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Karen O’Brien-Kop
Introduction Although a popular translation for the word ‘yoga’ is ‘union’, recent scholarship shows that throughout history the meanings of yoga have been multiple and subtly shifting: from the yoga-kṣema of the Vedic pastoralists (which indicated habitation cycles of movement and rest) to the…
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Daniel Simpson
'Matysendra, depicted on16th-century temple pillars at Hampi, Karnataka'. Photo by Dr James Mallinson and Dr Daniela Bevilacqua, Haṭha Yoga Project.   Control of the breath is one of the earliest recorded forms of yogic practice. It was described by the Buddha, who talked about trying it before his…
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