“THE HAṬHA YOGA PROJECT

The Haṭha Yoga Project (HYP) is a five-year (2015-2020) research project funded by the European Research Council and based at SOAS, University of London which aims to chart the history of physical yoga practice by means of philology, i.e. the study of texts on yoga, and ethnography, i.e. fieldwork among practitioners of yoga. The project team consists of four researchers based at SOAS and two at the École française d’Extrême Orient, Pondicherry.

The project’s primary outputs will be critical editions and annotated translations of ten Sanskrit texts on haṭha yoga, four monographs, and a range of journal articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries. In September 2016 a workshop for twenty scholars working on critical editions of Sanskrit texts on yoga was held at SOAS and All Souls, Oxford. A public conference will be held at SOAS in 2020.”

http://hyp.soas.ac.uk/

 

 

http://hyp.soas.ac.uk/workshop/

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/28520/international-yoga-day-21-june-2017-research-project-funded-european-union-contributing-better_en

 

“Dr James Mallinson, the world’s leading scholar of pre-modern haṭha yoga and lecturer at SOAS, University of London, has received an European Research Council (ERC) grant worth €1.85m to lead a research project on the history of hatha yoga.

Hatha yoga is the source of much of the modern yoga practised around the world today. This five-year research project will draw on haṭha yoga’s textual corpus and fieldwork among its current ascetic practitioners, in order to reconstruct the history of its practice.”

http://www.londonhigher.eu/site/projects-list/projects/the-hatha-yoga-project