A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga Paperback

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A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

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The word 'yoga' conjures up in the minds of many Westerners images of people performing exercises and adopting unusual, sometimes contortive postures. Such exercises and postures do have a place within the practice of yoga, but it is much more than that. Indeed, the early literature on yoga describes and defines it as a form of mental rather than physical discipline. Yoga is also associated with the Indian subcontinent and the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. This revised edition of a classic textbook concentrates on the evolution of yoga in the context of Indian culture, though the final chapters also explore some of its links with non-Indian mystical traditions and some of its developments outside of India during the modern period. The book is aimed at both university students taking courses in Comparative Religion and Philosophy and practitioners of yoga who seek to go beyond the activity and explore its spiritual dimensions. Hence, it presents yoga in the context of its historical evolution in India and seeks to explain the nature of its associations with various metaphysical doctrines.
The work also draws upon a number of conceptual schemes designed to facilitate comparative study. Some of these are employed throughout the book so as to link the material from each chapter together within a common framework. This edition incorporates revisions and expansions to most chapters and contains one new chapter on the future of modern yoga in the West.

A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga by Peter Connolly was published by Equinox Publishing Ltd in January 2014 and is our 60454th best seller. The ISBN for A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga is 9781845532369.

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Page last updated 27th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd (January 2014)
EditionRevised edition
Weight522g
Number of Pages300
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781845532369
ISBN-101845532368
Product Code4249120
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