The Yoga Texts Attributed to Yājñavalkya and their Remarks on Posture



This essay disambiguates the yoga texts associated with the name of the ancient Indian sage Yājñavalkya. Two key works are identified and reflections are offered on their manuscript and print histories. A text and translation of the section on yoga postures (āsana) from one of these works is presented, with a discussion of the historical evolution of these posture descriptions. 


Asian LiteratureIndian LiteratureYogaPhilologyTranslationāsana
  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 159-186
  • DOI: 10.18573/j.2017.10192
  • Published on 23 Aug 2017