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A history of modern yoga [electronic resource] : Pata�njali and Western esotericism / Elizabeth De Michelis.

By: De Michelis, Elizabeth.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2005Edition: 1st pbk. ed.Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 282 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780826439734 (electronic bk.); 082643973X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Pata�njali | Yoga -- History | PHILOSOPHY -- Hindu | Pata�njali (Philosoph). Yogas�utras | New Age | Raja-Yoga | Rezeption | Westliche Welt | Geschichte 1800-2000 | Geschichte 1896-2000Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: History of modern yoga.DDC classification: 181.45 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part 1. The prehistory of modern yoga: Roots of modern yoga -- The religious foundations of modern yoga -- Vivekananda and the emergence of Neo-Vad�antic occultism -- "God-realization" and "Self-realization" in Neo-Vad�antic -- Part 2. Modern yoga theory and practice -- Vivekananda's R�aja Yoga (1896): modern yoga formulated -- Twentieth-century developments of modern yoga -- Theory and practice Iyengar yoga -- Conclusion: modern postural yoga as healing ritual of secular religion.
Summary: A History of Modern Yoga traces the roots of Modern Yoga back to the spread of western esoteric ideas in 18th century Bengal's intellectual circles. In due course Raja Yoga, published by Vivekananda in 1896, became the seminal text of Modern Y.
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"First published 2004 by Continuum"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-274) and index.

Part 1. The prehistory of modern yoga: Roots of modern yoga -- The religious foundations of modern yoga -- Vivekananda and the emergence of Neo-Vad�antic occultism -- "God-realization" and "Self-realization" in Neo-Vad�antic -- Part 2. Modern yoga theory and practice -- Vivekananda's R�aja Yoga (1896): modern yoga formulated -- Twentieth-century developments of modern yoga -- Theory and practice Iyengar yoga -- Conclusion: modern postural yoga as healing ritual of secular religion.

A History of Modern Yoga traces the roots of Modern Yoga back to the spread of western esoteric ideas in 18th century Bengal's intellectual circles. In due course Raja Yoga, published by Vivekananda in 1896, became the seminal text of Modern Y.

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