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Podcast Interview With J. Brown interview j. brown patañjali philology podcast seth's story yogasūtra Jan 29, 2019

In this wide-ranging long form interview with prominent yoga teacher and podcaster, J. Brown, the two discuss Seth's personal background, journey into yoga, and pursuing a PhD at Harvard. In the second half J. and Seth get into some issues regarding the history and interpretation of yoga...

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An Introduction to Sanskrit: The Language of Yoga sanskrit Jan 04, 2019

संसकृत 
saṃskṛta
“refined, ornamented, perfected”

देववाणी
devavāṇī
“language of the gods”

Sanskrit is one of the most ancient continuously used languages in the world. Known by tradition as the language spoken by the gods (devavāṇī), it is understood as the...

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Interview with Accessible Yoga Part 4: Modern Misconceptions about Early Yoga "authentic" yoga accessible yoga modern yoga orthopraxy yoga and religion yoga history Dec 10, 2018

 

Part 4/4 of Seth Powell's interview with Patrice Priya Wagner from Accessible Yoga. Reposted with permission. The original post can be found here

Priya: Regarding access to yoga practice throughout India’s history, or more recently in the West, what misconception...

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Interview with Accessible Yoga Part 3: Who Had Access to Yoga in Premodern India accessible yoga haṭha yoga project haṭhapradīpikā history of āsana medieval yoga yoga history āsana Śivayogapradīpikā Nov 26, 2018

The Great Stupa at Sanchi. Madhya Pradesh, Stone Relief, (c. 50 BCE- 50 CE).
Image from Diamond (2013, 28).

 

Part 3/4 of Seth Powell's interview with Patrice Priya Wagner from Accessible Yoga. Reposted with permission. The original post can be found here

[Priya]

While taking...

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Interview with Accessible Yoga Part 2: Early History of Yoga for Women accessible yoga bhakti dattātreyayogaśāstra lalleshwari tantra women and yoga yoga history yoginī Nov 12, 2018

 

Part 2/4 of Seth Powell's interview with Patrice Priya Wagner from Accessible Yoga. Reposted with permission. The original post can be found here

[Priya]

While taking an online course “An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga” with Seth Powell, I...

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Interview with Accessible Yoga Part 1: Early History of Yoga for People with Disabilities accessible yoga caurangi nāth gomateśvara haṭha yoga interview matsyendranāth nāth yogis rāja yoga yoga history Oct 29, 2018

 "Ascetics Performing Tapas," South India c. 1820, Opaque watercolor on paper, 23.5 x 29 cm., The British Museum.

 

Part 1/4 of Seth Powell's interview with Patrice Priya Wagner from Accessible Yoga. Reposted with permission. The original post can be found here

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The Ancient Yoga Strap: A Brief History of the Yogapaṭṭa art history haṭha yoga yoga history yogapaṭṭa Āsana Jun 16, 2018

Guest blogpost for The Luminescent. Original post can be found here: http://www.theluminescent.org/2018/06/the-ancient-yoga-strap-yogapatta.html

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Abstract

This article will provide a small window onto the longue duree of the yogapatta, or “yoga...

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Podcast Interview with The Humboldt Lighthouse academia interview podcast the humboldt lighthouse yoga studies May 14, 2018

In Seth's first-ever Podcast interview, he sits down with Nate Hanks at The Humboldt Lighthouse. Recorded live in McKinleyville, California. In this conversation, Seth and Nate discuss Seth’s journey into yoga and academia, yoga philosophy and meditation practice, the ...

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New Publication on the History of Āsana: "Etched in Stone" art history hampi haṭha yoga nāth yogis publication sculptures vijayanagara yoga history Āsana May 01, 2018

My article, "Etched in Stone: Sixteenth-century Visual and Material Evidence of Śaiva Ascetics and Yogis in Complex Non-seated Āsanas at Vijayanagara" has been published in the inaugural issue of the new peer-reviewed Journal of Yoga Studies (JoYS).

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Interview with Impossible Yoga impossible yoga interview italian yoga history Jan 24, 2018

Online interview with Benedetta Panisson at Impossible Yoga. Bilingual transcript available in Italian and English.

http://www.impossibleyoga.com/2018/01/24/seth-powell-yogic-studies/

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Advice on Āsana in the Śivayogapradīpikā haṭha yoga the luminescent Āsana Śivayogapradīpikā Jun 30, 2017

Guest blogpost for The Luminescent.

Original post can be found here: http://theluminescent.blogspot.ca/2017/06/advice-on-asana-in-sivayogapradipika.html 

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"The Śivayogapradīpikā (c. 15th century), or “Lamp on Śiva’s Yoga” is an...

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Haṭha Yoga Project Promo Video academia haṭha yoga project london soas video yoga studies Jun 30, 2017

In September 2016 a workshop for twenty scholars working on critical editions of Sanskrit texts on yoga was held at SOAS and All Souls, Oxford.

Look out for Seth Powell's cameo in the video ;) 

The Haṭha Yoga Project (HYP) is a five-year (2015-2020) research project funded by the European...

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