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Yoga BodyThe Origins of Modern Posture Practice$
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Mark Singleton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395358

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.001.0001

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A Brief Overview of Yogain theIndian Tradition

A Brief Overview of Yogain theIndian Tradition

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(p.25) 1 A Brief Overview of Yogain theIndian Tradition
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Yoga Body
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Mark Singleton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0002

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 clear from such a summary is that modern postural orthopraxis does not really resemble the yoga forms from which it claims to derive.

Keywords:   haṭha yoga, modern postural yoga, modern yoga, āsana, traditional yoga

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