VIRTUAL: Daniel Simpson (The Truth of Yoga) Author Talk and Q&A

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, in partnership with the Mystic Yoga Shala, present a virtual author event on Zoom with Daniel Simpson, author of The Truth of Yoga as a part of our Winter 2021 Self Improvement Series.

This event is free, but registration is required to attend the Zoom.

About the Book

A succinct, approachable guide to the origins, development, key texts, concepts, and practices of yoga.

Yoga is practiced by many millions of people worldwide and is celebrated for its mental, physical, and spiritual benefits. And yet, as Daniel Simpson reveals in The Truth of Yoga, much of what is said about yoga is misleading. For example, the word “yoga” does not always mean union. In fact, in perhaps the discipline’s most famous text—the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali—its aim is described as separation: isolating consciousness from everything else. And yoga is not five thousand years old, as is commonly claimed; the earliest evidence of practice dates back about twenty-five hundred years. (Yoga may well be older, but no one can prove it.)

The Truth of Yoga is a clear, concise, and accessible handbook for the lay reader that draws upon abundant recent scholarship. It outlines these new findings with practitioners in mind, highlighting ways to keep traditions alive in the twenty-first century.

About Daniel Simpson

Daniel Simpson teaches at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, in teacher trainings around the UK, and at Triyoga in London. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and has a master's degree from SOAS University of London.

About the Mystic Yoga Shala

Mystic Yoga Shala is an excellent place to practice yoga in our area. The Shala has been around since 2006 and has helped many students become teachers and eventually run their own studios. Learn more about the Mystic Yoga Shala by clicking here

About Virtual Events

To attend this virtual event, you will need access to the internet and a computer or other “smart” device to stream the content.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 2:00pm
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The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga's History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices Cover Image
ISBN: 9780865477810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: North Point Press - January 5th, 2021

A succinct, approachable guide to the origins, development, key texts, concepts, and practices of yoga.