MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, USA.
Baier, K. (2012) ‘Modern Yoga Research: Insights and Questions’. Available here.
Bronkhorst, J, Chapple, C.K., Patton, L.L., Samuel, G., Sarbacker, S. R. and Wallace, V. (2011) ‘Contextualizing the History of Yoga in Geoffrey Samuel’s The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: A Review Symposium’ International Journal of Hindu Studies 15(3): 303-357 available here.
Farmer, J. (2012) ‘Americanasana’ (with special attention to Mark Singleton’s Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice, Stefanie Syman’s The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, and Robert Love’s The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America) in Reviews in American History 40:145–158. Available here.
Newcombe, S. (2009) ‘The Development of Modern Yoga: A Survey of the Field’ Religion Compass 3(6): 986-1002. A pre-publication draft is available for reference as a pdf.
South Asian forms of yoga and meditation, by Elizabeth De Michelis
An annotated bibliography presenting materials on background and essential reading.
Last updated 24 December 2008
A Modern Yoga bibliography, by Suzanne Newcombe
Last updated 19 June 2010
IONS Bibliography on Meditation
A regularly updated, searchable bibliography of meditation research; also many entries on yoga.
Timeline: Modern Yoga in Britain, by Suzanne Newcombe
A chronological overview of the history of modern yoga in Britain in tabulated form.
Last updated 6 June 2011
Yoga Survey, by RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia)
Read about the Yoga Survey, download survey results and other related materials.
The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies lectures
Many interesting lectures including several on yoga.
Indology: Resources for Indological Scholarship
Many useful research tools.
Prof. Alexis Sanderson’s personal site
Downloadable materials from one of the foremost authorities on Tantra.
The Open University’s Making Britain
Information about South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950.
The British Library’s Asians in Britain
Information on over 450 South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950, the organisations they were involved in, their British connections and the major events in which they participated.