Chapter

A Brief Overview of Yogain theIndian Tradition

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780195395358
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777303 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0002
A Brief Overview of Yogain theIndian Tradition

Show Summary Details

Preview

Chapter 1 presents a very brief overview of yoga in the Indian tradition, with particular reference to haṭha yoga, as we know it through medieval texts and modern historical scholarship. What is clear from such a summary is that modern postural orthopraxis does not really resemble the yoga forms from which it claims to derive.

Keywords: haṭha yoga; modern postural yoga; modern yoga; āsana; traditional yoga

Chapter.  3189 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.