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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 184: The Politics of Yoga w/ Dr. Patricia Suthoff and the Foreign Policy Crüe

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 184: The Politics of Yoga w/ Dr. Patricia Suthoff and the Foreign Policy Crüe

Update: 2021-09-19
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To many in the West, the practice of Yoga is largely a secular act seen as part of maintaining a healthy life-style and good posture. Certainly, some are keenly aware of its origins as a spiritual practice from the Indian subcontinent. Indeed, elements on the Christian right have condemned Yoga as a form of worship of the Hindu pantheon. However, it is not only amongst conservative Christians that Yoga is seen as controversial. In Yoga’s homeland, India, the history and meaning of the practice is a topic of heated debate. In this episode, what is Yoga? What is its political meaning? And why has it become a lighting rod for controversy in Indian politics?


 
About Patricia:
Patricia Sauthoff is an Indologist who specializes in medieval Śaiva Tantra from socio-historical perspective. Her PhD focused on protective rites in the Netra Tantra, and explored the nature of mantra, maṇḍala, and deity visualization in rites to alleviate disease and bestow immortality.


 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 184: The Politics of Yoga w/ Dr. Patricia Suthoff and the Foreign Policy Crüe

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 184: The Politics of Yoga w/ Dr. Patricia Suthoff and the Foreign Policy Crüe

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