What poetry has to do with math
By Rohan Murty
The Indian Express - 31 August 2015
Over the past year, I have heard my friend, mathematician Manjul Bhargava, give several public lectures on the deep connections between poetry, Sanskrit and mathematics. Like many other mathematicians bef...
Muslim Interpreters of Yoga
By Carl W. Ernst
Yoga is perhaps the most successful Indian export in the global marketplace of spirituality. In terms of religious associations, it is most often juxtaposed with the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, though it is...
Yoga down the ages
A discussion by Sahana Singh with Raj Vedam
What evidence do we have of yoga being practised in ancient times? Do the Vedas, Upanishads, Jain/Buddhist texts, Arthashastra and other texts specifically mention yoga in the way we understand it today? What evidence do we ha...
Under the Spell of Yoga
By William Dalrymple
The New York Review of Books - March 2014
Around 1600, a dramatic shift took place in Mughal art. The Mughal emperors of India were the most powerful monarchs of their day—at the beginning of the seventeenth century, they ruled over a hundred...
Regulate the mind field
By Sheela Rani Chunkath
The Hindu - June 21, 2015
It is the month of the year to make new resolutions. I know it is not the beginning of the New Year but the United Nations General Assembly has declared June 21 the International Day of Yoga. What better time then...
Digital Rare Book:
The Yoga-system of Patañjali or The ancient Hindu doctrine of concentration of mind, embracing the mnemonic rules, called Yoga-sutras, of Patañjali, and the comment, called Yoga-bhashya.
By James Haughton Woods
Published by Harvard University Press - 1914
Yoga in the Indian Imagination, 16th–19th Century
By Debra Diamond
Yogis were a cherished theme of painting, in which they were an intriguing foil to the art’s materialism. In illustrated ragamala paintings, each of which depicts a scene associated with a musical mode, images of holy men ...
Digital Rare Book:
Yoga Makaranda or Yoga Saram (The Essence of Yoga) - Part One
By T. Krishnamacharya
Mysore Samasthan Acharya
(Written in Kannada)
Tamil Translation by Sri C.M.V. Krishnamacharya (with the assistance of Sri S. Ranganathadesikacharya)
Kannada Edition - 1934
Madurai C.M.V. Press ...
From Guru to God: Yogic prowess and places of practice
in Early-Medieval India
By Tamara I. Sears
One of the best known depictions of yoga’s power is found in a relief sculpted across the vast façade of an unfinished rock-cut temple in the southern Indian village of Mamallapuram, not far ...