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Yoga

The Indian Tradition

Edited by David Carpenter, Ian Whicher

Routledge – 2003 – 206 pages

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Description

The popular perception of yoga in the West remains for the most part that of a physical fitness program, largely divorced from its historical and spiritual roots. The essays collected here provide a sense of the historical emergence of the classical system presented by Patañjali, a careful examination of the key elements, overall character and contemporary relevance of that system (as found in the Yoga Sutra) and a glimpse of some of the tradition's many important ramifications in later Indian religious history.

Reviews

'What is distinctive about this volume is its attention to careful historical analysis, a focus on the practice of yoga, and critical philosophical reflection.' - Gerald James Larson, University of California, Santa Barbara, Journal of American Oriental Society 128.1 (2008)

Name: Yoga: The Indian Tradition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by David Carpenter, Ian Whicher. The popular perception of yoga in the West remains for the most part that of a physical fitness program, largely divorced from its historical and spiritual roots. The essays collected here provide a sense of the historical emergence of the classical...
Categories: Religion in Context, South Asian Studies, Asian Philosophy, Asian Religion, India (studies of), Asian Studies