By Anya P. Foxen
Because the Yogoda software doesn't depend on recognizable postures and poses, it has remained lower than the radar of yoga scholarship. Biography of a Yogi examines Yogananda's occupation and Yogoda within the wider context of the improvement of yoga within the 20th century. targeting Yogis in this early interval of transnational popularization, Foxen highlights the continuities within the idea of the Yogi as superhuman and lines the transformation of yoga from a holistic and religious perform to its present-day postural practice.
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