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”Practice and all is coming” – trosföreställningar och socialiserande ritualer i yogans sociala praktik
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2019 (Swedish)In: Praktiske grunde. Tidsskrift for kultur og samfunnsvitenskab, ISSN 1902-2271, E-ISSN 1902-2271, no 1-2, p. 179-206Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

”Practice and all is coming” – beliefs and socializing rituals in the social practice of yoga. The article sets out from sayings as “Practice and all is coming”, common among yoga-practitioners. The sayings are reconstructed as part of yoga as a social practice with specific beliefs, taken-for-granted truths and socializing rituals. The research-questions are: How can yoga be understood as a social practice, with specific beliefs and taken-for-granted truths? How are these beliefs and truths maintained and reproduced, and with which socializing rituals? How do professional yoga teachers position themselves within this practice, and how can the differences be understood? The empirical data consists of interviews with seven local yoga teachers and documents regarding three globally well-known yoga personalities, founders and gurus. The study results in a construction of the object, where beliefs and taken-forgranted truths about yoga, regarding for instance the importance of immersion, devotion and subordination, has a vital function in reproducing the social order. Charismatic cults as yoga and music, sports etcetera are being problematized, as both productive and risky.

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2019. no 1-2, p. 179-206
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yoga, social practice, belief, socialization, rituals
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-175485OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-175485DiVA, id: diva2:1366817
Available from: 2019-10-30 Created: 2019-10-30 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved

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