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Roots of Yoga

James Mallinson & Mark Singleton, eds
Item #: D79377
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 540 / 2017
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780241253045
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Despite the enormous popularity of yoga, little in the West is known of its roots. This book collects core teachings of yoga in their original forms, translated and edited by two leading scholars of the subject. It includes a wide range of texts from different schools, languages, and eras, including key passages from the early Upanishads and the Mahabharata, as well as from Tantric, Buddhist, and Jaina traditions (many of them critically translated for the first time) covering practices like posture, breath control, sensory withdrawal, and meditation.

"Assembling in translation an unprecedented array of sources, many of which have been unknown or neglected, this anthology will be an indispensable companion for all interested in yoga, both scholars and practitioners."—Alexis G.J.S. Sanderson


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