21st Century Yoga Culture, Politics, and Practice

ISBN-10: 0615617603

ISBN-13: 9780615617602

Edition: N/A

Authors: Carol Horton, Roseanne Harvey

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Yoga may be rooted in ancient India, but it's morphed into something new in North America today.Precisely what that might be, however, is difficult to say. Yoga is taught everywhere from spas to prisons, and for everything from weight loss to spiritual transcendence. With its chameleon-like ability to adapt equally well to advertising, athletics, and ashrams, contemporary yoga is a fascinating phenomenon that invites investigation.Written by experienced practitioners who are also teachers, therapists, activists, scholars, studio owners, and interfaith ministers, 21st Century Yoga is one of the first books to provide a multi-faceted examination of yoga as it actually exists in the U.S. and Canada today.CONTENTS:Introduction: Yoga and North American Culture - Carol HortonEnlightenment 2.0: The American Yoga Experiment - Julian WalkerHow Yoga Makes You Pretty: The Beauty Myth, Yoga and Me - Melanie KleinQuestioning the "Body Beautiful": Yoga, Commercialism, and Discernment - Poep Sa Frank Jude BoccioBifurcated Spiritualities: Examining Mind/Body Splits in the North American Yoga and Zen Communities - Nathan ThompsonStarved for Connection: Healing Anorexia Through Yoga - Chelsea RoffYoga and the 12 Steps: Holistic Recovery from Addiction - Tommy RosenModern Yoga Will Not Form a Real Culture Until Every Studio Can Also Double as a Soup Kitchen and other observations from the threshold between yoga and activism - Matthew RemskiYoga for War: The Politics of the Divine - Be ScofieldOur True Nature is Our Imagination: Yoga and Non-Violence at the Edge of the World - Michael StoneHow Yoga Messed With My Mind - Angela JamisonAfterword: The Evolution of Yoga and the Practice of Writing - Roseanne Harvey
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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Kleio Books
Publication date: 9/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Carol Horton, Ph.D., is the author of Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind with the Wisdom of the Body (Kleio, 2012); and Race and the Making of American Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2005). Roseanne Harvey is the former editor of the leading Canadian yoga magazine, Ascent; founder of the popular blog, It's All Yoga, Baby; and co-director of Yoga Festival Montreal.

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