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:
A Brief Overview of Yogain theIndian Tradition

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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

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