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T. Krishnamacharya and the Mysore Āsana Revival

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 9 considers the vastly influential postural forms developed by T. Krishnamacharya during his tenure as yoga teacher in Mysore during the 1930s and 1940s. The preceding chapters force us to ... More


Branding Yoga

Andrea R. Jain

in Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199390236
eISBN:
9780199390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390236.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that, in the late twentieth century, yoga proponents attracted large audiences to yoga and established and acknowledged authority by branding yoga, a process that reflects ... More


Stretching toward the Sacred: John Friend and Anusara Yoga

Lola Williamson

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following the typology developed by Elizabeth De Michelis, this chapter locates Anusara Yoga within the context of Modern Yoga, primarily as a form of Postural Yoga. John Friend, founder of Anusara ... More


Remembering Sri Aurobindo and the Mother: The Forgotten Lineage of Integral Yoga

Ann Gleig and Charles I. Flores

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter attempts to rectify the neglect of Sri Aurobindo in studies of modern yoga by both fleshing out his role as a key player in the modern yoga renaissance and recovering some of the ... More


The Institutionalization of the Yoga Tradition: “Gurus” B. K. S. Iyengar and Yogini Sunita in Britain

Suzanne Newcombe

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most contemporary yoga enthusiasts receive their instruction not from a guru but from a yoga teacher who holds a recognized qualification and caries professional indemnity insurance. The global ... More


Yoga in Popular Culture: Controversies and Conflicts

Shreena Niketa Gandhi

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yoga has historically been understood as a spiritual practice, a form of embodied prayer, and it came to United States as part of the nation's fascination with the East. Today, it is often practiced ... More


Premodern Yoga Systems

Andrea R. Jain

in Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199390236
eISBN:
9780199390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390236.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests, rather than essentializing premodern yoga by reifying its content and aims, it is more accurate to identify it as heterogeneous in practice and characteristic of the ... More


Continuity with Consumer Culture

Andrea R. Jain

in Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199390236
eISBN:
9780199390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390236.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the late twentieth century, modern yoga entered a new phase of development in the context of consumer culture that enabled it to move from counterculture to popular culture. The chapter discusses ... More


Conclusion

Andrea R. Jain

in Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199390236
eISBN:
9780199390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390236.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses attempts to define yoga that limit it to inside certain categories of belief or behavior, such as “exercise,” “spirituality,” “religion,” or “Hinduism,” and accordingly outside ... More


Manufacturing Yogis: Swami Vivekananda as a Yoga Teacher

Dermot Killingley

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) was the first Indian to teach yoga in the West. This study examines his life and background and his participation in the 1893 Parliament of Religions, showing that ... More


“Authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois”: The Role of Paramparā and Lineage in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Jean Byrne

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During his life, modern founder of Ashtanga Yoga Pattabhi Jois gave his blessing (“authorization/certification”) to certain students to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method, insisting they instruct as he ... More


Swami Kṛpālvānanda: The Man behind Kripalu Yoga

Ellen Goldberg

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the life and teachings of Swami Kṛpālvānanda (1913–1981) with specific reference to the notion of the circular construction of authority. Within the transnational practice of ... More


Muktananda: Entrepreneurial Godman, Tantric Hero

Andrea R. Jain

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The model of brand management is effective for understanding Muktananda and Siddha Yoga, and its products and services. Muktananda pursued the global dissemination of Siddha Yoga, a tantric variety ... More


Engineering an Artful Practice: On Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Yoga and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Gurus of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199938704
eISBN:
9780199345892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The reach of new forms of yoga is global, but the setting for this chapter is Singapore, with a focus on Inner Engineering offered by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Yoga Institute and Sudarshan Kriya” ... More


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