The Tantric Roots of Hatha Yoga

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The Early Origins of Modern Yoga Yoga, as we think of it today, is a modern creation. It is not extended far back into the annals of time and Indian history as is often supposed. In fact, yoga as the […]

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The European Representation of Yoga

Here I will briefly consider some early representations of yogins by European visitors to India, before going on to examine their status in European scholarship of the late nineteenth century. I then consider the important early modern hatha yoga translations […]

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Patanjali’s Yoga System

The text that is often considered to be the most significant in the yoga tradition is Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. This text, composed sometime between 100 BCE and 500 CE, contains pithy aphorisms on classical yoga, called the ‘eight-limbed’ (astanga) or […]

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