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Autobiography of a Yogi, initially published in 1946, is required reading for all yogis. It is the life story of Paramahansa Yogananda, the man who brought yoga into the western world from India. The book is cited as the ambassador for India’s ancient science of Yoga but I have to admit the writing didn’t speak to me when I tried to read during my training as a yoga instructor.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) founded the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in 1917and the Self-Realization Fellowship in America in 1920 to teach Kriya Yoga, a nonsectarian philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and well-being union with Spirit through meditation.

If like me you want to know more, there is now a film about Paramahansa Yogananda’s work . You can watch it using your favorite movie-accessing source. To realize that all of his work took place almost 100 years ago- quite an inspiration!

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