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[Epub] ❧ Sinister Yogis Author David Gordon White – Help-buy-essay.co.uk Since the 1960s yoga has become a billion dollar industry in the West attracting housewives and hipsters New Agers and the old aged But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth centu[Epub] Sinister Yogis Author David Gordon White Help buy essay.co.uk Since the 1960s yoga has become a billion dollar industry in the West attracting housewives and hipsters New Agers and the old aged But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth centu Since the s yoga has become a billion dollar industry in the West attracting housewives and hipsters New Agers and the old aged But our modern co.

Nception of yoga derives much from nineteenth century European spirituality and the true story of yoga’s origins in South Asia is far richer stranger and entertaining than most of us realize To uncover this history David Gordon White focuses on yoga’s practitioners Combing through millennia of South Asia’s vast and diverse literature he discovers that yogis are usually portrayed as wonder workers or sorcerers who use thei.

sinister epub yogis book Sinister Yogis ePUBNception of yoga derives much from nineteenth century European spirituality and the true story of yoga’s origins in South Asia is far richer stranger and entertaining than most of us realize To uncover this history David Gordon White focuses on yoga’s practitioners Combing through millennia of South Asia’s vast and diverse literature he discovers that yogis are usually portrayed as wonder workers or sorcerers who use thei.

Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â David Gordon White received his PhD with Honors from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago in He also studied Hinduism at the École Pratiue des Hautes Études in Paris France between and A specialist of South Asian religions he is the J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California Santa Barbara where he has been teachin.

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  • Cain S.

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBWhite's book is textually rich and manages to convey the essence of the diverse varieties of historical yogic doctrines and praxis His central thesis is that today's multimillion dollar industry of eclectic yoga has little to do the historical doctrinal and soteriological yoga of ancient India and in fact it is a product of Swami Vivekananda's poor understanding and unbounded enthusiasm about yoga philosophies Essentially yoga had nothing to do with enhancing one's health or losing weight right until the 1930's when there appeared a string of ill informed proponents from Swami Vivekananda to Madam Helena Blavatsky who collectively created an atmosphere where idiosyncratic yoga systems with their emphasis on postures breathing and meditation became the norm Paramhansa Yogananda's mission of unifying yoga with Western theological traditions in his own syncr


  • Aparna

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBExcellent objective work on the yogic tradition surfing easily over it's new age and neo saffron reclamation This is how this book is useful to those who practice and love yoga to understand the troubled history of this practice to foreground it's super capitalistic at present One can choose to retain what is good for personal practice


  • Phil

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBDavid Gordon White’s Sinister Yogis University of Chicago Press 2009 hback 336pp – also available in paperback and for Kindle is third part of a “triptych” the previous two books were Alchemical Bodies and Kiss of the Yogini Of the three I would say that Sinister Yogis is the most accessible although like the other two it is not exactly a page turner eitherAccording to White the majority of scholarly approaches to Yoga have oriented themselves around the “philosophical yoga” tradition commonly known as “Raja Yoga” or “classical yoga” of which Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is a foundational text White says that “it has been the euation of yoga with meditation or contemplation that has bee


  • Rj

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBNot at all what one expected Far too much esoteric information about yoga and yogis


  • David

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBWhite's yogis were for the most part not all that villainous nor was the book all that engaging In fact Sinister Yogis is marketed somewhat incorrectly as a rollicking and sophisticated narrative but it is actually a very academic and contemplative work geared in language and style for other academics In the end the book was informative as are most University of Chicago books but not engaging or particularly enlightening about the history of the yogi in Asia One of the most disappointing aspects of the book was the Kindle formatting Readers cannot change the font and font sizes jump from the slightly too small to be comfortable to the lega


  • Kristian Petersen

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBA classic text the Mahabharata reports “Yogis who are without restraints and endowed with the power of yoga are so many masters who enter into the bodies of the Prajapatis the sages the gods and the great beings” Finding this passage was one of the inspirational moments that motivated David Gordon White J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of California Santa Barbara to pursue an investigation into the development of yogic practices Wondering “If these be yogis then what is yoga


  • David

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBOverall not an easy read by any means but I found it worth the effort I came across new words while reading this book than in all of my reading over the past few years And that's aside from the Sanskrit transliterations Chapters 12 and especially 6 are relatively straightforward and enjoyable Although chapters 34 and 5 stretched my reading ability and focus I found a few gems therein Below is a passage concerning three well know 20th century yogis taken from chapter 6In order to demonstrate his own yoga program to Yogananda Krishnamacharya had the young Iyengar undertake a difficult posture called the hanuman asana His eyes fell on me Iye


  • Carol Horton

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBDavid Gordon White is one of the foremost scholars of medieval yoga in the world And this book is on a super interes


  • Rick

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBNeedlessly wordy in the worst academic way Nonetheless interesting enough a survey of two thousand years of cultural representations of the yogi The book neatly categorizes different threads stretching through religious historical and popular texts and weaves together a mostly coherent portrait of its subject Historically those yogis were nasty At times I was a bit out of my depth given my limited knowledge of South Asian religious texts and pre colonial Indian history But I still gleaned plenty and didn't waste my time


  • Richard

    Hardcoveræ Sinister Yogis Epub â sinister epub, yogis book, Sinister Yogis ePUBSecond read through first since reading the Betel storiesVery good


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