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Illinois Wesleyan University Website

Wellness at Illinois Wesleyan University
Sponsor of IWU's student yoga class.

Updates Page
Notification of any updates to this YOGAWeb IWU site.

Yoga Journal: The Voice of Yoga Online

Yoga Site
Yoga mats, yoga clothes, yoga videos, yoga teachers, yoga books, yoga information, yoga music.
Hatha Yoga * Tantra Yoga * Meditation Music.
Yoga, How to Heal with yoga, list of diseases and corresponding asanas.

Yoga Basics
Online guide to yoga postures, yoga meditation, yoga breathing and Hatha yoga.

Hatha Yoga Lesson
Animated Hatha Yoga Postures, Stress and Yoga Breathing,Hatha Yoga Class & Chakras.

Right Now
Get Inspired!   This site includes sound.

Shangri-la Towers
The personal webpage of Jodie Daquilanea, one of the founding co-teachers of the IWU yoga class.

Recommended Reading:

Yoga Sutras by Patanjali
Available in number of different translations.

This is an ancient Indian meditation text that offers some understanding of the philosophy behind yoga.

It is available at the Ames Library in the form of at least one translation (by Rama Prasada).
It is also available at ISU's MIlner Library in a number of translations.

It is also available here at, in an acclaimed translation by Swami Satchidananda.

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Yoga:   Immortality and Freedom
by Mircea Eliade, Translated by Willard R. Trask.

THIS . . . is the definitive single-volume academic work on yoga in English.

NOTE:   This is a very lengthy academic work that treats the subject of yoga through a historical and philosophical perspective.   It is NOT a manual for yoga practice.

It is available at the Ames Library (oftentimes on reserve for one of Professor Hatcher's classes)and the ISU Milner Library.

It is also available here at

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The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
by George Feuerstein

Written by a Western scholar, this is a very accessible book on the history, philosophy, and evolution of yoga.

I do not know if it is available at Ames or Milner Library.

It is available here at

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Ancient text, translated by Arthur Avalon (Sir John George Woodroffe)

This is a definitive Indian text on the subtle physiology of yoga. It lends detailed discussion to chakras, nadis, and kundalini.   Read Arthur Avalon's commentary with objective caution; he speaks from a deep-rooted British Orientalism and fascination with the occult.

It is available at the Ames Library under the title The Serpent Power, Being the Sat-Cakra-Nirupana and Paduka-Pancaka: Two Works on Laya-Yoga, Translated from the Sanskrit, with Introduction and Commentary.
It might be available at the Milner Library.

It is also available here at

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Siva Samhita
Gheranda Samhita
Available in a number of translations from the IWU and ISU library.

These are only two of the many ancient Indian manuals on the practice of yoga.

Cross-reference Eliade's Yoga:   Freedom and Immortality for a more extensive list of ancient manuals.

NOTE:   These are not meant to be easy reads concerning the casual practice of yoga.   They are translations of primary source texts meant more for the academic eye.   Read these to learn some of the more traditional practices of yoga and to compare one historical practice to another.   You will learn that there is no definitive manual on yoga practice.

For more accessible and casual yoga manuals, look through the more modern books at a bookstore near you.

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Recommended Reading List compiled by Jodie Daquilanea.

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