Modern Yoga Studies

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  • Integrating Energy Healing into MindBody Therapy

    In this talk, we will explore conceptual foundations for the integration of energy healing into MindBody Therapy. We will discuss the ways in which energy is already playing a role in the therapeutic process and how to work with that intentionally to benefit the client. We will consider how to im...

  • Dynamic Alignment

    When we talk about alignment, we should ask what we are aligning ourselves with? Are we talking about an external shape? An internal sensation? A principle, or value?

    Alignment is a dynamic state of shifting relationships in our body. If we let go of the idea that it is a fixed set of rules, we ...

  • Authenticity and Spiritual Realization

    In this talk, Judith will discuss the importance of avoiding spiritual bypassing in order for spiritual realization to be a lasting transformation, rather than just a peak experience. She will teach the main Realization Process practices for uncovering fundamental consciousness, the spiritual gr...

  • A Maturing Wisdom: The Women of Modern Global Yoga

    This is not a lecture about individual women and their isolated successes. Rather this talk aims to acknowledge the collective wisdom rising from a (mostly) female-driven phenomenon, which I will refer to as Modern Globalised Yoga, a term coined by Dr Elizabeth de Michelis.

    Historical research...

  • Visual and Material Evidence of Medieval Yoga and Yogis

    Though much of the evidence for constructing the history of yoga traditions in precolonial India is to be found in Sanskrit manuscripts and texts, extensive and valuable information may be gathered from non-textual historical materials (e.g. through paintings, sculpture, temples, and epigraphy). ...

  • Healthcare and Longevity Practices

    The practice of yoga is today widely associated with the improvement of mental and physical health and a general increase in well-being. In India, yoga is considered an indigenous form of health practice: The Ministry of AYUSH supports education and research in yoga medicine, and has established ...

  • Authenticity & Transformations in Yoga Traditions

    In this discussion, Suzanne Newcombe considers some of the key points of transformation in modern yoga traditions based on her academic study. Her historical and sociological research has focused on the entanglement of yoga, medical and physical rejuvenation practices in the modern period. This c...

  • Early Records of Āsana Practice

    The presentation deals with yogic postures (āsanas) in Pātañjala Yoga. Starting with a brief introduction to the main sources of the chapter, i. e., to the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (PYŚ), it initially contextualises posture practice within the yogic path to liberation. This outline provides the backdr...