Roots of Yoga - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

'An indispensable companion for all interested in yoga, both scholars and practitioners' Professor Alexis G. J. S. Sanderson

Despite yoga's huge global popularity, relatively little of its roots is known among practitioners. This compendium includes a wide range of texts from different schools of yoga, languages and eras: among others, key passages from the early Upanisads and the Mahabharata, and from the Tantric, Buddhist and Jaina traditions, with many pieces in scholarly translation for the first time. Covering yoga's varying definitions, its most important practices, such as posture, breath control, sensory withdrawal and meditation, as well as models of the esoteric and physical bodies, Roots of Yoga is a unique and essential source of knowledge.

Translated and Edited with an Introduction by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton

Book information

ISBN: 9780241253045
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 181.45
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xl, 540
Weight: 410g
Height: 198mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 26mm