Books and Articles

2020. Birch, J. "Haṭhayoga’s Floruit on the Eve of Colonialism." In Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions101–180. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. DOI:

2019. Birch, J. and Singleton, M. "The Yoga of the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati: Haṭhayoga on the Cusp of Modernity.Journal of Yoga Studies, Vol. 2 (2019): 3–70. DOI:

2019. Birch, J. "The Amaraughaprabodha: New Evidence on the Manuscript Transmission of an Early Work on Haṭha- and Rājayoga." Journal of Indian Philosophy 47 (2019): 947–977. Springer. DOI:

2018 (submitted 2013). Birch, J. "The Proliferation of Āsana-s in Late Mediaeval Yoga Texts." In Yoga in Transformation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Vienna: V&R Unipress, Vienna University Press. Retrieved from:

2018. Birch, J. "Premodern Yoga Traditions and Ayurveda: Preliminary Remarks on Shared Terminology, Theory and Praxis." History of Science in South Asia, Vol. 6 (April): 1–83. DOI:

2013. Birch, J. "Rājayoga: The Reincarnations of the King of all Yogas."

International Journal of Hindu Studies (December) 17.3 (2013): 399–442. Springer. DOI:

2011. Birch, J. "The Meaning of Haṭha in Early Hathayoga." Journal of the American Oriental Society (December) 131.4 (2011): 527–554. Retrieved from:

2011. Quanström, O. and Birch, J. "Universalist and Missionary Jainism: Jain Yoga of the Terapanthi Tradition." In Yoga in Practice, ed. David White. Oxford: Princeton University Press, 365–82. Retrieved from:

Magazine Articles

Yoga Scotland Magazine, Issue 50 (May 2016).

2016.   The Yamas and Niyamas: Patanjali’s View
Yoga Scotland Magazine, Issue 49 (January 2016).

2015.   The Yogataravali and the Hidden History of Yoga.
Namarupa Magazine, Issue 20 (Spring 2015).

Forthcoming Publications

2020.   The Quest for Liberation-in-Life. A Survey of Early Haṭha & Rāja Yoga.
The [Oxford] History of Hinduism, Religious Practice. Gavin Flood (ed.).
Oxford University Press.

2020.   A Manual on the Practice of Haṭhayoga. The Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati of Kapālakuraṇṭaka.
Paris, Pondicherry: École française d'Extrême-Orient.

2020.   The Yoga of Immortals. The Amaraugha and Amaraughaprabodha of Gorakṣanātha.
Paris, Pondicherry: École française d'Extrême-Orient.

2020.  The Yogabīja: The Seed of Yoga.
Paris, Pondicherry: École française d'Extrême-Orient.

2021.   The Amanaska: King of all Yogas. A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation along with a Monographic Introduction. Doctoral Thesis. Oxford University (2013).

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