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ISBN :9780670093892
Price Rs.799.00
The Story of Yoga
From India to the Contemporary World
By -  Alistair Shearer 

About the Book
How did an ancient Indian spiritual discipline turn into a GBP 20 billion-a-year mainstay of the global wellness industry? 
This comprehensive history sets yoga in its global cultural context for the first time. From arcane religious rituals and medieval body-magic, through muscular Christianity and the British Raj, to the Indian nationalist movement and the arrival of yoga in the twentieth-century West, we discover how the practice reached its present-day ubiquity and how it became embedded in powerful social currents shaping the world's future, such as digital media, celebrity culture, the stress pandemic and the quest for an authentic identity in the face of unprecedented change.
About the Author 
Alistair Shearer is a cultural historian specialising in the art and architecture of the Indian subcontinent and a former lecturer at SOAS University of London. He is a teacher of meditation and the psychology of yoga, and his translation of the Yoga Sutras has remained in print for almost forty years. Alistair is the co-creator of an award winning retreat hotel in Kerala.
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