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Spring 2014: Theory and Practice of Yoga - RELH 2195

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Title

Spring 2014: Theory and Practice of Yoga - RELH 2195

When

Mon. Jan 13, 2014 - Tue. Apr 29th, 2014 (16 weeks)
Every Monday, Wednesday from 5:00 AM to 5:50 AM

Instructor: John Campbell

In this course, students explore Yoga practice in both traditional and contemporary contexts and from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Topics include yogic systems of philosophy and personal transformation in Hinduism and Buddhism, Haṭha Yoga, Tantric Yoga, and the medicalization and globalization of Yoga in the modern period. Readings from key source-texts of the South Asia and Tibetan religious traditions serve as the basis for a critical investigation of Yoga's ritual, social, metaphysical, and cosmological strategies. Discussions and writing assignments are further supplemented throughout the semester by instruction in postural yoga practice during weekly contemplative labs, challenging students to identify and pursue their own ideals of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

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