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Publisher:Abhinav Publications
Published In:1999
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:614.00 gms
Pages:pp. iv + 124, Plates (Partly Col), Index, Appendices, Biblio.

The book "The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace " is written by N.E. Sjoman. This book was published in the year 1999. The ISBN number 8170173892|9788170173892 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. iv + 124 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Abhinav Publications. We have about 517 other great books from this publisher. The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace" traces the developments in the yoga tradition that has led to the strongest yoga tradition practised in the World today, from Krishnamacariar to Pattabhi Jois' Astanga yoga system and the Iyengar system. The spread of these yoga systems all over the modern world is unparalleled in the History of yoga; it partakes of the Nature of a mass movement. The introduction traces the development farther back by looking into a history of asanas itself, garnering evidence from different periods in Indian History and relating this to the basic Texts of yoga philosophy. The Book requires us to view the history and development of yoga from an entirely new perspective. The introduction centres around a translation of the yoga section of the SRITATTVANIDHI, the oldest text available at present substantiating a developed Asana practice. This text, written in the 1880’s foreshadows our own period.

About the Author

The author, Dr. N. Sjoman, is a Sanskritist trained in traditional Sanskrit schools as well as in Universities in North America, Europe and India eventually taking a Vidyavacaspati degree from Pune University. Initially, he learned yoga from B.K.S. Iyengar and continued as a student during an eighteen year sojourn in India. He has taught yoga with Sri Dattatreya all over the world. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Yoga from the Nippon Yoga Gakkei in 1982. He has published Academic articles, articles on Art and culture and a book with Sri Dattatreya entitled "An Introduction to South Indian Music". He is a visual artist, a painter, sculptor, and Textile artist.


Foreword by his Highness, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Mysore Yoga Painting
Synopsis of Painting by Swami Sivapriyananda
Illustrations of the Asanas from the Sritattvanidhi

1. The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace
2. The Nature of Indian Tradition
3. The Yoga Tradition
4. Textual Survey of the Yoga Tradition
5. Modern Practices of Yoga
6. The Subject and Source of the Present Study
7. Development in the Philosophical Yoga Tradition from Patanjali
8. The Asana Tradition
9. The Modern Asana Traditions
10. B.K.S. Iyengar's Asana Teaching
11. Pattabhi Jois's Asana Teaching
12. B.K.S. Iyengar's Reformation of the Jois/Krishnamacariar Series
13. Krishnamacariar's Yoga Teaching
14. Krishnaraja Wodeyar - Student and Patron of Yoga
15. The Mysore Palace Gymnastics Tradition
16. The Mysore Palace Wresding Tradition
17. The Yoga Section of the SRITATTVANIDHI
18. Conclusion
19. Translation of the Sritattvanidhi Text