Is the Body the Temple of the Soul?: Modern Yoga Practice as a Psychosocial Phenomenon by Krzysztof KoneckiIs the Body the Temple of the Soul?: Modern Yoga Practice as a Psychosocial Phenomenon by Krzysztof Konecki

Is the Body the Temple of the Soul?: Modern Yoga Practice as a Psychosocial Phenomenon

byKrzysztof Konecki

Paperback | November 22, 2016

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This book interprets the social significance of yoga in a world that emphasizes corporeality and the body. Immersing himself in the social world of hatha yoga participants, from an urban studio to a mountain retreat, the author's personal experience with positions and techniques, group meditation, and joint mantra is juxtaposed against interviews, photographs, video recordings on the social meaning of yoga, and philosophical analyses of where the physical and spiritual meet. This book's use of empirical qualitative research and participant observation allows for close analysis, even outright experiencing of the participants' world.

Krzysztof T. Konecki is a professor of sociology at the University of Lodz and editor in chief of Qualitative Sociology Review.
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Title:Is the Body the Temple of the Soul?: Modern Yoga Practice as a Psychosocial PhenomenonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pagesPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Jagiellonian University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8323340080

ISBN - 13:9788323340089

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An original work that brings new findings to the sociology of culture and sociology of religion. It is based on deep empirical research and diagnoses a phenomenon that is new and increasingly significant, not only in Poland.