Medicine: Yale's Yogin

Yoga is an ingrown Hindu philosophical system whose object is fusing the "individual soul" with the "universal soul." Hindu yogins achieve that mystic goal after years of practice in emotional serenity and bodily control. The desired physical relaxation of yoga is achieved by means of contortions which "purify" the body. U. S. devotees of yoga are usually more interested in the philosophical and religious than the gymnastic aspects of the system. In India, on the other hand, the most extraverted yogin to appear in centuries, Swami Kuvalayananda, thinks so highly of the physical...

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