The Glo Podcast

Bonus Episode: The History of Yoga, with Dr. Christopher Chapple, Part 4

Episode Summary

Dr. Christopher Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and a featured instructor on Glo, will discuss the history of yoga in this five-part series of bonus episodes.

Episode Notes

Dr. Christopher Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and founding Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He’s published over 20 books about Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Yoga, and religion and ecology. He’s also a featured instructor on Glo.

In five bonus episodes, Dr. Chapple will give you a taste of the history of yoga. Telling the story of yoga’s history is challenging for many  reasons. It’s a history that spans thousands of years and many cultures and can vary by interpretation, personal perspective and agendas. And it isn’t a history that is easily told in serial, chronological time. In the West, we like to think of history as “one thing happening after another.” the Bible, for example, starts with the words “in the beginning …” 

But in India, our relationship with time is different. It’s maybe more of a spiral with feedback loops rather than a straight line. So, in this series of lectures, you can expect a journey that goes deeper and deeper. To the seeker of knowledge, they will, as these stories always have, take you on a journey to understand where we came from and who we are now.