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The Yoga Texts Attributed to Yājñavalkya and their Remarks on Posture

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Dominik Wujastyk

University of Alberta, CA
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Professor & Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

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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. 

How to Cite: Wujastyk, D., 2017. The Yoga Texts Attributed to Yājñavalkya and their Remarks on Posture. Asian Literature and Translation, 4(1), pp.159–186. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/j.2017.10192
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Published on 23 Aug 2017.
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