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Yoga as Physical Culture I: Strength and Vigor

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/9780195395358.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 6 considers early twentieth‐century developments of experiments in the synthesis of yoga and physical culture. Āsana remains largely absent from the practical, anglophone yoga primer in the ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as Saint

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Westerners have come to know Ānandamayī Mā as a saint because of Paramahamsa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi, which is why some Westerners had wanted to seek her darshan in India. In spite of how ... More


Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

David J. Neumann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952), a Hindu missionary to the United States, wrote one of the world’s most highly acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi, which was first published in ... More


The Making of a Modern Religious Seeker: From Mukunda Lal Ghosh to Swami Yogananda, 1893–1920

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter places Yogananda’s spiritual development in the context of Indian modernity, with rapid travel, exposure to diverse traditions, and awareness of the outside world—particularly the U.S. ... More


Epilogue

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The epilogue narrates the developments and impact of Self-Realization Fellowship and Yogananda’s writings since his death in 1952, assessing his influence in the United States and around the world. A ... More


Adaptations, Appropriations, and Aerobics

Anya P. Foxen

in Inhaling Spirit: Harmonialism, Orientalism, and the Western Roots of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190082734
eISBN:
9780190082765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082734.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 6 examines the effect of historical dynamics upon the development of modern yoga practice, in the United States and Europe as well as India. Indian yogis were intimately familiar not only ... More


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