on the evolution of yoga in the context of Indian culture, although the final chapters also explore its links with non-Indian mystical traditions and its developments outside India during the modern period. The book is aimed at both university students taking courses in comparative religion and philosophy and practitioners of yoga who seek to go beyond the activity and explore its spiritual dimensions. It presents yoga in the context of its historical evolution in India and explains the nature of its associations with various metaphysical doctrines. It also draws on a number of conceptual schemes designed to facilitate comparative study. Some of these are employed throughout the book to link the material from each chapter within a common framework. This edition incorporates revisions and expansions to most chapters and contains a new chapter on the future of modern yoga in the West.

The Truth of Yoga

Yoga is practiced by many millions of people worldwide and is celebrated for its mental, physical, and spiritual benefits. And yet, as Daniel Simpson reveals in The Truth of Yoga, much of what is said about yoga is misleading.

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Author: Daniel Simpson

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9780374722685

Category: Health & Fitness

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A succinct, approachable guide to the origins, development, key texts, concepts, and practices of yoga. Yoga is practiced by many millions of people worldwide and is celebrated for its mental, physical, and spiritual benefits. And yet, as Daniel Simpson reveals in The Truth of Yoga, much of what is said about yoga is misleading. For example, the word “yoga” does not always mean union. In fact, in perhaps the discipline’s most famous text—the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali—its aim is described as separation: isolating consciousness from everything else. And yoga is not five thousand years old, as is commonly claimed; the earliest evidence of practice dates back about twenty-five hundred years. (Yoga may well be older, but no one can prove it.) The Truth of Yoga is a clear, concise, and accessible handbook for the lay reader that draws upon abundant recent scholarship. It outlines these new findings with practitioners in mind, highlighting ways to keep traditions alive in the twenty-first century.

A Brief History of Yoga

In this refreshing tale of the history of yoga, the author unveils the true heart of the tradition. A Brief History of Yoga is essential reading for all those who care about the past and future evolution of yoga.

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Author: Ramesh Bjonnes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1881717631

Category:

Page: 152

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Yoga is growing in popularity all over the world today, yet misconceptions about its original purpose and ancient roots abound. In this refreshing tale of the history of yoga, the author unveils the true heart of the tradition. A Brief History of Yoga is essential reading for all those who care about the past and future evolution of yoga.

Tracing the Path of Yoga

Stuart Ray Sarbacker argues that yoga can be understood first and foremost as a discipline of mind and body that is represented in its narrative and philosophical literature as resulting in both numinous and cessative accomplishments that ...

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Author: Stuart Ray Sarbacker

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438481234

Category: Philosophy

Page: 451

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A comprehensive and theory-rich investigation of the history and philosophy of yoga, from its Indian origins to the contemporary context. Clear, accessible, and meticulously annotated, Tracing the Path of Yoga offers a comprehensive survey of the history and philosophy of yoga that will be invaluable to both specialists and to nonspecialists seeking a deeper understanding of this fascinating subject. Stuart Ray Sarbacker argues that yoga can be understood first and foremost as a discipline of mind and body that is represented in its narrative and philosophical literature as resulting in both numinous and cessative accomplishments that correspond, respectively, to the attainment of this-worldly power and otherworldly liberation. Sarbacker demonstrates how the yogic quest for perfection as such is situated within the concrete realities of human life, intersecting with issues of politics, economics, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as reflecting larger Indic religious and philosophical ideals. Stuart Ray Sarbacker is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University. He is the author of Samādhi: The Numinous and Cessative in Indo-Tibetan Yoga, also published by SUNY Press, and (with Kevin Kimple) The Eight Limbs of Yoga: A Handbook for Living Yoga Philosophy.

The Yoga Tradition

Feuerstein is a renowned yoga scholar and a tireless communicator, sharing his knowledge in more than two dozen books on the subject as well as translations of key yoga scriptures.

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Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935387588

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 514

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Feuerstein is a renowned yoga scholar and a tireless communicator, sharing his knowledge in more than two dozen books on the subject as well as translations of key yoga scriptures. Most Westerners have a limited understanding of what the term yoga, which means "union," implies. Feuerstein describes yoga as a "spectacularly multifaceted phenomena," and performs a truly yogic feat by combining commentary with translated Sanskrit teachings, history with theory, the spiritual with the practical, and the classical with the contemporary. He illuminates every facet and phase of yoga from its roots in shamanism to its connections to the complex and dynamic spirituality of India, especially yoga's relationship with Hinduism and Buddhism. Feuerstein explicates the different yogic schools and profiles key yoga teachers. Yoga is a vast and vital universe maintained over the centuries by the discipline and persistence of its practitioners, who strive to join the physical with the spiritual, the "individual self with the supreme Self." No more adept or comprehensive study of yoga aimed at a Western audience is to be found.

A History Of Yoga To Deepen Your Practice

There was a demand for a clear historical timeline of Yoga and this is what this book provides. This is a must-have book to add to your Yoga book collection.

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Author: Bertha Sgrignoli

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798743515585

Category:

Page: 104

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The practice of yoga is one that is deeply rooted in ancient history and tradition. People are often surprised to hear that the practice they have come to know and love began thousands of years ago, and was very different from your modern-day Vinyasa class. There was a demand for a clear historical timeline of Yoga and this is what this book provides. This is a must-have book to add to your Yoga book collection. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... ◆Where it all began, not as you would expect ◆The purpose of its creation and the people there at the beginning ◆Was Yoga always a good thing? ◆The battle with religion, who won? ◆from one there came many, how there came to be so many versions ◆Yoga's journey from east to west, did it stay the same, or did it change? ◆Where are we today with Yoga, a dying phase or stronger than ever? ◆and much, much more!

The Story of Yoga

How did an ancient Indian spiritual discipline turn into a GBP 20 billion-a-year mainstay of the global wellness industry?

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Author: Alistair Shearer

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789353057596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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How did an ancient Indian spiritual discipline turn into a GBP 20 billion-a-year mainstay of the global wellness industry? This comprehensive history sets yoga in its global cultural context for the first time. From arcane religious rituals and medieval body-magic, through muscular Christianity and the British Raj, to the Indian nationalist movement and the arrival of yoga in the twentieth-century West, we discover how the practice reached its present-day ubiquity and how it became embedded in powerful social currents shaping the world's future, such as digital media, celebrity culture, the stress pandemic and the quest for an authentic identity in the face of unprecedented change.

Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource, which frames and contextualises the rapidly expanding fields that explore yoga and meditative techniques.

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Author: Suzanne Newcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351050746

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource, which frames and contextualises the rapidly expanding fields that explore yoga and meditative techniques. The book analyses yoga and meditation studies in a variety of religious, historical and geographical settings. The chapters, authored by an international set of experts, are laid out across five sections: Introduction to yoga and meditation studies History of yoga and meditation in South Asia Doctrinal perspectives: technique and praxis Global and regional transmissions Disciplinary framings In addition to up-to-date explorations of the history of yoga and meditation in the Indian subcontinent, new contexts include a case study of yoga and meditation in the contemporary Tibetan diaspora, and unique summaries of historical developments in Japan and Latin America as well as an introduction to the growing academic study of yoga in Korea. Underpinned by critical and theoretical engagement, the volume provides an in-depth guide to the history of yoga and meditation studies and combines the best of established research with attention to emerging directions for future investigation. This handbook will be of interest to multidisciplinary academic audiences from across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

The Yoga Tradition

It is considered the CLASSIC text on Yoga practice and history.

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Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781935387398

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 544

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A unique reference work from the foremost writer on Yoga today, THE YOGA TRADITION surveys the 5,000-year history of Hindy, Buddhistm, Jaina, and Sikh Yoga, featuring full and partial translations of numerous key scriptures and over 200 illustrations. It is considered the CLASSIC text on Yoga practice and history.

Yoga

Yoga The history & 12 basic postures represent a brief history of Yoga as a modern practice and in the second part of the book the 12 basic postures of Yoga are described in a photographic and detailed manner.

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Author: Giancarlo Rossini

Publisher: Real Giancarlo Rossini

ISBN: 9788834157664

Category: Health & Fitness

Page:

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Yoga The history & 12 basic postures represent a brief history of Yoga as a modern practice and in the second part of the book the 12 basic postures of Yoga are described in a photographic and detailed manner. It is a pleasant book, modern in its graphics and easy to read. For his simple and intuitive writing it is especially suitable for beginners who want to start and deepen Yoga.

The Path of Modern Yoga

Drawing on more than 10 years of research from rare primary sources as well as recent scholarship, Goldberg tells the sweeping story of modern yoga through the remarkable lives and accomplishments of 11 key figures: six Indian yogis (Sri ...

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Author: Elliott Goldberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620555682

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

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A history of yoga’s transformation from sacred discipline to exercise program to embodied spiritual practice • Identifies the origin of exercise yoga as India’s response to the mania for exercise sweeping the West in the early 20th century • Examines yoga’s transformations through the lives and accomplishments of 11 key figures, including Sri Yogendra, K. V. Iyer, Louise Morgan, Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, Indra Devi, and B. K. S. Iyengar • Draws on more than 10 years of research from rare primary sources and includes 99 illustrations In The Path of Modern Yoga, Elliott Goldberg shows how yoga was transformed from a sacred practice into a health and fitness regime for middle-class Indians in the early 20th century and then gradually transformed over the course of the 20th century into an embodied spiritual practice--a yoga for our times. Drawing on more than 10 years of research from rare primary sources as well as recent scholarship, Goldberg tells the sweeping story of modern yoga through the remarkable lives and accomplishments of 11 key figures: six Indian yogis (Sri Yogendra, Swami Kuvalayananda, S. Sundaram, T. Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, and B. K. S. Iyengar), an Indian bodybuilder (K. V. Iyer), a rajah (Bhavanarao Pant Pratinidhi), an American-born journalist (Louise Morgan), an Indian diplomat (Apa Pant), and a Russian-born yogi trained in India (Indra Devi). The author places their achievements within the context of such Western trends as the physical culture movement, the commodification of exercise, militant nationalism, jazz age popular entertainment, the quest for youth and beauty, and 19th-century New Age religion. In chronicling how the transformation of yoga from sacred discipline to exercise program allowed for the creation of an embodied spiritual practice, Goldberg presents an original, authoritative, provocative, and illuminating interpretation of the history of modern yoga.

Yoga for Beginners

Meditation in this book is used simply as a way to boost mental clarity, reduce stress, and clear up any mental and emotional issues.

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Author: Noah Daniels

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783736838840

Category: Self-Help

Page: 27

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Yoga is an important part of many lives today. Although it is considered a type of exercise, it has the potential to affect the emotional and psychological health of the individual, not just the physical state. Some people resist trying yoga. This may be because they believe it's some kind of weird religious thing or that they must change their lifestyle completely. While yoga was indeed used in years past mostly by hippies, the practice has evolved into a more mainstream system. All types of people use yoga for its ability to help the physical and mental states. Meditation is also looked at in a similar way. There are many types of meditation. Not all meditation is about reaching "spiritual enlightenment" or using drugs and chanting. Meditation can also be an extremely useful tool in controlling many physical and mental ailments. It can reduce stress and anxiety, help control panic attacks, ease depression, and much more. Its effects on the mental state can be remarkable, and it is recommended by many doctors as a great way to avoid taking medications. We hope to enlighten you through this book so that you may learn how to practice yoga and meditation on your own. The physical and mental benefits you'll receive will probably be shocking to you! One thing you should realize is that while this book will be talking about the religious practices and history of yoga and meditation, you do NOT have to change your religion or subscribe to any of the religious notions of either method! The information contained about the spiritual side is purely for informational purposes only. Yoga isn't a religion, but it can have spiritual effects for those who practice it. It doesn't matter if you are Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Protestant, or Scientologist! No matter what type of religion you may or may not practice, yoga can benefit you without you having to change your faith in any way. Yoga (as it is explained here) is simply a method of strengthening and toning the body while also receiving the emotional and psychological effects it can bring. Meditation in this book is used simply as a way to boost mental clarity, reduce stress, and clear up any mental and emotional issues. It is not meant to promote any kind of spiritual agenda, although it can enhance your religious experience if you choose to use it that way. We're going to delve a little bit into the rich history of yoga and meditation so you can learn a little about its origins. Only when you understand where it came from and why it was practiced can you truly understand why they are such remarkable tools for mental and physical health. We'll talk about a lot of the important equipment that you may need to want for practicing yoga and meditation, from mats to bags, balls to blocks. You'll learn what each piece of equipment is used for, and also whether you really need to buy it or not.

A Beginner s Guide To The History Of Yoga

There was a demand for a clear historical timeline of Yoga and this is what this book provides. This is a must-have book to add to your Yoga book collection.

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Author: Estelle Hanrath

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798743530472

Category:

Page: 104

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The practice of yoga is one that is deeply rooted in ancient history and tradition. People are often surprised to hear that the practice they have come to know and love began thousands of years ago, and was very different from your modern-day Vinyasa class. There was a demand for a clear historical timeline of Yoga and this is what this book provides. This is a must-have book to add to your Yoga book collection. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... ◆Where it all began, not as you would expect ◆The purpose of its creation and the people there at the beginning ◆Was Yoga always a good thing? ◆The battle with religion, who won? ◆from one there came many, how there came to be so many versions ◆Yoga's journey from east to west, did it stay the same, or did it change? ◆Where are we today with Yoga, a dying phase or stronger than ever? ◆and much, much more!

The Story Of Yoga

There was a demand for a clear historical timeline of Yoga and this is what this book provides. This is a must-have book to add to your Yoga book collection.

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Author: Robby Mikulec

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798743524860

Category:

Page: 104

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The practice of yoga is one that is deeply rooted in ancient history and tradition. People are often surprised to hear that the practice they have come to know and love began thousands of years ago, and was very different from your modern-day Vinyasa class. There was a demand for a clear historical timeline of Yoga and this is what this book provides. This is a must-have book to add to your Yoga book collection. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... ◆Where it all began, not as you would expect ◆The purpose of its creation and the people there at the beginning ◆Was Yoga always a good thing? ◆The battle with religion, who won? ◆from one there came many, how there came to be so many versions ◆Yoga's journey from east to west, did it stay the same, or did it change? ◆Where are we today with Yoga, a dying phase or stronger than ever? ◆and much, much more!

The Original Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Study of Yogasūtra of Patañjali; includes text with English translation.

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Author: Phulgenda Sinha

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052765131

Category: Yoga

Page: 231

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Study of Yogasūtra of Patañjali; includes text with English translation.