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Roots of yoga

Author: James Mallinson; Mark Singleton
Publisher: [London] UK : Penguin Books, [2017] ©2017
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the world's foremost scholars of the subject. It includes a wide range of texts from different schools of yoga, languages and eras: among others, key passages from the early Upanisads and the Mahabharata  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Early works to 1800
Named Person: Yoga Sugomo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Mallinson; Mark Singleton
ISBN: 9780241253045 0241253047
OCLC Number: 928480104
Language Note: Translated from the Sanskrit.
Description: xl, 540 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Yoga --
Preliminaries --
Posture --
Breath-control --
The yogic body --
Yogic seals --
Mantra --
Withdrawal, fixation and meditation --
Samadhi --
Yogic powers --
Liberation.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: translated and edited with an introduction by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton.

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Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the world's foremost scholars of the subject. It includes a wide range of texts from different schools of yoga, languages and eras: among others, key passages from the early Upanisads and the Mahabharata , and from the Tantric, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, with many pieces in scholarly translation for the first time. Covering yoga's varying definitions across systems, models of the esoteric and physical bodies, and its most important practices, such as posture, breath control, sensory withdrawal and meditation, Roots of Yoga is a unique and essential source of knowledge.

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