Yoga: The Indian Tradition

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David Carpenter, Ian Whicher
Taylor & Francis, Mar 20, 2003 - Political Science - 224 pages
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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 Pata˝jali, 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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About the author (2003)

Writer and teacher David Carpenter grew up in Edmonton, Canada. Carpenter's writing has appeared in several Canadian publications including Canadian Literature, The Toronto Globe & Mail, and the NeWest Review. Carpenter won first prize in the Canadian Novella Contest for his work, The Ketzer.

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