The Goddess Pose : The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the WesteBook - 2015
When Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced around the world. Here Michelle Goldberg tells the globetrotting story of the incredible woman who helped usher in a craze that continues unabated to this day. A sweeping picture of the twentieth century that travels from the cabarets of Berlin to the Mysore Palace to Golden Age Hollywood and beyond, The Goddess Pose brings the Devi's little known but extraordinary adventures vividly to life.
From Library Staff
Indra Devi, born Eugenia Peterson in 1899 in Riga, Latvia, remains a fascinating character: constantly searching as she moves from Eastern Europe to India to Shanghai and the United States— finally making it big, about halfway through her century-long life, as a yoga teacher. This biography of In... Read More »