Download PDF by Anya P. Foxen: Biography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda and the Origins

By Anya P. Foxen

ISBN-10: 0190668040

ISBN-13: 9780190668044

ISBN-10: 0190668059

ISBN-13: 9780190668051

With over 4 million copies in print, Paramahansa Yogananda's autobiography has served as a gateway into yoga and substitute spirituality for North American practitioners due to the fact that 1946. Balancing conventional yoga, metaphysical spirituality, and an aptitude for the level, Yogananda encouraged numerous humans to perform Yogoda, his personal model of yoga. His procedure mixed the religious and superhuman aspirations of Indian traditions with the health-oriented sensibilities of Western practice.

Because the Yogoda application doesn't depend on recognizable postures and poses, it has remained lower than the radar of yoga scholarship. Biography of a Yogi examines Yogananda's profession and Yogoda within the wider context of the improvement of yoga within the 20th century. targeting Yogis in this early interval of transnational popularization, Foxen highlights the continuities within the idea of the Yogi as superhuman and lines the transformation of yoga from a holistic and religious perform to its present-day postural practice.

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