Yoga and Alignment

From the Upanishads to B.K.S. Iyengar

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Gitte Bechsgaard, Gillian McCann
  • Newcastle: 
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    , February
     151 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book offers an accessible and lively look at yoga philosophy and psychology. Following the model of the eight limbs of yoga the authors engage the tradition from its foundational ethics to the highest states of consciousness. Based on 30 years of research and practice, it connects the insights of this ancient tradition to our lives and the challenges facing us today. This work will appeal to a broad audience including scholars, yoga teachers and practitioners. and general readers who have an interest in philosophy, meditation and psychology.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Gitte Bechsgaard is the founding director of Vidya Institute International and is a registered psychotherapist. Gitte has studied privately with her mentor Sri Krishan Mantriji in the areas of Sanskrit, Yoga philosophy, Jyotish and contemplative practice. She is a certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor (CIYT), and teaches throughout North America and Europe. Her publications include The Gift of Consciousness (2013) and The Sacred in Exile: What It Really Means to Lose Our Religion (2017).

Gillian McCann is an associate professor in the Religions and Cultures Department at Nipissing University, Canada. Her publications include Vanguard of the New Age: The Toronto Theosophical Society 1891–1945 (2012) and The Sacred in Exile: What It Really Means to Lose Our Religion (2017).



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