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Gurus of Modern Yoga

Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg


This volume explores the contributions that individual gurus have made to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga in today’s world. The focus is not limited to India but also considers the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world and within the Hindu diaspora. Each of the sections deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of several tantric gurus; the teachings of modern yoga’s most well-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business, and politics in ... More

Keywords: yoga, modern yoga, gurus, Hindu diaspora, global yoga gurus, contemporary yoga practice, authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199938704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Singleton, editor
St. John’s College

Ellen Goldberg, editor
Queen's School of Religion, Queen’s University

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Ellen Goldberg and Mark Singleton

Part One Key Figures in Early Twentieth-Century Yoga

Part Two The Lineages of T. Krishnamacharya

Part Three Tantra-Based Gurus

Part Four Bhaktiyoga

Part Five Technology

Part Six Nation-Builders

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