‘Roots of Yoga’ book launch with James Mallinson, Mark Singleton and guests
An extensive collection of annotated translations on the practice of yoga, Roots of Yoga is drawn from over a hundred texts in multiple languages, and from diverse regions and periods, many of which have been translated for the first time. The book has eleven chapters, arranged thematically to reflect important practices of yoga (e.g. posture, breath-control, meditation) and the results of these practices (e.g. yogic powers, liberation). Still other chapters provide additional context for practice and its results (e.g. definitions of yoga, preliminaries, theories of the yogic body). Although this is primarily a source book of yoga traditions, it provides many new insights into the development and transformation of yoga practices across periods and traditions.
The event will be chaired by Yogacampus' Graham Burns (a SOAS graduate and PhD candidate), and the discussion will be led by Radio 4 Culture Wise journalist Mukti Jain Campion. After the discussion and questions, there will be a drinks reception co-hosted by SOAS and Yogacampus. Please join us on Monday 24th April from 6.30pm to 8pm at SOAS, University of London. Main Building, 10 Thornhaught Street (off Russell Square), London WC1H 0XG.
Attendance is free, but please register using this link.