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 21 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Regulate the mind field
By Sheela Rani Chunkath
The Hindu - June 21, 2015

It is the month of the year to make new resolutions. I know it is not the beginning of the New Year but the United Nations General Assembly has declared June 21 the International Day of Yoga. What better time then... Read More
 21 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
By Yogi Svatmarama
Translated by Pancham Sinh
First published in Ajmer - 1915

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The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā (Sanskrit: haṭhayōgapradīpikā, हठयोगप्र... Read More
 20 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
Gurus of Modern Yoga
By Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg
Published by Oxford University Press, USA - 2013

Book Summary:
Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work witho... Read More
 20 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Yoga-system of Patañjali or The ancient Hindu doctrine of concentration of mind, embracing the mnemonic rules, called Yoga-sutras, of Patañjali, and the comment, called Yoga-bhashya.
By James Haughton Woods
Published by Harvard University Press - 1914

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 20 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Yoga in the Indian Imagination, 16th–19th Century
By Debra Diamond

Yogis were a cherished theme of painting, in which they were an intriguing foil to the art’s materialism. In illustrated ragamala paintings, each of which depicts a scene associated with a musical mode, images of holy ... Read More
 19 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Shiva Samhita
The Esoteric Philosophy of the Tantras
Translated by Srischandra Basu
Published by Heeralal Dhole, Calcutta - 1887

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Shiva Samhita is a Sanskrit text on yoga, written by an unknown author. The text is addressed by the... Read More
 18 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
New Book:
Gheranda Samhita
Original in Sanskrit
An English translation by James Mallinson
Published by YogaVidya.com - 2004

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Gheranda Samhita (Sanskrit gheraṇḍasaṁhitā घेरंडसंहिता ) m... Read More
 18 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Yoga Makaranda or Yoga Saram (The Essence of Yoga) - Part One
By T. Krishnamacharya
Mysore Samasthan Acharya
(Written in Kannada)
Tamil Translation by Sri C.M.V. Krishnamacharya (with the assistance of Sri S. Ranganathadesikacharya)
Kannada Edition - 1934
Madurai C.M.V. Press ... Read More
 18 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Path of Yoga
By Debra Diamond

Extract from the book -
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
By Debra Diamond and Others
Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington - 2013

Like yoga or indeed any aspect of India’s Hindu traditions, the identities of... Read More
 18 Jun 2015 Video
Rare video:
Yoga by Krishnamacharya and B.K.S. Iyengar in 1938.
45 minutes silent film.

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Krishnamacharya taught yoga for nearly seven decades. He started teaching yoga under the patronage of the Maharaja of Mysore in the 1930s. Indra Devi, B.K.S. Iyenga... Read More
 17 Jun 2015 Video
Video:
Krishnamacharya: His Legacy and Teachings - 125th Anniversary Video narrated by A. G. Mohan.

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Krishnamacharya was unique in many ways — as a master of yoga, as a teacher, as an Ayurvedic physician and as a scholar.

In the West, Krishnamacharya... Read More
 17 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika of Svatmarama
With the commentary Jyotsna of Brahmananda
Published by The Adyar Library and research Centre, Madras - 1972
First published in 1893

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The Haṭha Yoga Pra... Read More
 16 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Yoga Philosophy - Being the Text of Patanjali, with Bhoja Raja's Commentary
By Tookaram Tatya
Published by The Bombay Theosophical Fund, Bombay - 1885

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The Chakras of the Subtle Body... Read More
 16 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
From Guru to God: Yogic prowess and places of practice
in Early-Medieval India
By Tamara I. Sears

One of the best known depictions of yoga’s power is found in a relief sculpted across the vast façade of an unfinished rock-cut temple in the southern Indian village of Mamallapuram, not f... Read More
 16 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
By Debra Diamond and Others
Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington - 2013

The book features sculptural masterpieces of historical and divine yogis, exquisite Mughal paintings of militant yogis and romantic her... Read More
 15 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Yoga-Darsana: The Sutras of Patanjali with the Bhasya of Vyasa
By Ganganatha Jha
Published by Rajaram Tukaram Tatya for The Bombay Theosophical Fund, Bombay - 1907

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 15 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Hindu-Yogi - Science Of Breath
A Complete Manual of the Oriental Breathing Philosophy of Physical, Mental, Psychic and Spiritual Development
By Yogi Ramacharaka
Published by Yogi Publication Society, Chicago - 1904

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 15 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Yoga of the Yogi: The Legacy of T. Krishnamacharya
By Kausthub Desikachar
Published by North Point Press - 2014

This deeply personal biographical tribute by Krishnamacharya's grandson includes photographs, archival materials, and family recollections that have never been published... Read More
 15 Jun 2015 Video
Rare Video:
T. Krishnamacharya Asanas
India, Mysore, 1938
Sponsored by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodiyar
Digital copy of a lost black-and-white film, 57 min.
Courtesy of Dan Mcguire

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Tirumalai Krishnamacharya - Father of modern Yoga

Film proved the perfect me... Read More
 2 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Jaina Astronomy and Cosmology
By Prof.L.C.Jain
Published by Rajasthan Prakrit Bharti Sansthan, Jaipur - 1983

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Image:
Globe or sphere (Bughola), depicting the Jaina cosmos.
Made of bronze; insc... Read More