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In-depth explorations into the traditions of Yoga, Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy, and South Asian Religions. Featuring candid conversations and interviews with scholars and practitioners. Hosted by Seth Powell.

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In-depth explorations into the traditions of Yoga, Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy, and South Asian Religions. Featuring candid conversations and interviews with scholars and practitioners. Hosted by Seth Powell.

    17. Stuart Sarbacker | Tracing the Path of Yoga

    17. Stuart Sarbacker | Tracing the Path of Yoga

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Stuart Ray Sarbacker about his newest book Tracing the Path of Yoga: The History and Philosophy of Indian Mind-Body Discipline (2021, SUNY Press). We explore the origins of yoga, what Stuart calls the numinous and...

    • 1 hr 40 min
    16. Daniel Simpson | The Truth of Yoga

    16. Daniel Simpson | The Truth of Yoga

    In this episode we talk with Daniel Simpson about his upcoming book, The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices (2021, North Point Press). We discuss his writing process, his background as a foreign...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    15. Mark Singleton | Yoga Body, 10 Years Later

    15. Mark Singleton | Yoga Body, 10 Years Later

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Mark Singleton about his journey and career in yoga and academia, his dissertation turned book Yoga Body and its reception 10 years after publication,  the "birth" of modern yoga in the 19th and 20th centuries, the...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    14. Amanda Lucia | White Utopias, Yoga, and Transformational Festivals

    14. Amanda Lucia | White Utopias, Yoga, and Transformational Festivals

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Amanda Lucia about her new book, White Utopias: The Religious Exoticism of Transformational Festivals (2020, UC Press). We discuss transformational festivals in California, the nature of religious exoticism, white...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    13. Raj Balkaran | Purāṇas and Hindu Mythology

    13. Raj Balkaran | Purāṇas and Hindu Mythology

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Raj Balkaran about his early days of spiritual seeking in Toronto, discovering religious studies, the power of myth and narrative in Hindu traditions, his work on the Purāṇas, the Devī Māhātmya and Sūrya Māhātmya of...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    12. Ruth Westoby | Women and Gender in Yoga

    12. Ruth Westoby | Women and Gender in Yoga

    In this episode, we speak with Ruth Westoby (PhD Candidate, SOAS) about her background in Ashtanga, her doctoral research on women and gender in the history of yoga, female practitioners of Haṭha yoga and asceticism, frameworks for understanding the...

    • 1 hr 27 min

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