Untertitel: Contemporary perspectives
Klappentext: Today yoga is a thoroughly globalized phenomenon. Yoga has taken the wolrd by storm and is even seeing renewed popularity in India. Both in India and abroad, adults, children and teenagers are practicing yoga in diverse settings; gyms, schools, home, work, yoga studios and temples. The yoga diaspora began well over a hundred years ago and we continue to see new manifestations and uses of yoga in the modern world.
As the first of its kind this collection draws together cutting age scholarship in the field, focusing on the theory and practice of yoga in contemporary times. Offering a range of perspectives on yoga’s contemporary manifestations, it maps the movement, development and consolidation of yoga in global settings. The collection features some of the most well-known authors within the field and newer voices. The contributions span a number of disciplines in the humanities, including anthropology, philosophy, studies in religion and Asian studies, offering a range of entry points to the issues involved in academic scholarship, as well as to the growing number of yoga practitioners who seek a deeper account of the origin and significance of the techniques and traditions they are engaging with. It will also – and perhaps most of all – speak to the growing numbers of ’scholar-practitioners‘ who straddle these two realms.
Mark Singleton unterrichtet am St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Jean Byrne arbeitet Universität von Queensland, Australien. Sie unterrichtet Östliche Philosophie und leitet „The Yoga Space“ in Perth, Australien.
Aus dem Inhalt:
- About the editors
- Prefatory note
- Part I – Mapping the terrain of modern yoga studies
- 1. Modern yoga – history and forms
- 2. Yoga Shivir – Performativity and the study of modern yoga
- 3. „Adapt, adjust. accommodate“ – the production of yoga in a transnational world
- Part II – Posturing for Authenticity
- 4. The classical reveries of modern yoga – Patanjali and constructive Orientalism
- 5. The reflexivity of the authenticity of Hatha Yoga
- Part III – Spirituality, sexuality, and authority – understanding the experience of contemporary yoga practice
- 6. Empowerment and using the body in modern postural yoga
- 7. „With heat even iron will bend“ – discipline and authority in Ashtanga Yoga
- 8. The numinous and cessative in modern yoga
- 9. From fusion to confusion – a consideration of sex and sexuality in traditional and contemporary yoga