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YS Founder and Director Seth Powell was recently interviewed by Dr. Raj Balkaran for the New Books in Hindu Studies Podcast. Listen below for a rich discussion of Seth's doctoral work on the 15th-century Śivayogapradīpikā, new developments in Hindu and Yoga studies, and the balance and interaction of entrepreneurship and scholarship in the burgeoning world of online education.
It is with great excitement to announce the launch of our latest venture, The Yogic Studies Podcast! This Podcast has been a long-time in the making, and the timing was finally right to bring this project to fruition.
The Yogic Studies Podcast, hosted by Seth Powell, will offer in-depth explorations into the traditions of Yoga, Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy, and South Asian Religions. Featuring candid conversations and interviews with scholars and practitioners.
You can find episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, or most other Podcast applications. If you enjoy the...
Seth Powell and Chase Bossart come together with J Brown on his Yoga Talks podcast for an in-depth debate and inquiry into the nature and substance of Patañjali’s Yogasūtras.
They discuss whether the Sūtras and their commentary are written by the same person, differing views on what the text says yoga is, whether it involves stilling the mind to reach a liberation beyond this world or a means of finding clarity and purpose in this existence, distinguishing between mind and consciousness, and the power of deep yogic inquiry. You might want to have your favorite copy of the...
Seth was recently featured on Kathryn Bruni-Young's Mindful Strength Podcast.
Episode 130. Seth Powell: Bringing Yoga Philosophy to Life
In this wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Kathryn talk about what yoga is, how we can define it, what yoga isn’t and some of the problems with our understanding of yoga philosophy. This is a great introduction to yoga philosophy in this day in age, when yoga can mean so many different things to different people. Seth shares information on the history of the strap, and how far back straps have been used. He comments that Iyengar did not invent...
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 philosophy, Patañjali's Yogasūtras, the practice of yoga philology, scholarship and practice, and much more!
Listen to the full episode here: https://www.jbrownyoga.com/yoga-talks-podcast/2019/1/seth-powell
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 Yogasūtras, travels and fieldwork in India, the PhD at Harvard, the dissertation project on the Śivayogapradīpikā, controversies over the teaching of yoga in public schools, and much more!
Listen to the episode here: ...