Catalog 2021-2022

REL 288 Chinese Yoga and Meditation

An introduction to qigong (i.e., Chinese yoga) and Daoist (Taoist) meditation. This course has an experiential learning component: students will practice qigong and meditation techniques inside and outside of class. This course examines medical, martial and spiritual qigong and Daoist meditation forms, the connections of these forms to Chinese religion, traditional Chinese medicine, Asian martial arts and cosmology, and the history of the 20th-century qigong movement. Contemporary and classical readings by critical scholars and practitioners will supplement the practices. Appropriate for beginners and more advanced students. Practices will be modified for those who are physically unable to perform them.




(HFA) (NW)


Winter Intersession and May Term.