The academic study of yoga is subtly at odds with its practical objectives.
What should our work be, here and now, as producers of knowledge?
One of the most interesting things about what we call “knowledge” is its extraordinary flexibility.
Scholars of religion, it turns out, often have profound religious experiences reading and interpreting the texts they critically study, and these events have consequences for the methods and models they develop, the conclusions they come to, and even for the traditions they study.
Tias is a popular yoga and meditation teacher.
Swami Swatmananda is an acharya of Chinmaya Mission of South Mumbai.
Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature.
Jeffrey is the Associate Dean of the Faculty and Graduate Programs in the School of the Humanities and the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University.