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Modern Jain Yoga
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Jains have contributed to many of the historical movements that, woven together, form the history of modern yoga. Although that history is frequently traced back to the 19th-century Hindu reformer, missionary to the United States, and Indian nationalist Swami Vivekananda, and especially his famous speech at the 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, the history is far more complex than that linear narrative implies. Although there is no doubt that Vivekananda and his Raja Yoga (publi…

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R. Jain, Andrea, “Modern Jain Yoga”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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