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Is the body the temple of the soul? : modern yoga practice as a psychosocial phenomenon /
Krzysztof T. Konecki.
edition
First edition.
imprint
Łódź : Łódź University Press ; Kraków : Jagiellonian University Press, 2015.
description
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
8323340080, 9788323340089
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imprint
Łódź : Łódź University Press ; Kraków : Jagiellonian University Press, 2015.
isbn
8323340080
9788323340089
contents note
Philosophy and hatha-yoga practice. Para-religious aspects of hatha-yoga -- The social world of yoga practice -- Commonsense definitions of yoga and its meaning for practitioners -- The process of becoming a hatha-yoga practitioner -- Visual transmission of knowledge and the meaning of corporeality and gestures in the social world of yoga practice -- Emotions and yoga practicing. Working on emotions and achieving "emotional culture" without emotions -- Teaching and guru in hatha-yoga practice.
abstract
"Hatha-yoga in Western culture is often perceived as the practice of physical exercises (practice of the asana position), usually done to improve one's health and emotional state. Even if that is the case, it is still based on the rule of "the silencing of the modifications of the mind." It is about a containment of mind dispersion in terms of non-important, minute, everyday issues, which are not important for the basis of our existence, balance and inner harmony, the unity of body and mind. even if we train only for our health and for improvement of our physical fitness, thenthe end result, in the case of many physical ans sports activities, is stoppping mind movement. The full concentration on one action, on one point in space, might not have any metaphysical meaning for us, but it still remains full concentration. This can be achieved by patiently practicing hatha-yoga."--Back cover.
catalogue key
10965721
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224).

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