Yoga Journal





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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

The Origins of Yoga and Tantra

Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century

Author: Geoffrey Samuel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Religion


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Yoga, tantra and other forms of Asian meditation are practised in modernized forms throughout the world today, but most introductions to Hinduism or Buddhism tell only part of the story of how they developed. This book is an interpretation of the history of Indic religions up to around 1200 CE, with particular focus on the development of yogic and tantric traditions. It assesses how much we really know about this period, and asks what sense we can make of the evolution of yogic and tantric practices, which were to become such central and important features of the Indic religious scene. Its originality lies in seeking to understand these traditions in terms of the total social and religious context of South Asian society during this period, including the religious practices of the general population with their close engagement with family, gender, economic life and other pragmatic concerns.

Western Himalayan Temple Records

State, Pilgrimage, Ritual and Legality in Chamb?

Author: Mahesh Sharma

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

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Fifty-five documents in a western-Himalayan language dealing with land, pilgrimage, legality and temple-economy are presented. They explicate how ‘lesser states’ patronized numerous shrines and the role of Nath-Siddha-ascetics in creating consent-to-rule, and constructing hybridity between the Hindu and Tibetan-Buddhist traditions.

The Body of God

An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth-Century Kanchipuram

Author: D Dennis Hudson

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 660

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This remarkable book is the crowning achievement of the great scholar of Hinduism D. Dennis Hudson. Although Hudson died without completing it, the work has been brought to fruition by editor Margaret Case. The book is a finely detailed study of a renowned Tamil Hindu temple, the Vaikuntha Perumal (ca. 770 C.E.). Hudson uses this temple as an illustration of one major current and historical stage in South Indian Vaisnava religion. He offers a sustained reading of the temple as a coherent, organized, minutely conceptualized mandala whose code can be cracked by close analysis of the temple iconography and structure in the light of major literary and religious texts.


The Technology of Ecstasy

Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher: Tarcher


Category: Yoga

Page: 344

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Temples at Śrīśailam

A Study of Art, Architecture, Iconography, and Inscriptions

Author: Anurātā, Vi (Vināyakamūrtti)



Category: Architecture, Medieval

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Sculptural art of northern India, C.700 to 1200 A.D.

Author: Sheo Bahadur Singh



Category: Art

Page: 130

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The author has traced the history of Indian sculpture chronologically (AD 700-1200) and region wise (Gujarat to Bihar) for understanding stylistic tradition in sequential manner. Early medieval sculpture of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttaranchal, U.P., M.P. and Bihar has been discussed in historical sequence.