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Yoga: I Bow to the God Within You

Candy Gunther Brown

in The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985784
eISBN:
9780199367801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985784.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter two takes yoga as a case study to develop the argument that CAM is religious despite its commodification. Although marketed as science, philosophy, secular exercise, nonsectarian ... 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


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