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The path of modern yoga the history of an embodied spiritual practice by Elliott Goldberg

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Yoga,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesModern yoga
StatementElliott Goldberg
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRM727.Y64 G65 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 495 pages
Number of Pages495
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27214705M
ISBN 101620555670
ISBN 109781620555675
LC Control Number2015047711
OCLC/WorldCa926062252

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Joseph S. Alter, Ph.D., author of Yoga in Modern India “In The Path of Modern Yoga, Elliott Goldberg has laid out a clear road map--with detours into philosophical musings--of the path of modern yoga from its origins in the early 20th century to its current state of practice in the early 21st century, especially noting the profound influence.   The book touches on a wide range of topics from yoga for anxiety to mixing yoga and bodybuilding, from contortionism to becoming a western, female yoga teacher. The treatment of the path to modern yoga is no doubt thorough and informative. It may serve as a great reference to you in your journey to learn more about how yoga came to be what it. Fitness trainer Goldberg presents a richly detailed examination of modern yoga, beginning on the opening pages with Shri Yogendra and his experience of meeting his guru in at the age of Yoga, in original context of ancient India, was intended for mind and body control and realization of the true self. Most modern practices fall short of yoga’s intended use. The science of yoga ties into the science of the soul and achieving the ultimate destiny of the soul—and that topic opens a broad range of philosophical discussion.

Darren Main's book, Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, has a beautiful way of applying these ancient teachings to modern day approaches and clarity. It not only helps one to apply these lessons to our modern lives, but gains our understanding of how simple it is to truly follow the path /5(). In The Path of Modern Yoga, Elliott Goldberg shows how yoga was transformed from a sacred practice into a health and fitness regime for middle-class Indians in the early 20th century and then gradually transformed over the course of the 20th century into an embodied spiritual practice--a yoga for our times. Drawing on more than 10 years of research from rare primary sources as well as recent /5(7).   The Yoga Book for an Examined Life. The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living by Stephen Cope; To go right to the heart of yoga, you might consider picking up a copy of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, widely recognized as yoga's primary n somewhere between and BCE, the text explains what yoga is and how to undertake its practice. The Path of Modern Yoga: The History of an Embodied Spiritual Practice may change how readers look at yoga over the last century. Using historical context and biography to tell this story, Goldberg takes a powerful idea–that of yoga becoming “an embodied spiritual practice” and accessible to everyone–and compiles it into this dense.

In The Path of Modern Yoga, Elliott Goldberg shows how yoga was transformed from a sacred practice into a health and fitness regime for middle-class Indians in the early 20th century and then gradually transformed over the course of the 20th century into an embodied spiritual practice--a yoga for our times. “The Path of Modern Yoga is a celebration of yoga in body, mind, and spirit. This book will especially touch the hearts of readers who love history or love the path of yoga.” – Released on: Aug   This is an excerpt from the new book “Yoga Ph.D.” by Carol Horton. When it comes to the popular understanding of yoga history today, it seems that modern yoga just can’t get any respect. This rankles me. Because as I’ve studied the history, tracing yoga as we know it back to its most immediate roots in late 19th-early 20th century India. The Path of Yoga book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Combining a fresh translation of ancient wisdom with revered practitioner /5(1).