Catalog 2021-2022

PHL 236 Yoga and Philosophy

An introduction to yoga practice and philosophy. This course has an experiential learning component: We will do hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation as part of class. This course examines yoga and its associated philosophical, cosmological and religious beliefs. We will compare and contrast traditional Indian conceptions of the body and health with those of other cultures and of modern medicine. We will examine appropriations of yoga tradition by practitioners. Contemporary and classical readings by scholars and practitioners will supplement the practices. Appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners. Practices will be modified for those physically unable to perform them.




(HFA) (IG) (NW)


fall and spring semesters.