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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 important and overlooked late-medieval yoga text from south India that uniquely integrates the theory and praxis of yoga within the devotional framework (bhakti) of ritual worship (pūjā). Little scholarly attention has yet been brought to bear on this text, although its prominence...
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 Research Council (ERC) and based at SOAS, University of London. The project aims to chart the history of physical yoga practice by means of philology (i.e., the study of texts on yoga), and ethnography (i.e., fieldwork among practitioners of yoga).
The project team consists of four researchers...