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Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Mark Singleton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Yoga Body charts the rise of postural yoga (āsana) in popular imagination and practice from the middle of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War. This period saw ... More


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


India and the International Physical Culture Movement

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/9780195395358.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 4 offers a brief account of modern nationalist physical culture. This provides the context for an examination of several of the most important forms of (Western) physical culture present in ... More


Yoga as Physical Culture II: Harmonial Gymnastics and Esoteric Dance

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/9780195395358.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 7 takes another facet of modern postural yoga's relationship with physical culture: the “harmonial gymnastic” tradition. Largely practiced by women, such “spiritualized” methods of movement ... More


The Sokol and Czech Nationalism, 1918–1948

Mark Dimond

in Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918–1948

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263914
eISBN:
9780191734359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263914.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Jan Masaryk, the foreign minister of Czechoslovakia and son of the country's first president, pointed out just before his death in March 1948 that the gymnastics festival organised by the Sokol ... More


Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Simon Creak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines how sport and ideas of physicality have shaped the politics and culture of modern Laos. Viewing the country's extraordinary transitions—from French colonialism to royalist ... More


Learning from the Soviet Big Brother: The Early Years of Sport in the People’s Republic of China

Amanda Shuman

in The Whole World Was Watching: Sport in the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610187
eISBN:
9781503611016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610187.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When the peasant army of Mao Zedong’s Communists took power in 1949, the new nation was isolated and destroyed. Despite its doubts about Stalin, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) cast its lot with ... More


Breathing for Nerve Force, Posing for Poise

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/9780190082734.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 examines the relationship between lingering harmonial ideas and the nineteenth-century evolution of physical culture. Specifically it relates the development of Ling Swedish gymnastics, the ... More


Governing obesity in Denmark

Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

in The politics of health promotion: Case studies from Denmark and England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100528
eISBN:
9781526138972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100528.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses predominant forms of political rationalities, expert knowledge, and governing technologies employed in the attempt to govern obesity in Denmark. If first examines how obesity ... More


Walkers, Wayfarers, Soldiers: Sketching a Practical Science of Locomotion

Andreas Mayer

in The Science of Walking: Investigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226328355
eISBN:
9780226352480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352480.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the various forms of practical knowledge that were characteristic of late eighteenth century modes of relating to walking, often in an idealized fashion, as the most perfect ... More


The Body on Display: Staging the Other, Shaping the Self

Alys X. George

in The Naked Truth: Viennese Modernism and the Body

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226669984
eISBN:
9780226695006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226695006.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines how human bodies were staged and represented in popular public exhibitions. Initially, the Viennese sought to define themselves vis-à-vis cultural others. The late imperial ... More


Desk Diseases

Michael Zakim

in Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Capitalist life was plagued by an epidemic of nervous disorders, a somatic expression of the prevailing ethic of “goaheadtiveness” and the price men paid for having abandoned the productive arts. But ... More


Beyond the rapist: Rethinking communication and agency, changing campus rape

Kate Lockwood Harris

in Beyond the Rapist: Title IX and Sexual Violence on US Campuses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190876920
eISBN:
9780190876968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876920.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The final chapter provides a summary of the book’s key claims. It also applies the arguments developed in previous chapters to other cases, including gun violence on U.S. campuses, the legal standard ... More


Shri Yogendra: Magic, Modernity, and the Burden of the Middle-Class Yogi

Joseph S. Alter

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/9780199938704.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the early 1920s Shri Yogendra was among the first to develop a system of modern yoga physical education, adapting what he learned from his guru, Paramahansa Madhavadasji, about the health benefits ... More


Rationality in Stoic Thought: Grasping Lekta

Ada Bronowski

in The Stoics on Lekta: All There Is to Say

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842880
eISBN:
9780191878794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842880.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on lekta as the objects of ordinary teaching. What there is to teach, and what there is to learn are lekta, say the Stoics. This claim leads to affirming the mind-independence of ... More


The Role of Education

Dominic Scott

in Listening to Reason in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863328
eISBN:
9780191895753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863328.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the effects that education can have on a person’s receptiveness to argument. The main focus is upon two passages in the Republic about poetry and music. In book III, Socrates ... More


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