In recent decades, in parallel with the popularisation of yoga and meditation practices in many different cultural contexts around the world, scholars have shown an increasing interest in studying these practices. In this talk, the editors of the newly published Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies will explore the current state of research in these subjects. By placing a wide spectrum of approaches to these subjects side-by-side we can more fully reveal the blind spots to which a particular way of framing research inevitably gives rise.