My Sanskrit Journey and New Course
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by James Russell
3w ago
My Sanskrit journey and new six week online course I'll be offering for beginners ..read more
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How Buddhist is Modern Mindfulness?
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by James Russell
7M ago
This article evaluates the influence of Buddhism on Modern Mindulness ..read more
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Postures Versus Poses
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by James Russell
10M ago
This article questions the popular interpretation of the Sanskrit term <i>āsana</i> as 'pose ..read more
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The influence of Jaina philosophy on Patañjali
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by James Russell
1y ago
This article explores similarities between the doctrine of the early Jainas and Pātañjalayoga by focusing on three key topics intrinsic to both traditions: rebirth, karma and ethics ..read more
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Was Patañjali truly important?
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by James Russell
1y ago
This article draws on new research to critically assess the importance of the Pātañjalayogaśāstra in the history of yoga ..read more
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Book Review: Yoga in Britain By Suzanne Newcome
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by James Russell
1y ago
Yoga in Britain charts the course of yoga’s propagation within the cultural landscape of twentieth-century Britain. Suzanne Newcombe uncovers a colourful history in which a seemingly obscure subject on the fringes of society becomes an established feature of Adult Education, is embraced by 1960s counterculture and goes on to feature regularly on British television ..read more
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Reflections and optimism as we return to lockdown
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by James Russell
1y ago
Written at the start of the second major Covid lockdown in the UK, when we had to close the doors of our yoga studio. Originally published on the Yoga Torquay blog ..read more
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Cultural Appropriation - Part 3: Empire
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by James Russell
1y ago
The final of three articles examining the cultural appropriation of yoga in the west ..read more
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Cultural Appropriation Part 1: India
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by James Russell
1y ago
The first of three articles examining the cultural appropriation of yoga in the west ..read more
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Yoga for Peace 2017
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by James Russell
1y ago
After a year off, Yoga for Peace Day returns once again this autumn. Yoga for Peace is a community fundraising event that celebrates peace ..read more
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