1. How Yoga Won the West

  1. Liz Stillwaggon Swan PhD
  1. Jennifer Munyer

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch1

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body

How to Cite

Munyer, J. (2011) How Yoga Won the West, in Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body (ed L. S. Swan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118121450.ch1

Author Information

  1. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Vermont, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658802

Online ISBN: 9781118121450

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Keywords:

  • yoga, and How Yoga Won the West;
  • practice of yoga, from culture to culture;
  • birth of yoga, ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’;
  • yoga, the solution to everything;
  • T. S. Krishnamacharya's student, Indra Devi, yoga in the US;
  • stepping on the mat;
  • bending to touch one's toes, a large inner experience;
  • yoga exploration;
  • Western culture, trepidation about trusting the unknown;
  • yoga, as ever-evolving

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stepping on the Mat

  • The Exploration of Yoga

  • It's All a Matter of Perspective

  • The Birth of Yoga

  • What does ‘Divine’ Mean to You?

  • A New Era Begins…

  • What Goes Up Must Come Down

  • A Shift in Perspective

  • The Father of Modern Yoga

  • The Cycle Repeats Itself

  • How Yoga Won the West