Yoga in Transformation

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on a Global Phenomenon

The conference will explore yoga from a broad perspective: it will examine different strands of Indian yoga in the premodern period and forms of modern yoga, the changes that occurred within the premodern yoga practices and theories, as well as more recent developments and the current transformation of transnational modern yoga.

For this purpose, outstanding specialists from the fields of South Asian studies, the study of religions, social science and cultural anthropology have been invited to contribute their research papers. The conference will give them an opportunity to intensify their mutual communication. For those who are interested in yoga in general, it will provide convenient access to information on recent high-level research.

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