Positioning Yoga: Balancing Acts Across Cultures
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Last year, more than seven million Americans participated in yoga or tai chi classes.Yet despite its popularity the real nature of yoga remains shrouded in mystery. A diverse range of practitioners range from white-bearded Indian mystics to celebrities like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. Positioning Yoga provides an overview of the development of yoga, from its introduction to Western audiences by the Indian Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago to forms of modern practice. What makes yoga practitioners affiliated with Swami Sivananda's Divine Life Society of Rishikesh, India unique--whether they hail from Indian, North America, or Europe? What values around the world have supported the surging popularity of yoga over the past century? This absorbing book considers how lifestyle values have made yoga a global industry and shows how this popular "lifestyle" is produced and disseminated across boundaries.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$10.60 used (91% off) $18.53 direct from Amazon (84% off) $31.57 new (72% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B132.Y6.S765 2005|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Patañjali (2000). Yoga Philosophy of Patañjali: Containing His Yoga Aphorisms with Commentary of Vyāsa in Original Sanskrit, with Annotations and Allied Topics, Illustrating the Theory and Practice of Sāṃkhya-Yoga, with Bhāsvatī. University of Calcutta.
Vivekananda (1953). Vivekananda: The Yogas and Other Works, Including the Chicago Addresses, Jnāna-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, Rāja-Yoga, Inspired Talks, and Lectures, Poems and Letters. Chosen and with a Biography by Swami Nikhilānanda. New York, Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center.
Satya Prakash Singh (ed.) (2010). History of Yoga. Distributed by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers.
Ernest Wood (1954). Great Systems of Yoga. New York, Philosophical Library.
Joseph S. Alter (2004). Yoga in Modern India: The Body Between Science and Philosophy. Princeton University Press.
W. Y. Evans-Wentz (1968). Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines. New York [Etc.],Oxford U.P..
Kolla Chenchulakshmi (ed.) (2009). Yoga, the Ancient Tradition in the New Millennium. The Associated Publishers.
Michael Stone (2011). Awake in the World: Teachings From Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life. Shambhala.
Patañjali (1981). Yoga Philosophy of Patañjali: Containing His Yoga Aphorisms, with Commentary of Vyāsa in Original Sanskrit and Annotations Thereon, with Copious Hints on the Practice of Yoga. University of Calcutta.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?