Traditions :
Yoga / Hindu

Sub-Categories: Advaita / Non-Dualist
Shaivite (Shiva)
Shakta (Goddess-oriented)
Vaishnava (Krishna/Rama)

 

Poets in the Yoga / Hindu tradition
Books - Links

 

 

In the West, Yoga is often reduced to a simplified notion of stretching and physical exercise. In fact, Yoga is a rich and ancient tradition that encompases philosophy, meditation, devotionalism, and asceticism.

Yoga is sometimes thought of as the esoteric expression of Hinduism but, properly speaking, Yoga is not confined to Hinduism. In addition to Hindu Yoga, there is Buddhist Yoga, Jaina Yoga and, with the expansion of Yoga to the West, Yoga has become integrated into the lives of people following many other spritual and religious pathways.

Poets in the Yoga / Hindu Tradition

Abhishiktananda, Swami (Henri Le Saux) (1910 - 1973)
Adyashanti (1962 - )
  Akha (1600? - 1650?)
Allama Prabhu (12th Century)
Anandamurti (Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar) (1921 - 1990)
Andal (9th Century)
Aurobindo (1872 - 1950)
Avaiyar (14th Century)
Basava (1134 - 1196)
  Mahendranath Battacharya (1843 - 1908)
  Beni (14th Century)
Rupa Bhawani (1621 - 1721)
  Candaka (290? - 365?)
Edward Carpenter (1844 - 1929)
Chinmoy (1931 - 2007)
  Civivakkiyar (9th Century)
  Dadu Dayal (1544 - 1603)
Dariya (1634 - 1780)
  Devara Dasimayya (10th Century)
Georg Feuerstein (1947 - )
Gorakhnath (10th Century)
  Haude Gosain (1795 - ?)
  Govindasvami (7th Century)
Ivan M. Granger (1969 - )
Nazrul Islam (1899 - 1976)
  Janabai (1298 - 1350?)
Jayadeva (12th Century)
Jnanadev (1275 - 1296)
Kabir (15th Century)
Kalidas (Lawrence Edwards) (1952 - )
Kalidasa (350? - 430?)
  Kamalakanta (1769? - 1821?)
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)
  Lalan (1775? - 1891?)
Lalla (14th Century)
Akka Mahadevi (12th Century)
Ramana Maharshi (1879 - 1950)
  Manikkavacakar (9th Century)
Chris McCombs (1947 - )
Meher Baba (1894 - 1969)
Mirabai (1498 - 1565?)
Muktabai (13th Century)
Swami Muktananda (1908 - 1982)
Namdev (1270 - 1350)
Nammalvar (8th Century)
Nirmala (1950? - )
  Colin Oliver (1946 - )
  Arthur Osborne (1909 - 1970)
  Pampattic Cittar (15th Century)
  Pattinattar (10th Century)
  Pipa (15th Century)
Ram Tzu (Wayne Liquorman) (1950 - )
Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886)
Ramananda (1400 - 1480)
  Ramprasad (Ramprasad Sen) (1718? - 1775?)
  Rasakhan (1534? - 1619?)
Ravidas (1398? - 1448?)
Shankara (788 - 820)
Janaka Stagnaro (1960 - )
Surdas (1478? - 1581?)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Thayumanavar (1706 - 1744)
Tiruvalluvar (7th Century)
Tukaram (1608 - 1649)
Tulsi Sahib (1763 - 1843)
Vidyapati (1340? - 1430)
Vivekananda (1863 - 1902)
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)


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Related Links:

  HinduNet: The Hindu Universe
http://www.hindunet.com/

Not particularly in-depth, but broadly touches on many aspects of Hindu life, worship, and spirituality.
  Traditional Yoga Studies
http://www.traditionalyogastudies.com

Traditional Yoga Studies is a comprehensive website dedicated to Yoga philosophy, history, and practice featuring the writings of Georg Feuerstein. It includes numerous articles, reviews, a Yoga Glossary, information on TYSŐs two distance learning courses, second-hand books, and a newsletter.
  Sadhus, Holy Men of India
http://www.adolphus.nl/sadhus/

One of the best sites on sadhus, the ascetics of India. Lots of great photos and descriptions.
  Hindu Devotional Groups
http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/hindu/devot/

A good introduction to beliefs and practices of the primary sects of Hinduism. A simple diagram also shows how the different sects interrelate.
  Poetseers.org - Hindu Poets
http://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/india/

An excellent site with many poems by various seers, saints, sages, and wise rascals. Worth some long leisurely visits!
  Hindu Poets - Poet Seers
http://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/india/

Another excellent source for sacred poetry in the Hindu/Yogic traditions. Highly recommended!
  Vedanta Shastras Library
http://www.shastras.com/

An excellent resource for sacred Hindu texts: Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Vedic Hymns, articles. Lots to explore.
 

Yoga / Hindu