“Kabbalah/Yoga,” By Cia Sautter

This paper explores positive religious views of spirituality as embodied, active, and physical, through examination of performance in kabbalah and hatha yoga. Several Zohar passages on prayer movement are presented to explore how traditional prayer movements were interpreted. This examination includes rabbinic and Zohar commentary as well as comparison to hatha yoga texts and practices. Importantly, underlying concepts of initiating justice through ritual motion are examined.

One Response to ““Kabbalah/Yoga,” By Cia Sautter”

  1. Editor says:

    Here’s a response to Dr. Cia Sautter’s article on the Tikkun Daily Blog:

    http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2009/10/01/jewish-prayer-yoga/

    I hope that it’s of interest.

    All the best,
    Josh

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