Book Review of Biography of a Yogi (Foxen, 2017).

  • Matthew Clark SOAS University of London


Biography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda and the Origins of Modern Yoga. Anya P. Foxen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 238 pages.

First published in 1946, Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda has to date sold over four million copies. It is by far Yogananda’s most popular book and has been translated into thirty-three languages. Aside from South Asian religio-philosophical texts, Autobiography of a Yogi is perhaps the most widely read publication on the life of a yogi of all time.

How to Cite
CLARK, Matthew. Book Review of Biography of a Yogi (Foxen, 2017).. Journal of Yoga Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 93–96, jan. 2021. ISSN 2664-1739. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 11 apr. 2021.
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