LC 342 - Learning Community: Yoga, Mindfulness and Indian Philosophy
This Learning community has two parts:
A theoretical component where we study Indian philosophy and its Western adoption. We will study classical Indian philosophy (including but not limited to the Bhagavad Gita and Buddhist scriptures), investigate our Western fascination with ‘the mystical East’, including the hatha yoga tradition, and examine some of the current research on the benefits of contemplation and on the mindfulness movement.
A practicum, where we practice hatha yoga (first hour) and discuss the experience of doing yoga on and off our yoga mats, exploring how you might use mindfulness and yoga as tools to slow down and to center, becoming more aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and better balancing your priorities (second hour).
Fulfills the Moral Inquiry requirement. This LC may fulfill an elective in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Asian Studies.