The Subtle Body The Story of Yoga in America

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-22
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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In this work, Syman tells the surprising story of yoga's transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.

Author Biography

Stefanie Syman, a literature graduate of Yale, was a founder of Feed, an early, award-winning Web magazine. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Yoga Journal. A native of Los Angeles, she lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and has practiced yoga for more than fifteen years.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Brahma?p. 11
Thoreau's Experimentp. 26
The Guru Arrivesp. 37
Swami Vivekananda's Legacyp. 62
The Making of an American Gurup. 80
Theos Bernard's Spiritual Heroismp. 116
Margaret Woodrow Wilson "Turns Hindu"p. 143
Uncovering Reality in Hollywoodp. 160
Hatha Yoga on Sunset Boulevardp. 179
Psychedelic Sagesp. 198
How to Be a Guru Without Really Tryingp. 233
Marshmallow Yogap. 256
The New Penitentsp. 268
Notesp. 295
Selected Bibliographyp. 359
Acknowledgmentsp. 365
Indexp. 367
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