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The popular perception of yoga in the West remains for the most part that of a physical fitness program, largely divorced from its historical and spiritual roots. The essays collected here provide a sense of the historical emergence of the classical system presented by Patanjali, a careful examination of the key elements, overall character and contemporary relevance of that system (as found in the Yoga Sutra) and a glimpse of some of the tradition's many important ramifications in later Indian religious history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700712885
ISBN-10: 0700712887
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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