Krishnamacharya on Kundalini - The Origins and Coherence of his Position - Simon Atkinson

Krishnamacharya on Kundalini - The Origins and Coherence of his Position - Simon Atkinson

A Union of Yoga-s – Linking Haṭhayoga and Patañjali via Kuṇḍalinī

Krishnamacharya on Kundalini - The Origins and Coherence of his Position - Simon Atkinson

Simon Atkinson [+-]
scholar-practitioner
Simon Atkinson has been practising and studying yoga in the broad tradition following Krishnamacharya since the 1990s and has been learning Sanskrit since 2001. He teaches academic English and academic skills at the University of Cambridge.

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This is the most practical chapter of the book. It gives a fresh and original perspective on how yoga is actually practised by followers of Krishnamacharya and how his conception of kuṇḍalinī has influenced that. The chapter will be the first published study exploring how Krishnamacharya and his students used his position on kuṇḍalinī to connect teachings from two separate textual traditions: haṭhayoga and the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali. It shows how Krishnamacharya’s conception of kuṇḍalinī and his overall approach to haṭhayoga were subsumed within the overarching framework of Patañjali.

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Atkinson, Simon. A Union of Yoga-s – Linking Haṭhayoga and Patañjali via Kuṇḍalinī. Krishnamacharya on Kundalini - The Origins and Coherence of his Position. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 58-83 May 2022. ISBN 9781800501522. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42725. Date accessed: 22 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42725. May 2022

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