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Yoga in Jainism

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Jaina Studies is a relatively new, but rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, the term Yoga carries multiple levels of meaning, and this book explores the definitions, nuances and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present. The book begins by discussing how the use of the term Yoga in Jaina texts prior to the middle of the first millennium referred to the mundane action of performing action within the confines of cause and effect. It describes that from the time of the later Upanisads, Yoga provided a pan-Indian approach to spirituality through its practices of ethical restraint, prayer, and cultivating states of concentration and meditation. The book goes on to relate that in the modern period, a Jaina form of Yoga meditation was developed known as Preksa Dhyana that drew from Buddhist and Hindu Yoga techniques. This movement seeks to provide tools for everyone to participate in the path of Jaina Yoga, including physical postures and breathing exercises well known to the globalisation of Yoga practice.
By exploring how Yoga is understood and practiced within Jainism, the book will be an important contribution to burgeoning academic field of Yoga Studies, as well as to scholars of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and South Asian Studies.

Yoga in Jainism was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in October 2015. The ISBN for Yoga in Jainism is 9781138829077.

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Details for Yoga in Jainism

Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (October 2015)
Number of Pages288
Thickness16 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4320968
Page last updated 20th May 2018
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