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Daniel Simpson


Hello! I'm the author of The Truth of Yoga and the tutor of the courses on this website.

I've been studying yoga in various forms since I first encountered it in India in the 1990s. To help me find answers to all of my questions about where things came from, I went back to university, earning a master's degree from SOAS in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation.

I now teach on that programme, as well as running courses at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies – on yoga history and philosophy, and the Vedas and Upaniṣads. I also contribute to teacher trainings and offer talks and workshops internationally.

In a previous incarnation, I was a foreign correspondent, working for Reuters and the New York Times. Nowadays, I host a podcast called Ancient Futures. Click the button to visit my website.

Interviews


YOGA TALKS

Exploring what's true with J. Brown, from the corporate media to yoga philosophy.


STILLPOINTS

A wide-ranging chat with Scott Johnson – from psychedelics to the meaning of yoga.


YOGIC STUDIES

Discussing accessible writing with Seth Powell while making sense of authenticity.


EMBODIED PHILOSOPHY

A conversation about The Truth of Yoga with Jacob Kyle on the Chitheads podcast.


NEW BOOKS NETWORK

How online courses make learning fun: an interview with fellow tutor Raj Balkaran.


Articles


WHAT IS YOGA?

"Restraining the Yoga Police," Spirituality Studies, Issue 6, Vol. 2 (2020)


NON-DUAL VEDĀNTA

"See Here Now: Gauḍapāda's Early Advaita," Pushpam, No. 4 (2019)


YOGIC BREATHING

"Prāṇāyāma (SOAS Haṭha Yoga Project)," Sahapedia (2018)


POSTURAL PRACTICE

"What is the Purpose of Āsana?" Pushpam, No. 1 (2015)


YOGA GEOPOLITICS

"China: The New Yoga Superpower," Yoga International (2011)


Thanks


"To all my teachers, and all that inspired them," says the dedication in The Truth of Yoga.

The book's acknowledgements are uploaded here.