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Scholar’s Corner: YOGA BODY


Today’s book is Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice by Mark Singleton (Oxford University Press, 2010). This is one of the first scholarly works on yoga in its modern “postural” form, as distinct from studies of Hindu religions and yoga more broadly conceived. In coining the phrase “modern postural yoga,” Singleton points to the current focus on asanas that dominates discussions of yoga in the United States. He traces the development of this focus to the early twentieth century and shows how the what is now called “yoga” may owe as much to modern European physical culture as it does to ancient Indian religious practice.

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Extra Special Happenings Jan 30 and Feb 6

K.J. Holmes is teaching 2 more yoga classes to benefit the amazing work of Partners in Health in Haiti. Classes are Saturdays, January 30 and February 6, 9:30-10:30am. Minimum donation is $10. Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor. (Studio opens at 9am)

Check out Eva Yaa Asantewaa’s lovely mentions of K.J.’s yoga and ongoing morning class:

Also be sure to see Jon Kinzel’s show at The Kitchen this weekend, Thurs – Sat, 8pm. for more information. Performers include some all-star Movement Research artists and faculty members, and the project was created during the first chunk of Jon’s residency with Movement Research.

See you tonight at the Dance on Camera  Studies Project (Free, 7pm at Judson Memorial Church, in case you didn’t have it in your calendar already!) A shorts program curated by Movement Research Artists-in-Residence, in collaboration with Dance Films Association. This event kicks off DFA’s 38th Annual Dance on Camera Festival.

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