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By Machelle M. Seibel, Hari Kaur Khalsa

ISBN-10: 1440627983

ISBN-13: 9781440627989

Curiosity in yoga is at an all-time excessive, in particular between ladies. no matter if readers desire to start the perform or are already concerned about yoga, this cutting edge publication might help them comprehend the original advantages yoga offers for a woman's future health and psychological health.

The authors lead ladies of every age in the course of the overall healthiness and existence cycles particular to women by means of illustrating the religious and actual benefits of Kundalini yoga, as taught by means of yoga grasp Yogi Bhajan. Hari Khalsa applies historical knowledge to give an explanation for find out how to be certain and improve one's personal particular dating with the brain, physique, and soul. utilizing his services on women's well-being matters, Dr. Siebel unearths the clinical foundation for yoga's confident results at the mind. jointly, Dr. Siebel and Hari Khalsa create a discussion of spiritualism and technological know-how, elucidating how each lady can obtain the rewards of yoga for a life-time.

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Rounding out this analysis of yoga in the public sphere is a discussion of the role personal experience plays in the development of academic representations. The purpose behind presenting this body of data on yoga ideologies and practices from 1893 to 2003 is to demonstrate the relationship between the transnational dissemination of yoga and the changing roles of health and freedom in the ongoing project of modernity. In order to achieve this goal, the book first examines historical relationships through biographical narratives of Vivekananda, Sivananda, and the DLS community, and later moves laterally to explore geographical networks that link the DLS of Rishikesh with other Indian, European, and American yoga practitioners and centers.

In this chapter, I review how several different mass-media representations of yoga offer ample evidence that “health” and a “healthy lifestyle” are highly valued and culturally variable commodities which are pursued with vigor in India, Germany, and the United States. The media’s constitution of yoga as a desirable health practice capitalizes on the promotion of such classic, essentializing dichotomies as body/mind and the spiritual East/material West. However, differential uses of such dichotomies by the Indian, German, and American print media have been driven by specific assumptions about their respective national audiences.

Seeking Direction: Locating Cosmopolitans in the Field(s) Cosmopolitan ethnography demands new ways of thinking about “the field,” and of actually doing fieldwork. I have come to think about the ways that my field experience developed in relation to a pair of linked concepts. These concepts help define the rather amorphous and sometimes ephemeral spaces – spheres of activity – within which I conducted ethnographic research, and allow me to begin to map out the ways in which individuals, institutions, communities, ideas, practices, and – 16 – Re-Orienting Yoga objects interacted in ways that made possible the transformation of yoga over the past century.

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