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Title Gurus of modern yoga / edited by Mark Singleton, Ellen Goldberg
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, USA, 2013
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Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Contributors -- Note on Transliteration -- Introduction -- Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg -- Part One: Key Figures in Early Twentieth-Century Yoga -- Chapter 1: Manufacturing Yogis: Swami Vivekananda as a Yoga Teacher -- Dermot Killingley -- Chapter 2: Remembering Sri Aurobindo and the Mother: The Forgotten Lineage of Integral Yoga -- Ann Gleig and Charles I. Flores -- Chapter 3: Shri Yogendra: Magic, Modernity and the Burden of the Middle-Class Yogi -- Joseph S. Alter -- Part Two: The Lineages of T. Krishnamacharya -- Chapter 4: T. Krishnamacharya, ''Father of Modern Yoga'' -- Mark Singleton and Tara Fraser -- Chapter 5: ''Authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois'': The Role of Parampara and Lineage in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga -- Jean Byrne -- Chapter 6: B.K.S. Iyengar as a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Guru -- Frederick M. Smith and Joan White -- Chapter 7: The Institutionalization of the Yoga Tradition: ''Gurus'' B.K.S. Iyengar and Yogini Sunita in Britain -- Suzanne Newcombe -- Part Three: Tantra Based Gurus -- Chapter 8: Swami Krpalvananda: The Man Behind Kripalu Yoga -- Ellen Goldberg -- Chapter 9: Muktananda: Entrepreneurial Godman, Tantric Hero -- Andrea R. Jain -- Chapter 10: Stretching toward the Sacred: John Friend and Anusara Yoga -- Lola Williamson -- Part Four: Bhaktiyoga -- Chapter 11: Svaminarayana: Bhaktiyoga and the Aksarabhraman Guru -- Hanna H. Kim -- Chapter 12: Sathya Sai Baba and the Repertoire of Yoga -- Smriti Srinivas -- Part Five: Technology -- Chapter 13: Engineering an Artful Practice: On Jaggi Vasudev's ISHA Yoga and Sri Sri Ravi Shakar's Art of Living -- Joanne Punzo Waghorne -- Chapter 14: Online Bhakti in a Modern Guru Organization -- Maya Warrier -- Part Six: Nation-Builders -- Chapter 15: Eknath Ranade, Gurus and Jivanvratis (life-workers): Vivekananda Kendra's Promotion of the ''Yoga Way of Life'' -- Gwilym Beckerlegge -- Chapter 16: Swami Ramdev: Modern Yoga Revolutionary -- Stuart Sarbacker -- Index
Summary "Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions that individual gurus have made to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga in today's world. The focus is not limited to India, but also extends to the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora. Each of the sections deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of the transnational tantric guru; the teachings of modern yoga's best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business, and politics in the work of global yoga gurus; and the role of science and medicine. Although the principal emphasis is on the current situation, some of the essays demonstrate the continuing influence of gurus from generations past. As a whole, the book represents an extensive and diverse picture of the place of the guru in contemporary yoga practice"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gurus -- Biography.
Yoga -- History -- 20th century
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Complementary Therapies.
Exercise Movement Techniques.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
History, Modern 1601-
Mind-Body Therapies.
Physical Therapy Modalities.
Religious Philosophies.
Spiritual Therapies.
Philosophy & Religion.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
RELIGION -- Hinduism -- General.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Goldberg, Ellen, 1954-
Singleton, Mark, 1976-
ISBN 0199345899