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Gurus of Modern Yoga$
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Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199938704

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.001.0001

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“Authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois”: The Role of Paramparā and Lineage in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

“Authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois”: The Role of Paramparā and Lineage in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

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(p.107) Chapter 5 “Authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois”: The Role of Paramparā and Lineage in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
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Gurus of Modern Yoga
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Jean Byrne

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938704.003.0006

During his life, modern founder of Ashtanga Yoga Pattabhi Jois gave his blessing (“authorization/certification”) to certain students to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method, insisting they instruct as he had instructed them, and as he learned from his teacher Krishnamacharya. In Ashtanga Yoga schools throughout the world, the claim “Authorized/certified by Pattabhi Jois” has become commonplace and attests to a supposed purity of the teachings that will be given by teachers with this status. This chapter examines what it means to be authorized/certified by Jois; the complexity and currency of transmission in Ashtanga Yoga; the historical basis of paramparā; and paramparā in the context of modern yoga (in comparison to other schools such as Iyengar Yoga).

Keywords:   ashtanga Yoga, yoga, pattabhi Jois, paramparā, modern yoga, iyengar, krishnamacharya

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