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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


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


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


Postural Yoga as a Body of Religious Practice

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/9780199390236.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes some outside observers’ profoundly trivializing reactions to postural yoga that do not take it seriously as a body of religious practice, but rather reduce it to a mere ... More


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


Yogaphobia and Hindu Origins

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/9780199390236.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A growing movement courts fear of the popularization of modern yoga, warning that yoga is essentially Hindu. Some Christians, whose position is identified as the Christian yogaphobic position, warn ... More


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


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


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


The Medium and the Message: Visual Reproduction and the 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/9780195395358.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

The argument in Chapter 8 is that modern postural practice cannot be understood without an examination of the technologies of visual reproduction. Advances in photography and print distribution ... 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


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


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


Fakirs,Yogins, Europeans

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/9780195395358.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 2 considers some of the earliest European encounters with yogins during the seventeenth century and goes on to analyze their increasingly inferior status during colonial rule. ... 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


Modern Indian Physical Culture: Degeneracy and Experimentation

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/9780195395358.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 5 considers more closely the Indian physical culture scene of the period. Colonial educators tended to present Hindu Indians as a weakling race who deserved to be dominated. The ... More


Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Andrea Jain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199390236
eISBN:
9780199390274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores how modern yoga became transformed from a largely countercultural phenomenon to a part of pop culture when entrepreneurs became strategic participants in a global market and ... 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


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