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The preferred notion of yoga within the West is still for the main half that of a actual health software, mostly divorced from its historic and non secular roots. The essays accumulated the following offer a feeling of the ancient emergence of the classical method offered by way of Patañjali, a cautious exam of the most important parts, total personality and modern relevance of that method (as present in the Yoga Sutra) and a glimpse of a few of the tradition's many vital ramifications in later Indian spiritual background.

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