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dc.contributor.authorKonecki, Krzysztof T.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-23T12:18:29Z
dc.date.available2016-02-23T12:18:29Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn978-83-7969-819-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11089/17053
dc.descriptionHatha-yoga in Western culture is often perceived as the practice of physical exercises (practice of the asana position), usually done to improve one’s health and emotional state. Even if that is the case, it is still based on the rule of “the silencing of the modifications of the mind.” It is about a containment of mind dispersion in terms of non-important, minute, everyday issues, which are not important for the basis of our existence, balance and inner harmony, the unity of body and mind. Even if we train only for our health and for improvement of our physical fitness, then the end result, in the case of many physical and sports activities, is stopping mind movement. The full concentration on one action, on one point in space, might not have any metaphysical meaning for us, but it still remains full concentration. This can be achieved by patiently practicing hatha-yoga. “Yoga is growing in popularity in Poland. As with every fashion, this leads to a number of simplifications, and sometimes even misunderstandings. Meanwhile, the book by Professor Konecki is about yoga in the context of modern culture. It is also a book about modern culture in the context of yoga. It gathers the experience of trainees, and shows as well the phenomenon that evolved out of Indian tradition and became an integral part of Western-European lifestyle.”pl_PL
dc.language.isoenpl_PL
dc.publisherŁódź University Presspl_PL
dc.publisherJagiellonian University Presspl_PL
dc.subjectyogapl_PL
dc.subjectyoga practicepl_PL
dc.subjecthatha-yoga practicepl_PL
dc.subjectmodern yogapl_PL
dc.subjectsoulpl_PL
dc.subjectdefinitions of yogapl_PL
dc.subjecthatha-yoga practitionerpl_PL
dc.titleIs the Body the Temple of the Soul? Modern Yoga Practice as a Psychosocial Phenomenonpl_PL
dc.typeOtherpl_PL
dc.rights.holder© Copyright by Krzysztof T. Konecki, Łódź 2015; © Copyright for this edition by University of Łódź, Łódź 2015; © Copyright for this edition by Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków 2015pl_PL
dc.page.number[1]-[28]pl_PL
dc.contributor.authorAffiliationUniversity of Łódź, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, Institute of Sociology, Department of Sociology of Organization & Management, 41/43 Rewolucji 1905 r. Str., 90-214 Łódź.pl_PL
dc.identifier.eisbn978-83-7969-820-2
dc.contributor.authorBiographicalnoteThe author is a professor of sociology working at the Institute of Sociology, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Łódź. His interests lie in qualitative sociology, sociology of interaction, methodology of social sciences, visual sociology, communication and intercultural management, contemplative sociology and forms of contemporary spirituality. He is the editor-in-chief of “Qualitative Sociology Review” and holds membership in the Board of Polish Sociological Association and the Board of Committee of Sociology of the Polish Academy of Science; he is a member of the Executive Committee of European Sociological Association (2015).pl_PL


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