Richard Rosen is a yoga scholar and teacher who has written five yoga books that are well worth reading. In this episode, we talk about his most recent, “Yoga FAQ, Almost Everything You Need to Know about Yoga — from Asanas to Yamas.” This book is rich with historical info and yet, Richard is refreshingly honest about how traditions change and evolve. We focus mostly on his Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra — who was Patanjali? Who was Vyasa? And why is this text a seminal part of modern Western yoga?
RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
Yoga FAQ, Almost Everything You Need to Know about Yoga — from Asanas to Yamas, by Richard Rosen
The Shiva Sutras Mark Dyczkowski (SUNY 1992)
Vijnana Bhairava Jaideva Singh (SUNY 1991)
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (translation by Chip Hartranft)
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (translation by Georg Feuerstein)
Yoga Body: Origins of Modern Posture Practice, by Mark Singleton
The Roots of Yoga, by Sir James Mallinson & Mark Singleton
The Yoga of Breath, by Richard Rosen
Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga, by Richard Rosen
Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals, by Richard Rosen
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