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Positioning yoga : balancing acts across cultures

Author: Sarah Strauss
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
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Strauss, Sarah.
Positioning yoga.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005
(OCoLC)607560935
Online version:
Strauss, Sarah.
Positioning yoga.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005
(OCoLC)607762980
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Strauss
ISBN: 185973734X 9781859737347 1859737390 9781859737392
OCLC Number: 56755952
Description: xx, 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Re-orienting yoga --
Lives and histories : Rishikesh, Sivananda, and the Divine Life Society --
Balancing acts : doing yoga in Rishikesh --
Moving out : yoga for a transnational community of practice --
Yoga : a global positioning system.
Responsibility: Sarah Strauss.
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This work considers how the recent development of yoga, from its introduction to Western audiences by the Indian Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago through  Read more...

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