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‘A tool to help me through the darkness’: suffering and healing among teacher-practitioners of Ashtanga yoga

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Yoga is widely regarded as beneficial for physical and emotional health, and as a safe ancillary intervention for managing a range of psychological conditions. Evidence of injury, harm, and abuse in yoga traditions is difficult to square with this emphasis on healing. Drawing mainly from on online memoirs by long-term practitioners of Ashtanga yoga, this paper examines the relationship between suffering and healing in yoga, showing how long-term abuse can be perpetuated and injury sustained i...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13648470.2021.1949942

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Population Health
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Anthropology and Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
28
Issue:
3
Pages:
320-340
Publication date:
2021-07-22
Acceptance date:
2021-06-17
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EISSN:
1469-2910
ISSN:
1364-8470
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1187378
Local pid:
pubs:1187378
Deposit date:
2021-07-23

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