Linda Johnsen

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Linda Johnsen
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Born1954 (age 68–69)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
SubjectYoga and Hinduism

Linda Johnsen (born 1954 in Chicago) is an author on yoga and other aspects of Hinduism. She earned a master's degree in Eastern Studies[1] and did post-graduate work in Comparative Religions at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. In addition she spent decades studying Eastern traditions with Shakta and Shaivite yogis in India and North America.


Johnsen's essays have appeared in numerous magazines including Yoga International,[2]Yoga Journal,[1] Yoga Plus, and Mountain Astrologer, as well as in many anthologies. Her books include:

  • Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India (1994)[3]
  • The Living Goddess (1999)
  • Meditation is Boring? Putting Life in Your Spiritual Practice (2000)
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism (2002)
  • Alpha Teach Yourself Yoga (2003)
  • A Thousand Suns (2004)
  • Fearless Living: Yoga and Faith (editor, 2005)[4]
  • Lost Masters: Sages of Ancient Greece (2006)
  • Kirtan! Chanting as a Spiritual Path (2007) with Maggie Jacobus
  • A Thousand Suns: Designing Your Future With Vedic Astrology


  1. ^ a b Johnsen, Linda (November 1988). "Meditation Doesn't Have To Be Boring". Yoga Journal (November/December 1988): 18–25. ISSN 0191-0965. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  2. ^ Folan, Lilias M. (2005). Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age. Rodale. p. 226. ISBN 978-1-59486-070-6.
  3. ^ Harding, Elizabeth U. (February 1995). "Holy Mothers (book review)". Yoga Journal (January/February 1995): 112. ISSN 0191-0965. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  4. ^ Rama, Swami (2005). Fearless living: yoga and faith. Himalayan Institute Press. pp. iii. ISBN 978-0-89389-251-7.

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