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Yoga body : the origins of modern posture practice

Author: Mark Singleton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- A brief overview of yoga in the Indian tradition -- Fakirs, yogins, Europeans -- Popular portrayals of the yogin -- India and the international physical culture movement -- Modern Indian physical culture : degeneracy and experimentation -- Yoga as physical culture I : strength and vigor -- Yoga as physical culture II : harmonial gymnastics and esoteric dance -- The medium and the message : visual  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Singleton
ISBN: 9780199742523 0199742529 9780195395358 0195395352
OCLC Number: 819390946
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 262 p.) : illustrations
Contents: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; INTRODUCTION; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Responsibility: Mark Singleton.

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Introduction -- A brief overview of yoga in the Indian tradition -- Fakirs, yogins, Europeans -- Popular portrayals of the yogin -- India and the international physical culture movement -- Modern Indian physical culture : degeneracy and experimentation -- Yoga as physical culture I : strength and vigor -- Yoga as physical culture II : harmonial gymnastics and esoteric dance -- The medium and the message : visual reproduction and the āsana revival -- T. Krishnamacharya and the Mysore āsana revival.

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This book, an invaluable source on modern yoga, should be on the reading list of every serious student and teacher training program. * Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal * What Mark Singleton does prove, Read more...

 
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