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The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America
 
 
Author
Stefanie Syman.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780374236762
Pages/Publication Date 390/2010
Daedalus Item Code 20034
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Yoga's history in America is longer and richer than most of its devoted followers realize, says Stefanie Syman here; it was present in Emerson's New England, even though it was later deemed a dangerous, alien practice that would corrupt body and soul. A longtime practitioner herself, Syman explains how this centuries-old spiritual discipline became a multibillion-dollar American industry, largely through a succession of charismatic yoga teachers who risked charges of charlatanism, and through generations of yoga students who endured being called unbalanced or even insane. Her history moves from New England to New York City and its new suburbs between the wars, to colonial India, to postwar Los Angeles, to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district in its heyday, and back to New York City after 9/11, and is peopled with such teachers and devotees as Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Gloria Swanson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, George Harrison, Indra Devi, and Madonna.

"Stefanie Syman's superb book fills a major gap in our understanding of religion in America. This fascinating account, full of colorful characters, demonstrates the importance of yoga in transforming Americans' understanding of the body."—Randall Balmer

 
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