Yoga in Practice

Frontmatter -- Contents -- CONTENTS BY TRADITION -- CONTENTS BY COUNTRY -- Contributors -- Yoga, Brief History of an Idea / White, David Gordon -- Note for Instructors / White, David Gordon -- Foundational Yoga Texts -- 1. The Path to Liberation through Yogic Mindfulness in Early Āyurveda / Wujastyk...

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Contributors: White, David Gordon (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press [2011]
Series/Journal:Princeton Readings in Religions
Further subjects:B Yoga History
B RELIGION / Eastern
B Health Yoga
B Yoga
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Summary:Frontmatter -- Contents -- CONTENTS BY TRADITION -- CONTENTS BY COUNTRY -- Contributors -- Yoga, Brief History of an Idea / White, David Gordon -- Note for Instructors / White, David Gordon -- Foundational Yoga Texts -- 1. The Path to Liberation through Yogic Mindfulness in Early Āyurveda / Wujastyk, Dominik -- 2. A Prescription for Yoga and Power in the Mahābhārata / Fitzgerald, James L. -- 3. Yoga Practices in the Bhagavadgītā / Malinar, Angelika -- 4. Pātañjala Yoga in Practice / Larson, Gerald James -- 5. Yoga in the Yoga Upanisads: Disciplines of the Mystical OM Sound / Ruff, Jeffrey Clark -- 6. The Sevenfold Yoga of the Yogavāsistha / Chapple, Christopher Key -- 7. A Fourteenth-Century Persian Account of Breath Control and Meditation / Ernst, Carl W. -- Yoga in Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu Tantric Traditions -- 8. A Digambara Jain Description of the Yogic Path to Deliverance / Dundas, Paul -- 9 Saraha's Queen Dohās / Jackson, Roger R. -- 10. The Questions and Answers of Vajrasattva / Dalton, Jacob P. -- 11. The Six-Phased Yoga of the Abbreviated Wheel of Time Tantra (Laghukālacakratantra) according to Vajrapāni / Wallace, Vesna A. -- 12. Eroticism and Cosmic Transformation as Yoga: The Ātmatattva of the Vaisnava Sahajiyās of Bengal / Hayes, Glen Alexander -- 13. The Transport of the Hamsas: A Śākta Rāsalīlā as Rājayoga in Eighteenth-Century Benares / Vasudeva, Somadeva -- Yoga of the Nāth Yogīs -- 14. The Original Goraksaśataka / Mallinson, James -- 15. Nāth Yogīs, Akbar, and the "Bālnāth Tillā" 15 / Pinch, William R. -- 16. Yogic Language in Village Performance: Hymns of the Householder Nāths / Gold, Ann Grodzins / Gold, Daniel -- Yoga in the Colonial and Post-Colonial Periods -- 17. The Yoga System of the Josmanīs / Timalsina, Sthaneshwar -- 18. Songs to the Highest God (Īśvara) of Sāmkhya-Yoga / Jacobsen, Knut A. -- 19. Yoga Makaranda of T. Krishnamacharya -- 20. Theos Bernard and the Early Days of Tantric Yoga in America / Hackett, Paul G. -- 21. Universalist and Missionary Jainism: Jain Yoga of the Terāpanthī Tradition / Qvarnström, Olle / Birch, Jason -- Glossary of Foreign Terms -- Index
Yoga is a body of practice that spans two millennia and transcends the boundaries of any single religion, geographic region, or teaching lineage. In fact, over the centuries there have been many "yogas"--yogas of battlefield warriors, of itinerant minstrels and beggars, of religious reformers, and of course, the yogas of mind and body so popular today. Yoga in Practice is an anthology of primary texts drawn from the diverse yoga traditions of India, greater Asia, and the West. This one-of-a-kind sourcebook features elegant translations of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and even Islamic yogic writings, many of them being made available in English for the very first time. Collected here are ancient, colonial, and modern texts reflecting a broad range of genres, from an early medical treatise in Sanskrit to Upanishadic verses on sacred sounds; from a Tibetan catechetical dialogue to funerary and devotional songs still sung in India today; and from a 1930s instructional guide by the grandfather of contemporary yoga to the private papers of a pioneer of tantric yoga in America. Emphasizing the lived experiences to be found in the many worlds of yoga, Yoga in Practice includes David Gordon White's informative general introduction as well as concise introductions to each reading by the book's contributors
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ISBN:1400839939
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/9781400839933