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Gurus of modern yoga

Author: Mark Singleton; Ellen Goldberg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Gurus of Modern Yoga 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 extends to 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Singleton; Ellen Goldberg
ISBN: 9780199938704 0199938709 9780199938728 0199938725 0199938717 9780199938711
OCLC Number: 857664324
Description: xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg --
Part 1: Key figures in early twentieth-century Yoga. Manufacturing Yogis : Swami Vivekananda as a Yoga teacher / Dermot Killingley ; Remembering Sri Aurobindo and the Mother : the forgotten lineage of integral Yoga / Ann Gleig and Charles I. Flores ; Shri Yogendra : magic, modernity and the burden of the middle-class Yogi / Joseph S. Alter --
Part 2: The lineages of T. Krishnamacharya. T. Krishnamacharya, father of modern Yoga / Mark Singleton and Tara Fraser ; "Authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois" : the role of Parampara and lineage in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga / Jean Byrne ; Becoming an icon : B.K.S. Iyengar as a Yoga teacher and Yoga guru / Frederick M. Smith and Joan White ; The institutionalization of the Yoga tradition : "Gurus" B.K.S. Iyengar and Yogini Sunita in Britain / Suzanne Newcombe --
Part 3: Tantra based Gurus. Swami Krpalvananda : the man behind Kripalu Yoga / Ellen Goldberg ; Muktananda : entrepreneurial godman, tantric hero / Andrea R. Jain ; Stretching toward the sacred : John Friend and Anusara Yoga / Lola Williamson --
Part 4: Bhaktiyoga. Svaminarayana : Bhaktiyoga and the Aksarabhraman Guru / Hanna H. Kim ; Sathya Sai Baba and the repertoire of Yoga / Smriti Srinivas --
Part 5: Technology. Engineering an artful practice : on Jaggi Vasudev's ISHA Yoga and Sri Sri Ravi Shakar's art of living / Joanne Punzo Waghorne ; Online Bhakti in a modern Guru organization / Maya Warrier --
Part 6: Nation-builders. Eknath Ranade, Gurus and Jivanvratis : the Vivekananda Kendra's promotion of the "Yoga way of life" / Gwilym Beckerlegge ; Swami Ramdev : modern Yoga revolutionary / Stuart Sarbacker.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg.


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This fascinating collection of essays records the historical and sociological developments within particular yoga communities impacted by modernity, globalism, consumerism, competition, and Read more...

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