The Goddess Pose

The Goddess Pose

The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West

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When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced worldwide. Goldberg traces the life of the incredible woman who brought yoga to the West-- and in so doing paints a sweeping picture of the twentieth century.
"Biography of Indra Devi, a European woman who, over the course of her century-long life, helped introduce yoga to the U.S"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307593511
0307593517
Branch Call Number: 613.7046 GOL
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 22 cm.

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writermala
Sep 27, 2015

"The Goddess Pose," is billed as the story of Indra Devi,who helped bring Yoga to the West. Indra Devi however turns out to be much more. She is an "activator," who activates and quickens things wherever she goes. Either as a result of her presence or by coincidence, she is in the middle of historic events for almost a century (she lived to be over a 100) and the author has described these events in a very interesting manner. All this makes for great reading - even I who grew up in India learned a lot about Yoga Masters and "God-men" of that country from this book.

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janerl
Jun 28, 2015

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