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Popular Portrayals of the Yogin

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/9780195395358.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

In chapter 3 covers the topos of the performing yogin. As a result of economic and political repression in the late eighteenth century, many haṭha yogins resorted to street performance as a means of ... More


A Brief Overview of Yogain theIndian Tradition

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/9780195395358.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 1 presents a very brief overview of yoga in the Indian tradition, with particular reference to haṭha yoga, as we know it through medieval texts and modern historical scholarship. What is ... More


From Counterculture to Counterculture

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/9780199390236.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter suggests that modern yoga, up to the middle of the twentieth century, was made up of controversial, elite, or countercultural movements opposed to prevailing religious orthodoxies. ... More


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


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


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