Eighty-four Āsanas in Yoga: A Survey of Traditions : with Illustrations

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D.K. Printworld, 2007 - Hatha yoga - 195 pages
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Physical Postures (Asanas) Are The Most Important And Often The Only Constituent Of Modern Yoga. Many Practitioners Believe That The Postures Derive From An Ancient Original Set Of Eighty-Four Asanas. This Book, For The First Time, Traces Traditions Of Eighty-Four Postures By Examining Original Materials, Including Drawings, Descriptions In Older Indic Texts And Modern Publications Which Reflect Contemporary Traditions. It Also Takes Up A Number Of Broad Issues Related To The Topic Of Yoga Postures So As To Provide The Reader With A Larger Context.

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Contents

Introduction
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On the Terms hathayoga and rājayoga
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The Place and Function of Āsanas in Yoga Systems
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