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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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India and the International Physical Culture Movement

India and the International Physical Culture Movement

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(p.81) 4 India and the International Physical Culture Movement
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Yoga Body
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Mark Singleton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0005

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 India during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These forms were Scandinavian gymnastics on the model of Ling, the bodybuilding techniques and ethos of Sandow, and the various methods promoted by the Indian YMCA, headed by H. C. Buck. Each of these has had a profound effect on the shape of transnational yoga, both in terms of formal praxis and belief.

Keywords:   modern postural yoga, modern yoga, āsana, physical culture, Indian nationalism, gymnastics, bodybuilding, YMCA

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