History of Modern Yoga

History of Modern Yoga In recent years yoga and meditation have become mass market pursuits in the West A History of Modern Yoga traces this phenomenon back to its ideological roots in the esoteric circles of late th cent

  • Title: History of Modern Yoga
  • Author: Elizabeth De Michelis
  • ISBN: 9780826465122
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In recent years yoga and meditation have become mass market pursuits in the West A History of Modern Yoga traces this phenomenon back to its ideological roots in the esoteric circles of late 18th century Bengal, then follows some of its main developments to date Fully fledged Modern Yoga, the author argues, started with the publication of Swami Vivekananda s seminal RajaIn recent years yoga and meditation have become mass market pursuits in the West A History of Modern Yoga traces this phenomenon back to its ideological roots in the esoteric circles of late 18th century Bengal, then follows some of its main developments to date Fully fledged Modern Yoga, the author argues, started with the publication of Swami Vivekananda s seminal Raja Yoga 1896 , in which Patanjali s Yoga Sutras were reconfigured along the lines of a then emerging New Age style of secularised and individualistically oriented religiosity But what exactly are yoga and meditation as taught and practised today Many committed practitioners and sympathisers take them to be straight continuations, or even rediscoveries, of ancient South Asian religious practices, but use peculiarly modern ideas when they define them as powerful tools for cultivating one s human potential and as ultimately aimed at achieving self realisation Thus, despite the fact that Modern Yoga encapsulates many religio philosophical presuppositions some of which are discussed in this book , it is often characterised as a philosophy or as a way of life rather than as religion per se In order to map t

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    1. A must read for any yoga student that wants to understand the true history of the practice with objectivism

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