Reclaiming the Spirit through the Body: The Nascent Spirituality of Modern Postural Yoga

  title={Reclaiming the Spirit through the Body: The Nascent Spirituality of Modern Postural Yoga},
  author={Stuart Ray Sarbacker},
In viewing physical practice as instrumental, traditions of modern postural yoga contain an implicit spirituality that echoes its historical precursors in the medieval traditions of haṭhayoga . The physicality of modern postural yoga tradition links the practices of premodern haṭhayoga traditions with disciplines of body that are characteristic of modern cosmopolitanism, such as gymnastics and calisthenics. The principal modern yoga gurus of the twentieth century—such as B. K. S. Iyengar and K… 
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