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Published: 05 June 2020

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780190082734

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Inhaling Spirit

Harmonialism, Orientalism, and the Western Roots of Modern Yoga

Anya P. Foxen

  • Outlines a "harmonial" tradition, drawing on sources from Antiquity into modern day
  • Bridges scholarship on Western esotericism and medical humanities
  • Analyzes the dynamics of race, class, and gender in the context of early modern Western yoga
  • Outlines the Western historical and philosophical precedents to the twentieth century embrace of yoga practice

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