Hi, I’m Sukhraj Singh from Sikh Archive and welcome to the 48th episode of our Podcast series of conversations with historians, authors, academics, researchers and activists on topics related to their areas of expertise on Sikh or Panjabi history.

In this episode, we are joined by Balbinder Singh Bhogal, who is a professor of Religious Studies and the holder of the Chair in Sikh Studies at Hofstra University. His research interests include decolonization, modernity, philosophy, yoga and Sikh studies, to name but a few.

Today we will be exploring the discussion on Sikhi and Yoga, in particular the Indic understanding of Yoga, its convergence to modernity and its relationship to Sikhi from a critical perspective. We take a close look at Sikhi during the bhakti movement, Guru Nanak’s relationship with his son Siri Chand and close the discussion with an understanding of how to understand and interpret Kundalini Yoga.

This podcast was based on a chapter written by Professor Balbinder Singh Bhogal, titled "Sikhi(sm): Yoga and Meditation" from the Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies. It can be accessed via the following link:


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